Kristoffer Tabori (aka K.T Donaldson) has directed twenty two television films in the past ten years. Among them, five of the popular Murder She Baked films, the romantic comedies Love On The Air, and Tom, Dick, and Harriet which garnered nominations for best film and best director at both the 2013 Monte Carlo International Television Festival and Canada’s 2013 Leo Awards; and The Carpenter’s Miracle the highest rated film to appear on Up (formerly GMC)
As a director he won an Emmy and was nominated for a DGA award. He is the recipient of The Theatre World Award, The LA Drama Critics Circle Award, the LA Weekly Award, and ten Drama-logue Awards.
He is the son of the film and theatre actress, Viveca Lindfors and director Don Siegel and stepson of playwright George Tabori.
By the age of 15, Kristoffer had appeared in seven leading roles, including starring in his Broadway debut, The Penny Wars, for which he was nominated by the New York Drama Critics as one of the most promising new actors on Broadway. That same year he was awarded a Theatre World Award for his performance off-Broadway in How Much, How Much and was signed by 20th Century Fox for a three picture deal. After playing a critically acclaimed Romeo, the young actor realized, “I had the passion but not the technique or skill to be the kind of actor I respected and dreamt of being.” He committed himself to a study of Shakespeare, both as actor and director. His Hamlet at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. was a tour de force. Richard Coe of the Washington Post wrote, “Tabori’s Hamlet is one of the finest I’ve seen, and I’ve seen scores of them.” Kristoffer starred in the film Making It, and was one of the leads in the NBC series, Chicago Story
Running parallel to an acting career –– his directing career took shape. His first major stage production, Romeo and Juliet for the Grove Shakespeare Festival, garnered him a Drama-logue award. Los Angeles Times theatre critic Dan Sullivan wrote, “Tabori knows how to tell a story.” A Drama-logue for his direction of The Two Gentlemen of Verona followed. He directed Julie Harris in William Luce’s Currer Bell, Esq and, at the Matrix Theater in Hollywood, and Inadmissible Evidence, starring Ian McShane, for which Kristoffer won both and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award and a Drama-logue award. He directed Macbeth at Guthrie Theater, as well as the critically acclaimed production of Twelfth Night at A Noise Within.
Kristoffer returned to acting, playing the lead in Simon Gray’s The Common Pursuit, in both its Los Angeles and New York run. Critic Howard Kissel of the Daily News wrote, “Kristoffer Tabori has an almost heartbreaking dignity…his is a deeply affecting performance.”
In the United Kingdom, Kristoffer accepted the leading role in the popular Thames TV series London Embassy, which was adapted by Paul Theroux from his novel.
Upon his return to the States, he was offered the opportunity to direct the film The Perfect Date, an ABC After School Special. Once again he garnered rave reviews. Variety wrote, “The Perfect Date, under Kristoffer Tabori’s direction… is so clever and the cast is so adept, it’s too bad that it is relegated to afternoon TV.” He won an Emmy for his direction. He immersed himself in helming over 50 episodes, including Providence, That’s Life, Judging Amy, Chicago Hope, Picket Fences, and Law and Order. He was also a producer/director on the series Push and was nominated for a Directors Guild Award for direction of Educating Mom for ABC. He made his film directing debut with the vampire thriller Dead Of Night. He directed the film Pursued starring Christian Slater. Other films include The Accidental Witness, Anna’s Storm, High Plains Invaders, Ring By Spring, and Just The Way You Are.
Kristoffer Tabori is an accomplished narrator recording the works of authors as varied as Max Brand, Richard Yates, and Mario Puzo. He was awarded an Audie for his recording of Jeffrey Eugenides’ Pulitzer Prize winning novel Middlesex. He has been the voice of all the incarnations of “HK” in the Star Wars video game series, and as well as performing in games such as Dishonored, Alpha Protocol, Battlestar Gallactica, and Spiderman amongst many others.
Kristoffer Tabori is a US Citizen, and has Permanent Residency in British Columbia, Canada. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, and the Directors Guild of Canada. Please refer to the “Contact” page of this website for full contact details.
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