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Edwin Sherin (born January 15, 1930) is an American theatre and television director and producer. He is the husband of actress Jane Alexander. He has directed many episodes of the television drama Law & Order, as well as directing for the stage, mainly on Broadway, including The Great White Hope. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Sherin began his theatrical career as an actor, playing small roles on Broadway in A Desert Incident, Face of a Hero, and Romulus. He met Alexander while serving as the resident director at Washington, DC's Arena Stage, where he cast her and James Earl Jones in The Great White Hope. In 1968, he directed the play and its two stars on Broadway, and the production marked the start not only of his Broadway directorial career, but a long professional and personal relationship with Alexander as well. He directed Alexander in, among other work, The First Monday in October on Broadway in 1978, Hedda Gabler at the Hartman Theatre (Connecticut) in 1981, in the American Playhouse television movie A Marriage: Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Stiegglitz, in 1991.and in the Broadway revival of The Visit.