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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.

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[West End, 2023]
WRITER
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Playwright
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Playwright

Writing

Playwright
Author

Martin McDonagh Movies

In Bruges
[ 2008 ] director
Seven Psychopaths
[ 2012 ] writer
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
[ 2017 ] director
The Banshees of Inisherin
[ 2022 ] producer

Martin McDonagh Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play

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New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Best Foreign Play

Martin McDonagh, Hangmen

Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Play

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Obie Awards - 2006 - Playwriting

Martin McDonagh, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore

Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Play

Martin McDonagh, The Lieutenant of Inishmore


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New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Best Foreign Play

Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman

Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Play

Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman


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Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best New Play

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Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best New Comedy

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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

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Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Play

Martin McDonagh, The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Olivier Awards - 1997 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year

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Evening Standard Awards - 1996 - Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright

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HANGMEN Will Make its Australian Premiere at the New Theatre

Hangmen by Martin McDonagh will make its Australian Premiere next month. Performances run 13 August - 14 September 2024.
Ruskin Group Theatre Presents THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE Opening July 12

Rob Morrow and Marcia Cross star in THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE at Ruskin Group Theatre, opening July 12. Written by Jon Robin Baitz, the play promises a compelling performance by the acclaimed actors.
Michael Stuhlbarg Boards AFTER THE HUNT With Julia Roberts

Michael Stuhlbarg, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Peter Morgan's Patriots, has been cast in After the Hunt, the new film from director Luca Guadagnino. He will appear alongside Julia Robert, Andrew Garfield, and Ayo Edebiri.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2024-2025 THEATER UP CLOSE Season

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has announced its lineup for the 2024-2025 THEATER UP CLOSE season, created in collaboration with local theater companies Zoetic Stage and City Theatre.
Interview: Donna Rubin & Josh Gladstone Are Bringing a Star-Studded Lineup to the Triad

Donna Rubin and Josh Gladstone are bringing some music to the Hamptons this summer. If you’re around NYC on Tuesday May 7th at 6 pm, you can get a sampling of some of the all-star roster of names set to headline Hamptons Summer Songbook By the Sea, including Mark Nadler, KT Sullivan and Tovah Feldsuh. We spoke about the upcoming fundraiser.
Arizona Theatre Company to Conclude 56th Season With Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST

Arizona Theatre Company will conclude its 56th season with Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets.
Martin McDonagh's HANGMEN Comes to Santa Paula Theater Center

Santa Paula Theater Center has announced the second Main Stage show of Season 2024, Martin McDonagh’s HANGMEN, from April 12th - May 12th, 2024 with performances on Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8:00 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:30 PM.
Kristine Nielsen Joins Maxine Linehan and Kelly McAndrew in the Dorset Theatre Festival

 Dorset Theatre Festival has announced full casting for The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh and Sidekicked by Kim Powers in their upcoming 2024 Main Stage season, scheduled from June 21 through September 7, 2024 at the Dorset Playhouse.
Meet the Cast of UNCLE VANYA, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway

Uncle Vayna is back this season courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater. This version of the play features a new translation by Heidi Schreck and is directed by Lila Neugebauer.  Meet the cast of Uncle Vanya here!
Meet the Cast of PATRIOTS, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway

The Almeida Theatre production of Patriots officially begins previews on Broadway tonight, April 1. Meet the cast of Patriots here!
Interview: How Zoe Kazan Was Pulled to DOUBT: 'I Have to Be a Part of This'

Read BroadwayWorld's exclusive interview with Zoe Kazan, as she discusses starring in Doubt on Broadway.
Review: A Top Notch Cast Delivers with BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Jobsite Theater

What did our critic think of BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Jobsite Theater?
Dorset Theatre Festival Reveals 2024 Season Lineup

Dorset Theatre Festival has announced its 47th Main Stage Summer Season beginning June 21, 2024. Learn more about the full season lineup here!
Cast and Creative Team Announced for HANGMEN West Coast Premiere At San Jose Stage Company

The cast and creative team has been announced for the West Coast premiere of Martin McDonagh's HANGMEN at San Jose Stage Co.
Review: THE PILLOWMAN at DIRT DOGS THEATRE COMPANY

Malinda L. Beckham has always been a master of directing testosterone-fueled plays where men fight and abuse each other. She and her cast bravely take on Martin McDonagh’s script and make wise decisions. The pace is breakneck, never allowing the viewer to wallow much in the muck. She brings out the black comedy and never seems to fear that aspect.
Work by Rachel Bloom, Sara Porkalob & More Set for 2024 Williamstown Theatre Festival Summer Season

The 2024 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season has revealed its lineup. See the shows being presented and learn how to purchase tickets.
Tangent Theatre to Present THE LONESOME WEST Irish Play Reading

Tangent Theatre Company, based in Tivoli NY, has presented a series of pop-up play readings over the past few years, with their next show to be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024: The Lonesome West by Oscar-winning writer Martin McDonagh.
Full Broadway Cast Set For PATRIOTS, Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Keen, and More

The full Broadway cast has been announced for the Almeida Theatre production of Patriots, the new play by Peter Morgan. Learn more about the show and find out who is starring here!
Interview: Bill Purdy of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Chatham Playhouse

Chatham Playhouse presents The Chatham Community Players will present “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh from March 1 – 16, 2024 at The Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave. Chatham. Bill Purdy of Riverdale is making his Chatham Playhouse Main Stage directorial debut.
Hedgerow Theatre Extends Production Of Enda Walsh's THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM

Hedgerow Theatre Company is currently presenting The New Electric Ballroom, a modern classic from the pen of Irish playwright Enda Walsh. Learn more about the extension here!

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?

Martin McDonagh has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Hangmen, Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle 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?

Martin McDonagh has won several awards for his work in theater, including Best Foreign Play for "Hangmen" at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Playwriting for "The Lieutenant Of Inishmore" at the Obie Awards, Best Foreign Play for "The Pillowman" at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Best New Play for "The Pillowman" at the Olivier Awards, Best New Comedy for "The Lieutenant Of Inishmore" at the Olivier Awards, and the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright for "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" at the Evening Standard Awards.

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