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Lanford Wilson

 
Date of Birth: April 13, 1937 (85)

Birth Place: Lebanon, MO, USA
 

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Lanford Wilson Awards and Nominations

 
- 2011 - Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Award Gold Star
Lanford Wilson
 
IT Awards - 2010 - Artistic Achievement Award Gold Star
Lanford Wilson
 
The Lortels - 2001 - Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence Gold Star
Lanford Wilson
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Play
Lanford Wilson, Angels Fall
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Play
Lanford Wilson, 5th of July
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Play
Lanford Wilson, Fifth of July
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Play
Lanford Wilson, Talley's Folly
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1980 - Best Play Gold Star
Lanford Wilson, Talley's Folly
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1980 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Lanford Wilson, Talley's Folly
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Play
Lanford Wilson, Talley's Folly
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding New Play
Lanford Wilson, Talley's Folly
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Best New Play
Lanford Wilson, Fifth of July
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1973 - Best American Play Gold Star
Lanford Wilson, The Hot l Baltimore
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1967 - Best Playwrights Gold Star
Landord Wilson, The Rimers of Eldritch

Lanford Wilson News

Anna Baryshnikov, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio & More to Star in A BRIGHT NEW BOISE Off-Broa Photo Anna Baryshnikov, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio & More to Star in A BRIGHT NEW BOISE Off-Broadway Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

Signature Theatre will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s 2011 Obie Award-winning dark comedy A Bright New Boise, directed by Oliver Butler. See production dates and how to purchase tickets.

TRUTH'S A DOG MUST TO KENNEL To Run At SoHo Playhouse December 28 - January 7 Photo TRUTH'S A DOG MUST TO KENNEL To Run At SoHo Playhouse December 28 - January 7
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2022

Following an Award winning engagement at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner, 2022), Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel, written and performed by Tim Crouch, will play SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) as part of the Fringe Encore Series.

HOW TO FIND A HUSBAND IN 37 YEARS OR LONGER… To Get Los Angeles Premiere This Febru Photo HOW TO FIND A HUSBAND IN 37 YEARS OR LONGER… To Get Los Angeles Premiere This February
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2022

How to Find a Husband in 37 Years or Longer premiered as a workshop in September 2022 in New York City at Under St Marks Theatre with a sold out run.

World Premiere of HEARD IT FROM A BIRDIE A 2022 Tweet- Inspired Song Cycle Announced  Photo World Premiere of HEARD IT FROM A BIRDIE A 2022 Tweet- Inspired Song Cycle Announced At 54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the unpredictable, wacky, and fun-filled world premiere of Heard It From a Birdie: a 2022 Tweet-Inspired Song Cycle!

US Premiere of TRUTH'S A DOG MUST TO KENNEL to Open at SoHo Playhouse This Month Photo US Premiere of TRUTH'S A DOG MUST TO KENNEL to Open at SoHo Playhouse This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

Following an Award winning engagement at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Truth’s A Dog Must to Kennel, written and performed by Tim Crouch, will play SoHo Playhouse as part of the Fringe Encore Series.

NSAL of Florida Seeks Young Artists For Scholarships and Competitions Photo NSAL of Florida Seeks Young Artists For Scholarships and Competitions
by Stephi Wild - Dec 1, 2022

National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) of Florida, based in Boca Raton, recently announced their 2023 scholarships and competitions.

AFGHANISTAN IS NOT FUNNY Begins Performances This Week at SoHo Playhouse Photo AFGHANISTAN IS NOT FUNNY Begins Performances This Week at SoHo Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

Following Award-winning engagements at the 2022 Edinburgh, Hollywood and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, Afghanistan Is Not Funny, written and performed by Henry Naylor, bows Off-Broadway this December at SoHo Playhouse.

THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY is Coming to Capital Stage This Holiday Season Photo THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY is Coming to Capital Stage This Holiday Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

Capital Stage will bring the return of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice beloved characters with our Holiday Production of THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY. Capital Stage's Co-founding member, Peter Mohrmann, will direct the second installment of Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY series.

STORY/TELLER ARTS: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living to be Presented by The Center for  Photo STORY/TELLER ARTS: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living to be Presented by The Center for Fiction & TCG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group will co-present Story/Teller Arts: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living with Naveen Kumar and David Zayas on November 16 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, and via livestream.

Photos: First Look at SANCTUARY CITY by Martyna Majok at Theatre NOVA Photo Photos: First Look at SANCTUARY CITY by Martyna Majok at Theatre NOVA
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 6, 2022

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s resident nonprofit professional theatre, has released production photos for their production of “Sanctuary City” by Martyna Majok, which runs through November 27, 2022. Check out the photos here!

Lanford Wilson Videos

VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks RUN on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks RUN on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2020

The Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress plays a protective mother who becomes quite terrifying over the course of the movie.

VIDEO: See Sarah Paulson in the Trailer for RUN on Hulu Videoplay
VIDEO: See Sarah Paulson in the Trailer for RUN on Hulu

by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2020

They say you can never escape a mother’s love... but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort — it’s a threat.

VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Says She Almost Didn't Star in RATCHED on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH M Videoplay
VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Says She Almost Didn't Star in RATCHED on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2020

Sarah Paulson talks about her work with Ryan Murphy, playing a villain audiences root for and dipping her toes into interacting with fans on Instagram Live.

VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks About Her Love of Performing for an Audience on THE LATE S Videoplay
VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks About Her Love of Performing for an Audience on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2020

Stephen's good friend Sarah Paulson makes her fifth appearance on the show, commiserating with our host about the challenges of performing without an audience and their shared love for Cate Blanchett.

VIDEO: Watch Sarah Paulson Talk About Meeting Cher on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Sarah Paulson Talk About Meeting Cher on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2019

Sarah Paulson discusses her 'personal experience' with Cher during her Met Gala performance, how her past Tonight Show impressions helped win her a voiceover role in Abominable and putting on a bikini for The Goldfinch. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: Keri Russell Talks About Her First Time on Broadway in BURN THIS Videoplay
VIDEO: Keri Russell Talks About Her First Time on Broadway in BURN THIS

by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2019

Kerri Russell was a guest on Wednesday's episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan to talk about starring on Broadway in Burn This. During the interview, Russell talks about the experience of doing Broadway for the first time.

VIDEO: Adam Driver Talks BURN THIS and His Arts in the Armed Forces Program Videoplay
VIDEO: Adam Driver Talks BURN THIS and His Arts in the Armed Forces Program

by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2019

Adam Driver was a guest on Monday morning's episode of 'Good Morning America' to talk about starring on Broadway in Burn This. Driver talks to GMA host Lara Spencer about his Tony-nominated performance in the play, and he also talks about his Arts in the Armed Forces program, which aims to bring American theatre to active duty service members.

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 9- BURN THIS Nabs A Tony For Joan Allen Videoplay
VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 9- BURN THIS Nabs A Tony For Joan Allen

by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2019

In 1987, the sizzling drama earned a Best Leading Actress In A Play Tony for one of its stars, Joan Allen. Check out her acceptance speech below!

VIDEO: Keri Russell Talks Making Her Broadway Debut in BURN THIS Videoplay
VIDEO: Keri Russell Talks Making Her Broadway Debut in BURN THIS

by Stage Tube - May 7, 2019

Keri Russell was a guest on last night's episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' to talk about starring in 'Burn This.' During the interview, Russell tells Meyers that she still isn't used to being on stage every night. She says, ' I have immense respect for people who do it, and a beer definitely helps.'

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of BURN THIS with Keri Russell, Adam Driver & More! Videoplay
BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of BURN THIS with Keri Russell, Adam Driver & More!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 17, 2019

The first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's Burn This officially opened just last night, April 16, at the Hudson Theatre. Stars Academy Award Nominee and three-time Emmy Award Nominee Adam Driver (Pale), Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell (Anna), Tony Award Nominee David Furr (Burton) and Tony Award Nominee Brandon Uranowitz (Larry) celebrated the special occasion on Monday, and we're taking you inside the big night below!


Lanford Wilson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Lanford Wilson written?
Lanford Wilson has written 6 shows including The Gingham Dog (Playwright), Talley's Folly (Playwright), Fifth of July (Playwright), Angels Fall (Playwright), Burn This (Playwright), Redwood Curtain (Playwright).

What awards has Lanford Wilson been nominated for?
Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Award () , Artistic Achievement Award (IT Awards) for , Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence (The Lortels) , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Angels Fall , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for 5th of July , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Fifth of July , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Talley's Folly , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Talley's Folly , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Talley's Folly , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Talley's Folly , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Talley's Folly , Best New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Fifth of July Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Hot l Baltimore and Best Playwrights (Drama Desk Awards) for The Rimers of Eldritch .

What awards has Lanford Wilson won?
Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Award (), Artistic Achievement Award (IT Awards) for , Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence (The Lortels), Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Talley's Folly, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Talley's Folly Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Hot l Baltimoreand Best Playwrights (Drama Desk Awards) for The Rimers of Eldritch.