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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.

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Kenneth Lonergan STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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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

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Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Play

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

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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?

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

What awards has Kenneth Lonergan won?

Kenneth Lonergan has won the Outstanding Play award at the 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).

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