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Hugh Leonard

 

Birth Place: Dublin, IRELAND
 

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Hugh Leonard Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Play
Hugh Leonard, A Life
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Best New Play Gold Star
Hugh Leonard, Da
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1978 - Best Play Gold Star
Hugh Leonard, Da
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Play Gold Star
Hugh Leonard, Da
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Play
Hugh Leonard, The Au Pair Man

Hugh Leonard News

BANG! By Michelle Read Comes to Dublin Theatre Festival Photo BANG! By Michelle Read Comes to Dublin Theatre Festival
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021

A performer, playwright and theatre-maker for over thirty years, Michelle Read's creative career began as a stand-up comic on the London comedy circuit, going on to co-found Dublin Comedy Improv in 1992.

BWW Interview: Ann Hearn Tobolowsky Excitedly Directing REYKJAV√ćK Live & In-Person A Photo BWW Interview: Ann Hearn Tobolowsky Excitedly Directing REYKJAV√ćK Live & In-Person Again!
by Gil Kaan - May 18, 2021

The Road Theatre Company has begun streaming playwright Steve Yockey‚Äôs REYKJAV√ćK, their second show of their 2021 virtual season. Set in Reykjav√≠k, Iceland, Ann Hearn Tobolowsky directs the REYKJAV√ćK cast of Stephen Tyler Howell, Alaska Jackson, Carlos Lacamara, Brian Ibsen,¬†Danny Lee Gomez and Jacqueline Misaye. Ann managed to find some time between REYKJAV√ćK rehearsals, and being half of a beloved Los Angeles theatre acting/directing couple, to answer a few of my enquiries.

McCune, Snyder Lead A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM At PICT Photo McCune, Snyder Lead A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM At PICT
by Stephi Wild - Dec 25, 2019

PICT Classic Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo PICT Classic Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 3, 2019

PICT Classic Theatre's 2019-2020 season will consist of 3 productions beginning in November: a ghost story play written by Stephen Mallatratt, an adaptation of a Shakespeare classic, and an Irish play by Hugh Leonard. All three will be presented at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland.

Theatre West's Then and Now Series Opens with 'THE LONG GRAVEL ROAD Photo Theatre West's Then and Now Series Opens with 'THE LONG GRAVEL ROAD
by Julie Musbach - Apr 17, 2019

Linda Pace and Pergola Productions are pleased to present a new play written and performed by Abbott Alexander. THE LONG GRAVEL ROAD is a dance recitative with an original sound score by Garrett Parks. This show will launch Theatre West's "Then and Now" Series. The production is set to open at Theatre West May 4, with performances Saturday evenings 8:00PM through June 1, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look at BLUE DOOR Photo Photo Flash: First Look at BLUE DOOR
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2019

Get a first look below at the UK premiere of Blue Door, Tanya Barfield's searing play with music which examines family, identity and the African-American male experience. First seen in the US in 2006, the UK stage premiere, directed by Eleanor Rhode and starring  Ray Fearon and Fehinti Balogun, has its opening night for press this evening and will run at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio until 9 March.

Road Theatre Co Announces Extension of DEATH HOUSE Photo Road Theatre Co Announces Extension of DEATH HOUSE
by Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2019

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the second show of its 2018-2019 season, the critically acclaimed, world premiere of DEATH HOUSE, written by Jason Karasev and directed by Michael Peretzian is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, MARCH 23 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.

Irish Heritage Theatre Presents DA Photo Irish Heritage Theatre Presents DA
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2019

Irish Heritage Theatre announces its Spring 2019 production Da by Hugh Leonard. After a highly successful and critically acclaimed 'Women of Ireland' season last year featuring By the Bog of Cats (several critics' awards including third place overall in Best Actor (Female) category and our first Barrymore WINNING production- Best Supporting Performer in a Play for our own Tina Brock). Our first show of the season, Lay Me Down Softly brought us our second Barrymore recommendation, and was our best attended show to date. When we think of this season, we think of the concept of Fatherhood, and what it means within the Irish culture, and there is perhaps no better play to showcase what it means to be an Irish Dad than Da.

The Irish Heritage Theatre And Plays and Players Theatre Presents DA by Hugh Leonard Photo The Irish Heritage Theatre And Plays and Players Theatre Presents DA by Hugh Leonard
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2019

It is with great excitement that the Irish Heritage Theatre announces our Spring 2019 production Da by Hugh Leonard. After a highly successful and critically acclaimed 'Women of Ireland' season last year featuring By the Bog of Cats (several critics' awards including third place overall in Best Actor (Female) category and our first Barrymore WINNING production- Best Supporting Performer in a Play for our own Tina Brock). Our first show of the season, Lay Me Down Softly brought us our second Barrymore recommendation, and was our best attended show to date. When we think of this season, we think of the concept of Fatherhood, and what it means within the Irish culture, and there is perhaps no better play to showcase what it means to be an Irish Dad than Da.

London Classic Theatre Announces Extension And New Cast Of UK Tour Of MY MOTHER SAID  Photo London Classic Theatre Announces Extension And New Cast Of UK Tour Of MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2019

Following the recent news that a fire had destroyed the entire set of their touring production on New Year's Eve, London Classic Theatre are pleased to announce that the extension of the UK tour of Charlotte Keatley's My Mother Said I Never Should will go ahead as planned. Kathryn Ritchie returns to play Jackie Metcalfe and will be joined by Rebecca Birch (Rosie Metcalfe), Lisa Burrows (Margaret Bradley) and Judith Paris (Doris Partington). Artistic Director of LCT, Michael Cabot, directs the production, which tours to a further 14 venues in 2019. The tour starts at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth on 6 February, with performances in Newtown, Ipswich, Doncaster, Middlesbrough, Richmond, Derby, Poole, Winchester, Worthing, Epsom, Swansea and Oldham before concluding at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford in April. Press night will take place on Wednesday 27 February at Richmond Theatre.


Hugh Leonard Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Hugh Leonard written?
Hugh Leonard has written 3 shows including The au Pair Man (Playwright), Da (Playwright), A Life (Playwright).

What awards has Hugh Leonard been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for A Life , Best New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Da , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Da Best Play (Tony Awards) for Da and Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Au Pair Man .

What awards has Hugh Leonard won?
Best New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Da Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Daand Best Play (Tony Awards) for Da.