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Martin McDonagh

 
Date Of Birth:
March 26, 1970 (52)
Bio:
Martin is an award-winning writer/director, and Hangmen marks his seventh play to be produced on Broadway. His plays include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pillowman, A Behanding in Spokane, and ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 26, 1970 (52)

Bio:
Martin is an award-winning writer/director, and Hangmen marks his seventh play to be produced on Broadway. His plays include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pillowman, A Behanding in Spokane, and ... (read complete bio)

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Playwright Martin McDonagh

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Martin McDonagh, Matthew Dunster

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Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning “Hangmen” at the Golden Theatre  Photo

Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning “Hangmen” at the Golden Theatre

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Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning “Hangmen” at the Golden Theatre

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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Broadway, 2014]
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Martin McDonagh Biography

Martin is an award-winning writer/director, and Hangmen marks his seventh play to be produced on Broadway. His plays include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pillowman, A Behanding in Spokane, and Hangmen. His most recent film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, won Golden Globe Awards and BAFTA Awards for Best Picture and McDonagh’s screenplay. His other film work as writer/director includes Seven Psychopaths, In Bruges, and his Oscar-winning short, Six Shooter. His newest film, The Banshees of Inisherin, will be released within the year.

Martin McDonagh Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Martin McDonagh, Hangmen
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Play
Martin McDonaghHangmen
 
Obie Awards - 2006 - Playwriting Gold Star
Martin McDonagh, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Play
Martin McDonagh, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Play
Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best New Play Gold Star
Martin McDonaghThe Pillowman
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best New Comedy Gold Star
Martin McDonaghThe Lieutenant Of Inishmore
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Play
Martin McDonagh, The Lonesome West
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Play
Martin McDonagh, The Beauty Queen of Leenan
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best New Comedy
Martin McDonaghA Skull In Connemara
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Play
Martin McDonagh, The Beauty Queen of Leenane
 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
Martin McDonaghThe Beauty Queen Of Leenane
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1996 - Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
Martin McDonaghThe Beauty Queen of Leenane

Martin McDonagh News

Beyond Fest Announces Complete 2022 Line Up Photo Beyond Fest Announces Complete 2022 Line Up
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its complete slate of 2022 programming comprising 63 features, including 10 world premieres, 3 US premieres, and 25 West Coast Premieres.

Hedgerow Theatre Company Dives Into The Darkness With Martin McDonagh's THE PILLOWMAN Photo Hedgerow Theatre Company Dives Into The Darkness With Martin McDonagh's THE PILLOWMAN, October 5-31
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2022

Storytelling and nightmares take centerstage at Hedgerow Theatre Company  this fall. Following a sold out run of Twelfth Night, Hedgerow invites audiences on a darkly comedic journey into a crime story written by one of modern theatre and film's legendary writers.

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of Atlantic for Kids' HEART STRINGS Photo Cast Announced for the World Premiere of Atlantic for Kids' HEART STRINGS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022

Atlantic for Kids has announced casting for the world premiere of Hearts Strings, written by Lee Cataluna and directed by Kat Yen. Performances will begin on Saturday, October 1st at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater.

Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at N Photo Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Jonathan Groff will star as “Franklin” and Lindsay Mendez will star as “Mary” in Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop. Merrily We Roll Along features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by George Furth. They join the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe, who will star as “Charley”.

World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atla Photo World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atlantic Theater Company 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced productions for its 2022-2023 season. Atlantic’s 2022-2023 season will include the world premiere musical Cornelia Street, with a book by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens, music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel, directed by Tony Award nominee Neil Pepe and more.

Sophie Melville & Rachel O'Riordan Will Reunite to Bring IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT to the L Photo Sophie Melville & Rachel O'Riordan Will Reunite to Bring IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT to the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2022

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced the return of Gary Owen’s critically acclaimed Iphigenia in Splott, originally commissioned and produced by Sherman Theatre and later performed at the National Theatre, directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan, with Sophie Melville reprising her role as Effie.

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN to Open at the Long Beach Playhouse This Month Photo THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN to Open at the Long Beach Playhouse This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

Inishmaan is a small island off the Irish coast whose residents are impoverished farmers and fishermen and their families. Martin McDonagh, created a tragi-comic yarn woven from their sad dissatisfactions. Running July 23 – August 20, 2022 at the Long Beach Playhouse.

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell & Saoirse Ronan Investigate a West End Murder in the SEE HOW THEY Photo VIDEO: Sam Rockwell & Saoirse Ronan Investigate a West End Murder in the SEE HOW THEY RUN Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 29, 2022

Watch the trailer for the new West End murder mystery film See How They Run, starring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan. The film takes place in the West End of 1950s London, as plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after the film’s Hollywood director is murdered.

Photos: ANNA IN THE TROPICS Begins This Week at Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Cente Photo Photos: ANNA IN THE TROPICS Begins This Week at Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has released production photos of Anna in the Tropics, the second show of the 2022 Mainstage Season.

World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Cent Photo World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Center Theatre Group 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 

Martin McDonagh Videos

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell & Saoirse Ronan Investigate a West End Murder in the SEE HOW THEY VideoVIDEO: Sam Rockwell & Saoirse Ronan Investigate a West End Murder in the SEE HOW THEY RUN Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 29, 2022

Watch the trailer for the new West End murder mystery film See How They Run, starring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan. The film takes place in the West End of 1950s London, as plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after the film’s Hollywood director is murdered.

VIDEO: Alfie Allen Talks HANGMEN, McDonagh & More on Backstage with Richard Ridge VideoVIDEO: Alfie Allen Talks HANGMEN, McDonagh & More on Backstage with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 5, 2022

Hangmen got a second chance at Broadway after it was forced to shutter while still in previews back in 2020. Now it's back, and this time around, Alfie Allen joins the company as the mysterious Mooney in Martin McDonagh's new comedy.

VIDEO: HANGMEN Cast Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway VideoVIDEO: HANGMEN Cast Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2022

Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning comedy Hangmen opened just last night at Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). 

VIDEO: Alfie Allen Talks HANGMEN on GOOD MORNING AMERICA & NBC New York Live VideoVIDEO: Alfie Allen Talks HANGMEN on GOOD MORNING AMERICA & NBC New York Live
by Michael Major - Apr 14, 2022

Alfie Allen appeared on Good Morning America and NBC New York Live yesterday to discuss his Broadway debut in Hangmen. Watch the actor discuss his experience in going from Game of Thrones to Broadway in the new interviews now!

Broadway Rewind: Daniel Radcliffe Returns to Broadway in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN VideoBroadway Rewind: Daniel Radcliffe Returns to Broadway in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014, for opening night of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan. The play opened on April 20 at the Cort Theatre, where it played for 105 performances.

Breaking: Martin McDonagh's HANGMEN Cancels Broadway Run VideoBreaking: Martin McDonagh's HANGMEN Cancels Broadway Run
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2020

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Royal Court Theatre/Atlantic Theater Company production of Martin McDonagh's new comedy Hangmen will not resume performances at Broadway's Golden Theatre following the suspension of Broadway on March 12, 2020. The Olivier Award-winning Best Play began performances on Saturday, February 28, 2020, played 13 previews and was scheduled to officially open on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

VIDEO: Dan Stevens Talks His Return to Broadway in HANGMEN VideoVIDEO: Dan Stevens Talks His Return to Broadway in HANGMEN
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2020

On Monday, March 2, a?oeDownton Abbeya?? actor Dan Stevens joined the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss his role as Peter Mooney in the Broadway show a?oeHangmen.a??

VIDEO: See Dan Stevens & Judi Dench in the Trailer for BLITHE SPIRIT VideoVIDEO: See Dan Stevens & Judi Dench in the Trailer for BLITHE SPIRIT
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2020

Studiocanal UK has released the trailer for Blithe Spirit, a riotous reimagining of Noël Coward's classic comedy, about love that just won't die. The film stars Dan Stevens who is about to begin performances in Martin McDonagh's Hangmen on Broadway!

BWW TV: What is HANGMEN All About? The Broadway Company Explains! VideoBWW TV: What is HANGMEN All About? The Broadway Company Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 26, 2020

Directed by Matthew Dunster, Martin McDonagh's Hangmen is currently in rehearsals, ready to begin performances on Friday, February 28, 2020, and officially open on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). What is the new play all about?

Theater Talk: Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel & Charlie Stemp on HELLO, DOLLY!'s New Leadin VideoTheater Talk: Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel & Charlie Stemp on HELLO, DOLLY!'s New Leading Lady!
by Theater Talk - Feb 19, 2018

In this epsiode, 'Hello, Dolly! 'actors Kate Baldwin (Irene Molloy), Tony Award-winner Gavin Creel (Cornelius Hackl) and Broadway newcomer Charlie Stemp (Barnaby Tucker) discuss working with director Jerry Zaks on the revamping of the massive hit after the departure of Bette Midler and the arrival of Bernadette Peters with co-hosts Adam Feldman of Time Out New York and Theater Talk producer Susan Haskins.


Martin McDonagh Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Martin McDonagh written?
Martin McDonagh has written 10 shows including The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Playwright), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Playwright), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Playwright), The Lonesome West (Playwright), A Skull in Connemara (Playwright), The Pillowman (Playwright), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Playwright), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Playwright), A Behanding In Spokane (Playwright), Hangmen (Author).

What awards has Martin McDonagh been nominated for?
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Hangmen , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Hangmen , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for The Lieutenant Of Inishmore , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Lieutenant of Inishmore , Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Pillowman , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Pillowman , Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for The Pillowman , Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for The Lieutenant Of Inishmore , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Lonesome West , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Beauty Queen of Leenan , Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for A Skull In Connemara , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Beauty Queen of Leenane BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for The Beauty Queen Of Leenane and Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for The Beauty Queen of Leenane .

What awards has Martin McDonagh won?
Playwriting (Obie Awards) for The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Pillowman, Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for The Pillowman Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for The Lieutenant Of Inishmoreand Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for The Beauty Queen of Leenane.