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Aaron Sorkin

 
Date Of Birth:
June 09, 1961 (61)
Birth Place:
Scarsdale, NY, USA
Bio:
His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men, The Farnsworth Invention and To Kill a Mockingbird; the television series Sports Night (1998–2000), The West Wing (1999–2006), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–07), and The Newsroom (2012–14). He wrote the film screenplay for the legal ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 09, 1961 (61)

Birth Place: Scarsdale, NY, USA

Bio:
His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men, The Farnsworth Invention and To Kill a Mockingbird; the television series Sports Night (1998–2000), The West Wing (1999–2006), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–07), and The Newsroom (2012–14). He wrote the film screenplay for the legal ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2023]
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[West End, 2020]
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Rafe Spall and Aaron Sorkin  Photo

Rafe Spall and Aaron Sorkin

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Date:
04/01/2022
 JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT as Richard Schultz, AARON SORKIN Director/Writer, J.C. MACKENZI Photo

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT as Richard Schultz, AARON SORKIN Director/Writer, J.C. MACKENZIE

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Date:
07/23/2020
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 26:  The chior performs during Harper Lee's "To Kill A  Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 26: The chior performs during Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird", a new play by Aaron Sorkin at Madison Square Garden on February 26, 2020 in New York City. The performance is the first-ever Broadway play performed at Madison Square Garden with an entirely free performance for 18,000 New York City public school students. (Photo by Bruce Glikas)

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Date:
02/27/2020
Theatre Marquee unveiling for Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel Photo

Theatre Marquee unveiling for Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel 'To Kill A Mockingbird' starring Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger under the direction of Bartlett Sher on September 7, 2018 at the Shubert Theatre in New York City.

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Date:
09/07/2018
Theatre Marquee unveiling for Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel Photo

Theatre Marquee unveiling for Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel 'To Kill A Mockingbird' starring Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger under the direction of Bartlett Sher on September 7, 2018 at the Shubert Theatre in New York City.

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Date:
09/07/2018

 

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[Broadway, 2023]
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[West End, 2020]
PLAYWRIGHT

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Aaron Sorkin Biography

His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men, The Farnsworth Invention and To Kill a Mockingbird; the television series Sports Night (1998–2000), The West Wing (1999–2006), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–07), and The Newsroom (2012–14). He wrote the film screenplay for the legal drama A Few Good Men (1992), the comedy The American President (1995), and several biopics including Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Moneyball (2011), and Steve Jobs (2015). For writing 2010's The Social Network, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay.

He made his feature film debut as a director in 2017 with the crime drama Molly's Game, which garnered mostly positive reviews and earned him a third Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. As a writer, Sorkin is recognized for his trademark fast-paced dialogue and extended monologues, complemented by frequent collaborator Thomas Schlamme's storytelling technique called the "walk and talk". These sequences consist of single tracking shots of long duration involving multiple characters engaging in conversation as they move through the set; characters enter and exit the conversation as the shot continues without any cuts.

Aaron Sorkin Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1990 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical
Aaron SorkinA Few Good Men
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
Aaron SorkinA Few Good Men For Promissing Playwright
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
Aaron Sorkin, A Few Good Men

Aaron Sorkin News

Fairleigh Dickinson University WAMFEST 2022 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Jazz  Photo Fairleigh Dickinson University WAMFEST 2022 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Jazz And Dance Connections
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2022

​​​​​​​Fairleigh Dickinson University's School of the Arts presents WAMFEST 2022 on October 10 and 12 at the Florham Campus.  WAMFEST is sponsored by Arts & Culture Collaborative, Dance Connections, Morris Arts. All events are free of charge and open to the public, but reservations are required. 

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes To Portland in October Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes To Portland in October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

The first National Tour of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, based on Harper Lee's classic novel, comes to Portland's Keller Auditorium from October 18 through 23.

Scott Rudin and Broadway Ad Agency SpotCo Reach Settlement in 2020 Lawsuit Photo Scott Rudin and Broadway Ad Agency SpotCo Reach Settlement in 2020 Lawsuit
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2022

A settlement has been reached in the legal battle between Broadway advertising agency SpotCo and producer Scott Rudin.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes To The Paramount Theatre, October 11 Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes To The Paramount Theatre, October 11
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2022

-The first National Tour of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, based on Harper Lee's classic novel, comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre from October 11 through 16.

A FEW GOOD MEN to be Presented at La Mirada Theatre in October Photo A FEW GOOD MEN to be Presented at La Mirada Theatre in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the second show of their 2022-2023 season, the rarely produced and widely acclaimed military masterpiece A FEW GOOD MEN, written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Casey Stangl.  

Meet the Cast of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

Topdog/Underdog officially begins previews on Broadway tonight, September 27. The production opens at the John Golden Theatre on October 20. Meet the cast bringing the story to life!

World Premiere of YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS to be Presented at Lincoln Center Theate Photo World Premiere of YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS to be Presented at Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 will present the world premiere production of YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS, a new play by Julia May Jonas, directed by Annie Tippe, which will begin performances Saturday, November 19 and run for six weeks only through Saturday, December 31 at the Claire Tow Theater.  Opening night is Monday, December 5.

Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces Directors for 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays Photo Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces Directors for 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

Ensemble Studio Theatre has announced the directors for the 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays, which will be fully comprised of work from artists who identify as Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC).

Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces Directors for the 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays Photo Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces Directors for the 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) announced the directors for the 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays, which will be fully comprised of work from artists who identify as Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC). The full list of directors is Sivan Battat, Dominic Colón, nicHi Douglas, Chika Ike, Cameron Knight, Rebecca Martinez, Jonathan McCrory, Jess McLeod, Keenan Tyler Oliphant, Erin Tripp and Elizabeth Van Dyke.

Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews tonight, September 19, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.  Meet the cast bringing this play back to Broadway!

Aaron Sorkin Videos

VIDEO: Richard Thomas and Jacqueline Williams Get Ready to Take TO KILL A MOCKINGBI VideoVIDEO: Richard Thomas and Jacqueline Williams Get Ready to Take TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on the Road
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 26, 2022

Watch as Richard Ridge catches up with two of the stars of the To Kill a Mockingbird national tour, Richard Thomas and Jacqueline Williams.

VIDEO: Richard Thomas Talks Touring as Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD VideoVIDEO: Richard Thomas Talks Touring as Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2022

Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour of To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel. The tour will begin performances next month at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.

VIDEO: Watch Clip of Greg Kinnear in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Watch Clip of Greg Kinnear in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 6, 2022

Last night, To Kill a Mockingbird welcomed Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear as he made his Broadway debut as “Atticus Finch.” Written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin with direction by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird also stars Baize Buzan as “Scout Finch.”

VIDEO: Nicole Kidman Talks Not Being 'Strong Enough' to Sing on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Nicole Kidman Talks Not Being 'Strong Enough' to Sing on Broadway
by Michael Major - Dec 8, 2021

While on Andy Cohen's Sirius XM Radio show, Nicole Kidman was asked if she would ever perform in a Broadway musical. Although she has sung in movie musicals like The Prom and Moulin Rouge, Kidman stated that her voice is not strong enough to sustain a Broadway run. Watch the full interview clip now!

VIDEO: Go Inside TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD's Broadway Re-Opening Night! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD's Broadway Re-Opening Night!
by Team BWW - Oct 6, 2021

Just last night, To Kill a Mockingbird celebrated its return to Broadway at the Shubert Theatre, playing its first performance since the shutdown in March 2020. Watch a video featuring the new cast celebrating their return to Broadway.

VIDEO: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Celebrates Broadway Return; Written By Aaron Sorkin VideoVIDEO: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Celebrates Broadway Return; Written By Aaron Sorkin
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2021

The two-minute video features an original script written by playwright, Aaron Sorkin, and voiced by Tony Award nominated and Emmy Award-winning star, Jeff Daniels.

VIDEO: Aaron Sorkin Discusses the Making of THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 VideoVIDEO: Aaron Sorkin Discusses the Making of THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2021

In this exclusive new video, Aaron Sorkin talks about making his historical AFI Awards film The Trial of the Chicago 7, and how it has become even more culturally relevant since its release last year.

VIDEO: John Gallagher Jr. & Gillian Jacobs Play 'Sorry, Bye' VideoVIDEO: John Gallagher Jr. & Gillian Jacobs Play 'Sorry, Bye'
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2020

The stars of the new horror film, Come Play, play the new game, 'Sorry, Bye,' where they have to pick one item out of a grouping to get rid of forever.

VIDEO: Aaron Sorkin Says He's Stressed About The Election on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Aaron Sorkin Says He's Stressed About The Election on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 27, 2020

James Corden connects with Aaron Sorkin a week from the 2020 election, and the two discuss all the variables that will likely keep a winner from being declared on election night. After talking about the importance of credible news media, James asks Aaron about the experience of making 'The Chicago 7.'

VIDEO: Michael Keaton Talks About Working With Jack Nicholson on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH VideoVIDEO: Michael Keaton Talks About Working With Jack Nicholson on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2020

Michael Keaton describes his experience working in Aaron Sorkin’s new film The Trial of the Chicago 7, reveals he was intimidated by Jack Nicholson while shooting Batman and shares his experience voting in his first election.


Aaron Sorkin Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Aaron Sorkin written?
Aaron Sorkin has written 5 shows including A Few Good Men (Playwright), Making Movies (Playwright), Marty (Bookwriter), The Farnsworth Invention (Playwright), To Kill A Mockingbird (Author).

What awards has Aaron Sorkin been nominated for?
The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Few Good Men John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Few Good Men For Promissing Playwright and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Few Good Men .

What awards has Aaron Sorkin won?
John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Few Good Men For Promissing Playwrightand John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Few Good Men.