Tracy Letts Biography

Gender: Male

Ensemble member and Artistic Associate at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Letts last appeared at Yale Repertory Theatre in The Realistic Joneses, by Will Eno. Previous Steppenwolf credits include Penelope, American Buffalo (also the McCarter), Betrayal, The Pillowman, The Pain And The Itch, The Dresser, Homebody/Kabul, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross (also in Dublin and Toronto), Three Days Of Rain, many others. Other Chicago credits include Bouncers and Fun & Nobody (Next Lab), ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (A Red Orchid Theatre), Conquest Of The South Pole (Famous Door), many others. His only previous New York stage appearance was in Orson’s Shadow at the Barrow Street Theatre. As a playwright, Mr. Letts is the author of Killer Joe, Bug, Man From Nebraska (Pulitzer finalist), August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award® for Best Play), and Superior Donuts.

Tracy Letts Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Tracy Letts, The Realistic Joneses
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Tracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Tracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Tracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Tracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best New Play
Tracy LettsAugust: Osage County
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Best Play
Tracy Letts, August: Osage County
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2008 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Tracy Letts, August: Osage County
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Play
Tracy Letts, August: Osage County
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Play
Tracy Letts, August: Osage County
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
Tracy Letts, Bug
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2004 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Tracy LettsMan from Nebraska
Tracy LettsMan from Nebraska

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