Doug Wright Biography

Gender: Male

Doug's plays include I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), Posterity and Quills (Obie Award), as well as books for the musicals Grey Gardens (Tony nomination), The Little Mermaid and Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination). Films include the screen adaptation of Quills (Paul Selvin Award, WGA). He is president of The Dramatists Guild and on the board of New York Theatre Workshop. He has received grants from United States Artists and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York with his husband, singer-songwriter David Clement, and cats Glynis and Murray.

Doug Wright Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Doug Wright, Hands on a Hardbody
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Book of a Musical
Doug Wright, Grey Gardens
The Pulitzer Prize - 2004 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Doug Wright, I Am My Own Wife
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Play
Doug Wright, I Am My Own Wife
Obie Awards - 1996 - Playwriting
Doug Wright, Quills