James Tolman Tanner was an English stage director and dramatist who wrote many of the successful musicals produced by George Edwardes. Tanner began his theatre career as a set-painter and actor and toured early on with Auguste van Biene's company, among others, including as Volteface in The Old Guard. Then he became company manager and stage director. In 1892 he wrote his first play, The Broken Melody, which became a success on tour and internationally for van Biene. By this time, Tanner was directing Gaiety Theatre burlesque productions on tour and sometimes at the Gaiety for van Biene,...
|Birthdate:||October 17, 1858|
|Date of death:||June 18, 1915|
|Also known as:||James Tanner|