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Kenneth Lonergan

 
Bio:
Mr. Lonergan's plays include This is Our Youth (Drama Desk Award nomination, Tony Award nomination); Lobby Hero (Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, Olivier Award nomination); The Starry Messenger; Medieval Play; and Hold On to Me Darling. His first film as writer-director, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Mr. Lonergan's plays include This is Our Youth (Drama Desk Award nomination, Tony Award nomination); Lobby Hero (Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, Olivier Award nomination); The Starry Messenger; Medieval Play; and Hold On to Me Darling. His first film as writer-director, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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J. Smith-Cameron and Kenneth Lonergan Photo

J. Smith-Cameron and Kenneth Lonergan

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01/23/2020
Kenneth Lonergan and Ciaran O'Reilly Photo

Kenneth Lonergan and Ciaran O'Reilly

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10/01/2019
Kenneth Lonergan and Ciaran O'Reilly Photo

Kenneth Lonergan and Ciaran O'Reilly

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10/01/2019
Elaine May, Kenneth Lonergan and Lila Neugebauerduring the Opening Night Curtain Call Photo

Elaine May, Kenneth Lonergan and Lila Neugebauerduring the Opening Night Curtain Call bows for "The Waverly Gallery" at the Golden Theatre on October 25, 2018 in New York City.

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Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
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Kenneth Lonergan Biography

Mr. Lonergan's plays include This is Our Youth (Drama Desk Award nomination, Tony Award nomination); Lobby Hero (Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, Olivier Award nomination); The Starry Messenger; Medieval Play; and Hold On to Me Darling. His first film as writer-director, You Can Count On Me, earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations; it also won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay. His second film, Margaret, won the European Film Critics' FIPRESCI Award at the Vienna Film Festival and the Traverse City Film Festival Founders Prize. Most recently, Lonergan received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea, which he also directed, as well as numerous other awards, including the 2017 BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay. Other screenplay credits include Analyze This (co-writers Harold Ramis and Peter Tolan) and Gangs of New York (2002 Writers Guild of America and Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay; co-writers Jay Cocks and Steve Zaillian). His four-part television adaptation of E.M. Forster's "Howards End" aired on the BBC in 2017 and is currently airing on Starz in the U.S.

Kenneth Lonergan Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Revival of a Play
Kenneth Lonergan, The Waverly Gallery
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Kenneth Lonergan, Hold On to Me Darling
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Kenneth Lonergan, This is Our Youth
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best New Comedy
Kenneth LonerganLobby Hero
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Kenneth Lonergan, Lobby Hero
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
Kenneth Lonergan, Lobby Hero
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2001 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Kenneth Lonergan, The Waverly Gallery
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2001 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Kenneth Lonergan, The Waverly Gallery
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
Kenneth Lonergan, The Waverly Gallery

Kenneth Lonergan News

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Hunter & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Signature Theatre’s SigSpace will reteam this June with Theatre For One to present six one-on-one, five-to-six minute theater experiences. Titled Déjà Vu (referencing a featured work by the same name), this iteration of Theatre For One revisits five selected works from the visionary and unconventional organization.

LOBBY HERO Comes to Elite Theatre Company in July Photo LOBBY HERO Comes to Elite Theatre Company in July
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

The Elite Theatre Company is proud to announce its upcoming production of¬†Lobby Hero¬†‚Äď a play by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Cate Caplin.¬†Lobby Hero¬†runs for five weekends on the Main Stage from July 8, 2022 to August 7, 2022.¬†

Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwrig Photo Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwright Produced on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,

Second Stage Theater to Host Fair Chance Job Fair Photo Second Stage Theater to Host Fair Chance Job Fair
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022

On Monday, June 6th, Second Stage Theater will host the Fair Chance Job Fair. Fair Chance Hiring means that employers refrain from including questions about conviction history in the application process before a job offer is made. 

Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series Photo Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere production of 53% OF. The production will feature ANNA CRIVELLI, EDEN MALYN, MARIANNA McCLELLAN, GRACE REX, CATHRYN WAKE, and AYANA WORKMAN.

Premieres by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre Photo Premieres by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Signature Theatre announced its 2022-2023 season‚ÄĒfrom Resident playwrights¬†Quiara Alegr√≠a Hudes,¬†Samuel D. Hunter,¬†Sarah Ruhl, and¬†Branden Jacobs-Jenkins‚ÄĒalongside the inauguration of¬†Launchpad, a new residency supporting early-career playwrights that expands the organization‚Äôs singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension Photo Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The limited engagement of Alison Leiby’s Oh God, A Show About Abortion has been extended through June 30 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre Photo A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 29. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).

World Premiere of A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extended at Signature Theatre Photo World Premiere of A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extended at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 22. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).

LOBBY HERO is Now Playing at the New National Theatre Photo LOBBY HERO is Now Playing at the New National Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022

The second work in the series 'Voices Stories exploring discussion, criticism, dialogue, and so on' is Lobby Hero, written by Kenneth LONERGAN, whose film Manchester by the Sea won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. 

Kenneth Lonergan Videos

VIDEO: Judy Kuhn Shares A Message From ASSASSINS at Classic Stage Company VideoVIDEO: Judy Kuhn Shares A Message From ASSASSINS at Classic Stage Company
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2020

Broadway star Judy Kuhn has released a short message on behalf of John Doyle's star-studded production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins at Classic Stage Company.

VIDEO: Chris Evans Helps Childhood Theatre Company Secure a Permanent Home VideoVIDEO: Chris Evans Helps Childhood Theatre Company Secure a Permanent Home
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2019

Chris Evans has returned to his roots to help out his childhood theatre company!

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick Discusses Making West End Debut in THE STARRY MESSENGER VideoVIDEO: Matthew Broderick Discusses Making West End Debut in THE STARRY MESSENGER
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2019

Matthew Broderick was a guest on today's episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan.' During the interview, Broderick talks about heading to London to make his West End stage debut in he Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan.

VIDEO: Chris Evans Open Up About AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, LOBBY HERO, & More on GOOD M VideoVIDEO: Chris Evans Open Up About AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, LOBBY HERO, & More on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Macon Prickett - Apr 23, 2018

Chris Evans stopped by Good Morning America to discuss upcoming Marvel film Avengers: Infinity War, performing in Lobby Hero on Broadway, and more! Check out the clip below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Alan Henry - Apr 10, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the 1992 bestselling novel by Robert James Waller about love both lost and found. Set amidst the cornfields of Iowa in 1965, this passionate musical follows the unexpected affair of a devoted Italian-born housewife and a roving National Geographic photographer set over four sensual, heart-stirring days. Brilliantly adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade), it captured the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Score. The Bridges of Madison County, directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director and founder Robert Kelley will be presented April 4 - 29, 2018 (opening night: April 7) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of LOBBY HERO with Michael Cera, Chris Evans & More! VideoBWW TV: Inside Opening Night of LOBBY HERO with Michael Cera, Chris Evans & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Mar 27, 2018

Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry, and Bel Powley, officially opened last night, Monday, March 26, at the newly renovated Hayes Theater. 

BWW TV: What's  Second Stage's LOBBY HERO All About? Chris Evans and Company Explain! VideoBWW TV: What's Second Stage's LOBBY HERO All About? Chris Evans and Company Explain!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 16, 2018

Rehearsals are now underway for Lobby Hero at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th street). Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry, and Bel Powley, will begin previews on Thursday, March 1 and officially open on Monday, March 26.

BWW TV: Second Stage Friends and Family Gather to Christen the New Hayes Theater! VideoBWW TV: Second Stage Friends and Family Gather to Christen the New Hayes Theater!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 11, 2018

This morning, Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:00am, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) hosted the official lighting ceremony for its new Broadway home, The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th street). Designed by David Rockwell of Rockwell Group, this landmarked, newly renovated venue has become, under Second Stage's ownership, the first Broadway theater dedicated exclusively to living American Playwrights.

BWW TV: Hard Hats at the Ready, Second Stage Announces Season from New Broadway Home!
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 22, 2017

Earlier this week, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) announced productions for its inaugural Broadway season at the historic Hayes Theater on Broadway.

BWW TV: Watch Clip of Tony Nominee Michelle Williams and Casey Affleck in MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2016

In Manchester by the Sea, the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester by the Sea is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.


Kenneth Lonergan Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kenneth Lonergan been in?
Kenneth Lonergan has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Kenneth Lonergan been in?
Kenneth Lonergan has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Kenneth Lonergan been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Waverly Gallery , Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hold On to Me Darling , Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for This is Our Youth , Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Lobby Hero , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lobby Hero , John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lobby Hero , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Waverly Gallery The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Waverly Gallery and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Waverly Gallery .

What awards has Kenneth Lonergan won?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lobby Hero.

How many shows has Kenneth Lonergan written?
Kenneth Lonergan has written 7 shows including Young Playwrights Festival (1982) (Playwright), This is Our Youth (Playwright), The Waverly Gallery (Playwright), Lobby Hero (Playwright), The Starry Messenger (Playwright), Medieval Play (Playwright), Hold On to Me Darling (Playwright).