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Michael Frayn Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Michael Frayn, Noises Off
 
Olivier Awards - 2013 - Special Award Gold Star
Michael Frayn
 
Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best New Comedy
Michael FraynAbsurdia: The Crimson Hotel
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Revival
Michael FraynDonkeys’ Years
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Play
Michael Frayn, Democracy
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best New Play
Michael FraynDemocracy
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2003 - Best Play Gold Star
Michael FraynDemocracy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding New Play Gold Star
Michael Frayn, Copenhagen
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Michael Frayn, Copenhagen
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Play Gold Star
Michael Frayn, Copenhagen
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
Michael FraynCopenhagen
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best New Comedy
Michael FraynAlarms And Excursions
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1998 - Best Play Gold Star
Michael FraynCopenhagen
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1986 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Michael Frayn, Benefactors
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Play
Michael Frayn, Benefactors
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Play
Michael Frayn, Noises Off
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1984 - Best Play Gold Star
Michael FraynBenefactors
 
Olivier Awards - 1984 - Play of the Year Gold Star
Michael FraynBenefactors
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Play
Michael Frayn, Noises Off
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1982 - Best Comedy Gold Star
Michael FraynNoises Off
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1982 - Best Comedy Gold Star
Michael FraynMake and Break
 
Olivier Awards - 1982 - Comedy of the Year Gold Star
Michael FraynNoises Off
 
Olivier Awards - 1979 - Comedy of the Year
Michael FraynClouds
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1977 - Best Comedy Gold Star
Michael FraynAlphabetical Order
 
Olivier Awards - 1976 - Comedy of the Year Gold Star
Michael FraynDonkeys' Years

Michael Frayn News

American Premiere of Noël Coward's THE RAT TRAP to Open Next Week NY City Center Sta Photo American Premiere of Noël Coward's THE RAT TRAP to Open Next Week NY City Center Stage II
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Mint Theater Company returns to New York City Ce nter Stage II with the American premiere of Noël Coward’s The Rat Trap, directed by Alexander Lass, opening Monday November 21st (7pm) at New York City Center Stage II for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 10th only. 

NOISES OFF Will Open in the West End Next Year; Cast Announced Photo NOISES OFF Will Open in the West End Next Year; Cast Announced
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2022

Michael Frayn's multi award-winning farce, Noises Off, will head to the West End's Phoenix Theatre for a strictly limited run from 19 January to 11 March 2023 with tickets now on sale.

Robert Bathurst to Play Scrooge in DOLLY PARTON'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Robert Bathurst to Play Scrooge in DOLLY PARTON'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 6, 2022

Producers Fiery Angel Entertainment and Red Tail Entertainment just announced casting for the European Premiere of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol – A New Musical at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall from 8 December 2022 to 8 January 2023.

Review: NOISES OFF, Richmond Theatre Photo Review: NOISES OFF, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 5, 2022

Noises Off is the original play that goes wrong. Michael Frayn's farce-within-a-farce is now forty years old and this revival both amuses and resonates more powerfully than ever.

Mint Theater to Present American Premiere of Noël Coward's THE RAT TRAP & World Prem Photo Mint Theater to Present American Premiere of Noël Coward's THE RAT TRAP & World Premiere of BECOMES A WOMAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

The Mint Theater company will be presenting the American Premiere of Noel Coward's The Rap Trap, and the world premiere of Becomes a Woman by Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn).

STRINGS ATTACHED Off-Broadway Enters Final Week of Performances Photo STRINGS ATTACHED Off-Broadway Enters Final Week of Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022

Pulse Theatre is presenting Strings Attached, an exciting new American play by multi-award winning poet and playwright Carole Buggé, which merges the world of physics into a love triangle on a train ride. Now in its final week, the limited engagement runs through October 1, at Theatre Row.

Review: NOISES OFF at Orlando Shakes Photo Review: NOISES OFF at Orlando Shakes
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 11, 2022

What’s the formula for a perfect farce? First take a bunch of unwitting characters thrown together in an unlikely scenario, add to that a lot of slamming doors, physical comedy and costume malfunctions (and maybe a bunch of sardines) and let boil over until you have immense amounts of laughter. Or you could just study Michael Frayn’s masterpiece of a comedy NOISES OFF, which is currently playing at Orlando Shakes as the opening production of their 2022 – 2023 season.

Photos: Get a First Look at STRINGS ATTACHED Off-Broadway at Theatre Row Photo Photos: Get a First Look at STRINGS ATTACHED Off-Broadway at Theatre Row
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

Pulse Theatre is presenting Strings Attached, an new American play by multi-award winning poet and playwright Carole Buggé, which merges the world of physics into a love triangle on a train ride. Directed by Alexa Kelly, the limited engagement is now playing a limited engagement through October 1, at Theatre Row. Get a first look at photos here!

Carole Buggé's STRINGS ATTACHED to Begin Performances at Theatre Row Next Week Photo Carole Buggé's STRINGS ATTACHED to Begin Performances at Theatre Row Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2022

Pulse Theatre will present Strings Attached, an exciting new American play by multi-award winning Poet and playwright Carole Buggé, which merges the world of physics into a love triangle on a train ride.

Full Cast Revealed for 40th Anniversary Tour of NOISES OFF Photo Full Cast Revealed for 40th Anniversary Tour of NOISES OFF
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 19, 2022

The full cast has been announced for the 40th Anniversary tour of Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning farce, Noises Off, which will visit Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 October 2022. 

Michael Frayn Videos

VIDEO: Patti LuPone Shares Memories of Working With Stephen Sondheim and More on LATE Videoplay
VIDEO: Patti LuPone Shares Memories of Working With Stephen Sondheim and More on LATE NIGHT

by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2021

Patti LuPone was a guest on last night's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, which she shared some of her memories working with Stephen Sondheim, and more.

Broadway Rewind: Have Fun, Fun, Fun in Rehearsals for GOOD VIBRATIONS in 2004! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Have Fun, Fun, Fun in Rehearsals for GOOD VIBRATIONS in 2004!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge follows two shows from the 2004-2005 season on this edition of Broadway Rewind. It's a look at The Beach Boys musical Good Vibrations, but we start things off at the opening night celebration of the New York production of Michael Frayn's play Democracy which starred Richard Thomas, James Naughton and Robert Prosky. Richard talked about sharing the stage once again with his friend, James Naughton. 'We go way back. This is our fourth play we've done together. We love being onstage together. We're so different in every way, physically and vocally. It's a terrific match for us and we just love to talk to each other onstage.'

VIDEO: Get A First Look At ONCE at Cape Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At ONCE at Cape Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts production of the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning musical Once.

VIDEO: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's Production of NOISES OFF Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's Production of NOISES OFF

by Stage Tube - May 16, 2018

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company closes their Debut Season at The Otto M. Budig Theater with Noises Off, by Michael Frayn. Get a first glimpse of the production here!

BWW TV: Hijinx, Mayhem & Hilarity! Watch Highlights from NOISES OFF on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 8, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off, starring Andrea Martin as 'Dotty Otley,' Campbell Scott as 'Lloyd Dallas,' Tracee Chimo as 'Poppy Norton-Taylor,' Daniel Davis as 'Selsdon Mowbray,' David Furr as 'Garry Lejeune,' Kate Jennings Grant as 'Belinda Blair,' Megan Hilty as 'Brooke Ashton,' Rob McClure as 'Tim Allgood' and Jeremy Shamos as 'Frederick Fellowes.' Tony nominee Jeremy Herrin will direct the new Broadway production as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season. BroadwayWorld has a first sneak peek of the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone in Never-Before Aired PBS Soap Operetta
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2014

Below, watch Broadway star Patti LuPone like you've never seen her before as we present: 'Love Cycle: A Soap Operetta', a 'mini'musical' made for PBS in 1984 which was never broadcast.

STAGE TUBE: Patti LuPone Sings SUNSET BOULEVARD's 'With One Look' for First Time Since 1994
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2013

Seth Rudetsky's and Patti LuPone's encore at the Leicester Square Theatre sent audiences into a frenzy Thursday night, June 20. Patti and Seth performed 'With One Look', marking the second time last week that LuPone had sung the number since her final performance of Sunset Boulevard in London in 1994. Click below to watch LuPone's performance!

AUDIO: Patti LuPone Chats Leicester Square Show with Graham Norton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

Two-time Tony and Olivier Award-winning Broadway legend Patti LuPone spoke with Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2 today about her upcoming show at the Leicester Square Theatre in London. Click below to listen to the interview!

STAGE TUBE: Check Out Propeller's HENRY V Promo at the Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

BroadwayWorld has highlights of HENRY V, part of Rose Theatre Kingston's season lineup, at the south west London venue.

BWW TV Stage Tube: NOISES OFF At South Coast Rep
by Robert Diamond - Feb 18, 2009

Michael Frayn's hilarious backstage farce follows an inept acting troupe as they stumble from bumbling dress rehearsal to disastrous closing night


Michael Frayn Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael Frayn written?
Michael Frayn has written 8 shows including Benefactors (Playwright), Wild Honey (Playwright), Copenhagen (Playwright), Noises Off (Playwright), Democracy (Playwright), The Sneeze (Playwright), Alphabetical Order (Playwright), Wild Honey (Writer).

What awards has Michael Frayn been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Noises Off , Special Award (Olivier Awards) for , Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Absurdia: The Crimson Hotel , Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Donkeys’ Years , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Democracy , Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for Democracy , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Democracy , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Copenhagen , Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Copenhagen , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Copenhagen , BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Copenhagen , Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Alarms And Excursions , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Copenhagen , Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Benefactors , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Benefactors , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Noises Off , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Benefactors , Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Benefactors , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Noises Off , Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for Noises Off , Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for Make and Break , Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Noises Off , Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Clouds Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for Alphabetical Order and Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Donkeys' Years .

What awards has Michael Frayn won?
Special Award (Olivier Awards) for , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Democracy, Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Copenhagen, Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Copenhagen, Best Play (Tony Awards) for Copenhagen, Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Copenhagen, Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Benefactors, Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Benefactors, Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Benefactors, Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for Noises Off, Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for Make and Break, Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Noises Off Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for Alphabetical Orderand Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Donkeys' Years.