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John Patrick Shanley

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA

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Shanley is an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. He won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film Moonstruck. His play, Doubt: A Parable, won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play; he wrote and directed the film adaptation and earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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John Patrick Shanley Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Play

John Patrick Shanley, Outside Mullingar

Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Play

John Patrick Shanley, Outside Mullingar


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The Lortels - 2006 - Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee

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BroadwayWorld Awards - 2005 - Best Play

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Drama Desk Awards - 2005 - Outstanding New Play

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New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Best Play

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The Pulitzer Prize - 2005 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama

John Patrick Shanley, Doubt


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Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Play

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The Pulitzer Prize - 1954 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama

John Patrick, The Teahouse of the August Moon


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Tony Awards - 1954 - Best Play

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Shakespeare & Company to Present THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Beginning Next Week

William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors takes over Shakespeare & Company's outdoor mainstage this summer, directed by Kate Kohler Amory July 13 through August 18 at the Arthur S. Waldstein Amphitheatre.
Edward Albee's SEASCAPE to be Featured in Black Box's 'From A To Zoo' Staged Reading Series

Edward Albee's SEASCAPE will be featured in the 'From A To Zoo' staged reading series, offering audiences a chance to experience this classic play in a unique format. Learn how to attend!
Jeanine Tesori and Bess Wohl Join Dramatists Guild Council

Jeanine Tesori and Bess Wohl have joined The Dramatists Guild Council, the leadership team of the Guild.
Cast Set For SOMEONE SPECTACULAR at The Pershing Square Signature Center

Full casting has been announced for someone spectacular, the world premiere of a new play by Domenica Feraud, directed by Tatiana Pandiani.
Video: Amy Ryan 'Freaked Out' After Accepting DOUBT Role

Amy Ryan, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Sister Aloysius in the Broadway production of Doubt, visited Live with Kelly and Mark on Wednesday to talk about some of her latest projects. During the interview, she recalls preparing for her role in the play with only a week's notice. Watch the interview!
FROM A TO ZOO Staged Reading Series Resumes With Edward Albee's ALL OVER

In association with The Estate of Edward Albee, Black Box will present ALL OVER (1971)) on Wednesday, June 26th, 2024, 7:30PM at Debonair Music Hall.
Photos: See Kenny Leon & More on the Red Carpet for HOME on Broadway

Check out photos from the opening night red carpet of Home on Broadway!
Review: DOUBT: A PARABLE at Altarena Playhouse

One thing is for sure, Altarena Playhouse has a hit on its hands with DOUBT. Thoughtful, engaging, and provocative, the show is a masterpiece of details. In a world where some things should be black and white, DOUBT plants the tiniest seed of uncertainty that grows to envelope the entire story. You’ll change your mind, and change your mind again as the show will leave you ever dubious and always with a margin of DOUBT.
Betsy Wolfe, The Skivvies & More Set for Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré's 2024-25 Season

Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré has revealed its 108th season featuring musicals, plays with music, and an award-winning drama. See the full lineup and learn how to purchase tickets.
Interview: Morgan Urbanovsky of DOUBT: A PARABLE at Georgetown Palace

Ms. Urbanovsky shines in her directorial debut at Georgetown Palace. Her professionalism and dedication to her craft is evident in every scene and every details of the work on stage.
Review: DOUBT: A PARABLE at Georgetown Palace - Playhouse Stage

“Doubt: A Parable” is a masterfully crafted play that offers no easy answers. Under the direction of Megan Urbanovsky, Georgetown Palace's production faithfully delivers the writer’s intent, challenging audiences to confront the uncomfortable reality that truth is often elusive and multifaceted.
Video: Amy Ryan Discusses Her Tony Nominated Role in DOUBT: 'It Was a Wild Ride'

Amy Ryan, who was recently nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Sister Aloysius in the Broadway production of Doubt, visited The Daily Show on Wednesday to discuss her experience doing the play with very little prep. Watch the interview!
Powerhouse Theater At Vassar College Unveils Lineup For 38th Season

Discover the 38th Powerhouse Theater Season at Vassar College. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
Review: DOUBT: A PARABLE at Gamm Theatre

DOUBT: A PARABLE at Gamm Theatre. Shanley's tight, twisty meditation on truth and belief gets a fine production
Photos: First Look at The Gamm Theatre's DOUBT: A PARABLE

The Gamm is closing Season 39 with John Patrick Shanley's Doubt: A Parable. Check out production photos here!
Virginia Theatre Festival Announces Cast For 50 YEARS AND COUNTING: A MUSICAL REVUE

Discover the cast of the Virginia Theatre Festival's musical revue, 50 YEARS AND COUNTING. Celebrating half a century of theatrical excellence, the event promises a memorable performance.
Casts of HELL'S KITCHEN, THE NOTEBOOK & More to Perform at New Dramatists Spring Luncheon

New Dramatists will host its Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute on Tuesday, May 14 at the New York Marriott Marquis. See who is taking part and learn how to purchase tickets.
(PRAY), THE COMEUPPANCE, and More Take Home 2024 Lucille Lortel Awards - Full List of Winners!

The 39th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be presented at the annual ceremony which will take place tonight, Sunday, May 5, 2024, at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm. See the winners as they come in here!
Northlight Hosts Clothing Give Back Event in Conjunction With BROOKLYN LAUNDRY

Northlight Theatre has announced a clothing give back event at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie in conjunction with its hit production of John Patrick Shanley’s Brooklyn Laundry, playing through May 12, 2024.
Review: BROOKLYN LAUNDRY at Northlight Theatre

Under the direction of BJ Jones, John Patrick Shanley's newest play boasts a talented cast gifted with good humor and heartfelt emotion, but the uneven script feels as though it shrank in a dryer fed by clichés rather than coins.

John Patrick Shanley FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has John Patrick Shanley written?

John Patrick Shanley has written 20 shows including Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Playwright), Women of Manhattan (Playwright), the dreamer examines his pillow (Playwright), Italian American Reconciliation (Playwright), The Big Funk (Playwright), Beggars in a House of Plenty (Playwright), Four Dogs and a Bone (Playwright), Missing/Kissing: Missing Marisa/Kissing Christine (Playwright), Psychopathia Sexualis (Playwright), Cellini (Playwright), Where's My Money? (Author), Sailor's Song (Playwright), Doubt (Playwright), Doubt (Playwright), Defiance (Playwright), Romantic Poetry (Bookwriter), Storefront Church (Playwright), Outside Mullingar (Playwright), Prodigal Son (Author), Brooklyn Laundry (Playwright).

What awards has John Patrick Shanley been nominated for?

John Patrick Shanley has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards and Best Play at the Tony Awards for "Outside Mullingar." He was also recognized as a Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee at The Lortels. For his work on "Doubt," Shanley received nominations for Best Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards and the Tony Awards, Outstanding New Play at the Drama Desk Awards, and Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. He also won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "Doubt." Additionally, Shanley received nominations for The Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "The Teahouse of the August Moon" and Best Play at the Tony Awards for the same production.

What awards has John Patrick Shanley won?

John Patrick Shanley has won several awards throughout his career, including being inducted into the Playwrights' Sidewalk (The Lortels) and winning Best Play (BroadwayWorld Awards), Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards), Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards), and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "Doubt." He also won Best Play (Tony Awards) for "Doubt." Additionally, Shanley won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "The Teahouse of the August Moon" and Best Play (Tony Awards) for the same production.

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