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Moss Hart

 
Moss Hart Headshot
Date Of Birth:
October 24, 1904
Date Of Death:
December 20, 1961 (57)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Moss Hart was an American playwright, librettist, and theatre director. Hart was known for his work with George S. Kaufman. Together they produced popular comedies such as You Can't Take it With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner. Hart also wrote the books of musicals by Irving Berlin and Cole ... (read complete bio)
 
Moss Hart Headshot
Date of Birth: October 24, 1904
Date of Death: December 20, 1961 (57)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Moss Hart was an American playwright, librettist, and theatre director. Hart was known for his work with George S. Kaufman. Together they produced popular comedies such as You Can't Take it With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner. Hart also wrote the books of musicals by Irving Berlin and Cole ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Escort of the Queen of Transylvania [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1930
Lawrence Vail [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1926
Harry Smithers

Productions

 
[US Tour, 1963]
Director
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Producer
Director
 
[West End, 1958]
Director
 
[US Tour, 1957]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1956]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1954]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1952]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1949]
Producer
Producer
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Director
 
[Broadway, 1949]
Theatre Operator
 
[Broadway, 1948]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1948]
Theatre Owner / Operator
 
[Broadway, 1948]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1946]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1946]
Theatre Owner / Operator
 
[Broadway, 1945]
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[Broadway, 1944]
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[Broadway, 1944]
Theatre Owner / Operator
 
[Broadway, 1943]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1943]
Director
Director
 
[Broadway, 1942]
Theatre Operator
 
[Broadway, 1941]
Theatre Operator
Director
 
[Broadway, 1941]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1941]
Director
Director
 
[Broadway, 1938]
Producer

Writing

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Bookwriter
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Source Material
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Bookwriter
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Source Material
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Source Material
Additional Material
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Source Material
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Sketches
Bookwriter
Playwright

Photos

The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina (Leigh Trifari) requests the pleasure of your company  Photo

The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina (Leigh Trifari) requests the pleasure of your company for Brewster Theater Company's production of You Can't Take it With You (Moss Hart/George S. Kaufman). Remaining shows November 2,3,4 at 7:30 PM. Tickets and info

From: 
Date:
10/30/2017
Michael Wood as Moss Hart and Halim Moldaver as his brother Bernie Photo

Michael Wood as Moss Hart and Halim Moldaver as his brother Bernie

From: 
Date:
04/04/2016
George Kaufman and Moss Hart with program for You Can√ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö¬¨√Ę‚Äě¬Ęt Take It With Photo

George Kaufman and Moss Hart with program for You Can√ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö¬¨√Ę‚Äě¬Ęt Take It With You, c. 1971 One of the Pulitzer Prize series commissioned and donated to the Billy Rose Theater Division by Harold Steinberg

From: 
Date:
12/11/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Escort of the Queen of Transylvania [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1930
Lawrence Vail [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1926
Harry Smithers

Productions

[US Tour, 1963]
Director

Producer

[Broadway, 1960]
Producer

Director

[West End, 1958]
Director

[US Tour, 1957]
Director

[Broadway, 1956]
Director

[Broadway, 1954]
Director

[Broadway, 1952]
Director

[Broadway, 1949]
Producer

Producer

Director

Director

[Broadway, 1949]
Theatre Operator

[Broadway, 1948]
Director

[Broadway, 1948]
Theatre Owner / Operator

[Broadway, 1948]
Director

[Broadway, 1946]
Director

[Broadway, 1946]
Theatre Owner / Operator

[Broadway, 1945]
Director

[Broadway, 1944]
Director

[Broadway, 1944]
Theatre Owner / Operator

[Broadway, 1943]
Director

[Broadway, 1943]
Director

Director

[Broadway, 1942]
Theatre Operator

[Broadway, 1941]
Theatre Operator

Director

[Broadway, 1941]
Director

[Broadway, 1941]
Director

Director

[Broadway, 1938]
Producer

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter
Playwright
Playwright
Source Material
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Source Material
Source Material
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Source Material
Additional Material
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Source Material
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Sketches
Bookwriter
Playwright

Moss Hart Biography

Moss Hart was an American playwright, librettist, and theatre director. Hart was known for his work with George S. Kaufman. Together they produced popular comedies such as You Can't Take it With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner. Hart also wrote the books of musicals by Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.

Moss Hart Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - The American Express Award for Best New Musical
Moss Hart, Lady In The Dark
 
Tony Awards - 1957 - Best Direction Gold Star
Moss Hart, My Fair Lady

Moss Hart News

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 ‚ÄúFranklin‚ÄĚ and Lindsay Mendez will star as ‚ÄúMary‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúCharley‚ÄĚ.

FOOTLOOSE Opens Tonight at The New London Barn Playhouse Photo FOOTLOOSE Opens Tonight at The New London Barn Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

The New London Barn Playhouse takes you down to the town of Bomont with Footloose running August 17th-August 21st!

The Harvard-Yale Cantata plays 54 Below Next Month Photo The Harvard-Yale Cantata plays 54 Below Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, again presents a cast of (mostly) Harvard and Yale grads and current students in The Seventh Annual Harvard-Yale Cantata: A New Chapter. Come join us as the Harvard-Yale Cantata goes on a new path!

New York Theatre Workshop Announces Full Cast & Creative Team For AMERICAN (TELE)VISI Photo New York Theatre Workshop Announces Full Cast & Creative Team For AMERICAN (TELE)VISIONS
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and Theater Mitu  announced  the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of american (tele)visions by NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares (Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect Rubén Polendo ().

TICK, TICK...BOOM! And More Announced for International City Theatre 2023 Five-Play S Photo TICK, TICK...BOOM! And More Announced for International City Theatre 2023 Five-Play Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022

International City Theatre has announced an ‚ÄúEmbracing the Future‚ÄĚ season of music, comedy, drama and thrills for 2023.

Review: Mark Nadler's HART'S DESIRE Is Newfangled Art On Fire At The Laurie Beechman  Photo Review: Mark Nadler's HART'S DESIRE Is Newfangled Art On Fire At The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 23, 2022

Mark Nadler's HART'S DESIRE comes straight from the heart, and it's a work of art.

Interview: Mark Nadler of HART'S DESIRE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Opening PRIDE Photo Interview: Mark Nadler of HART'S DESIRE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Opening PRIDE Weekend
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 21, 2022

Cabaret icon Mark Nadler has an all-new show and an all-new concept that will open on Gay Pride and celebrate two gay legends of the past with a new trajectory for their art.

BWW Review: Lincoln Center Theatre's MY FAIR LADY at Key Bank State Theatre Photo BWW Review: Lincoln Center Theatre's MY FAIR LADY at Key Bank State Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jun 9, 2022

What did our critic think of My Fair Lady at Connor Palace? What do Rogers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser and Cole Porter all have in common? Yes, they are all composers of American musicals, but they are also just some of those who attempted, and failed, to make George Bernard Shaw's classical PYGMALION into a musical.

Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebratio Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse has announced the 2022/2023 Season featuring a six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim.  The State Theater of California’s Sondheim Celebration will begin in January 2023 and extend into June.  Find out what shows are included and the full schedule.

CAROUSEL, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT & More Announced for Good Theater 2022/2023 Season Photo CAROUSEL, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT & More Announced for Good Theater 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Following a successful return to live theater in 2021 after the COVID-19 crisis darkened stages around the world, Good Theater has announced the schedule for the 2022/2023 season. This season marks Good Theater’s 20th anniversary, and promises to be a yearlong celebration with plenty of laughter, music, and, of course, good theater.

Moss Hart Videos

VIDEO: Santino Fontana's Concert With Seth Rudetsky Re-Airs Today; Watch a Preview No VideoVIDEO: Santino Fontana's Concert With Seth Rudetsky Re-Airs Today; Watch a Preview Now!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2021

Santino Fontana joins Seth Rudetsky for a very special concert, which premiered on Sunday, February 21 (8pm). The concert re-airs today, Monday, February 22 (3pm).

VIDEO: Santino Fontana Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Santino Fontana Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 21, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with Tony winner Santino Fontana who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, February 21 (8pm) and Monday, February 22 (3pm).

VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Getting Cast in Richard Linklater's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG VideoVIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Getting Cast in Richard Linklater's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2019

Ben Platt was a guest on Tuesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. During the interview, Platt talks about getting cast in Richard Linklater's adaptation of 'Merrily We Roll Along' which will be filmed over the next 18 years.

Tonys TV: Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Santino Fontana VideoTonys TV: Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Santino Fontana
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2019

Santino Fontana has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Tootsie.

April 1: Stephen Sondheim Announces Reworking Of Roundabout's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG VideoApril 1: Stephen Sondheim Announces Reworking Of Roundabout's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Alan Henry - Apr 1, 2019

'It was 1981, we were stoned out of our mind...' said Sondheim. For the first time, instead of being presented backward, the show will be re-worked to be staged in chronological order. Check out the video below for more information!

VIDEO: On This Day, September 28- Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Cele VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 28- Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Celebrates Opening Night
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2018

Today we celebrate the Broadway revival of Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It with You, which opened on this day in 2014.

VIDEO: First Look at North Shore Music Theatre's PETER PAN VideoVIDEO: First Look at North Shore Music Theatre's PETER PAN
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2018

PETER PAN, the high-flying Tony© Award-winning musical, follows the adventures of Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, as they visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. Watch clips from the production in the video below!

VIDEO: Paige Davis Leads the Cast of North Shore's MAME VideoVIDEO: Paige Davis Leads the Cast of North Shore's MAME
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2018

MAME starring Paige Davis is now playing at North Shore Music Theatre thru June 17, 2018. Check out the cast in action below!

VIDEO: On This Day, September 28- The Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Celebrate VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 28- The Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Celebrates Opening Night
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2017

Today we celebrate the Broadway revival of Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It with You, which opened on this day in 2014.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 15 - The Oh So Loverly MY FAIR LADY Opens at the Mark Hellinger Theater
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2017

On this day in 1956, Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison took to the Broadway stage for opening night of a musical retelling of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Under the tutelage of linguist, Henry Higgins, a poor Cockney flower girl is transformed into a woman of society in this Lerner and Loewe musical theatre gem aptly titled, My Fair Lady.


Moss Hart Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Moss Hart been in?
Moss Hart has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Moss Hart been in?
Moss Hart has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Moss Hart been nominated for?
The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Lady In The Dark and Best Direction (Tony Awards) for My Fair Lady .

What awards has Moss Hart won?
Best Direction (Tony Awards) for My Fair Lady.

How many shows has Moss Hart written?
Moss Hart has written 29 shows including The New Meet the People (Additional Material), Jonica (Bookwriter), Once in a Lifetime (Playwright), Face the Music (Bookwriter), As Thousands Cheer (Bookwriter), The Great Waltz (Bookwriter), Merrily We Roll Along (Playwright), Jubilee (Bookwriter), The Show is On (Bookwriter), I'd Rather Be Right (Bookwriter), Sing Out the News (Sketches), The Fabulous Invalid (Playwright), The American Way (Playwright), Lady in the Dark (Bookwriter), Winged Victory (Bookwriter), Seven Lively Arts (Bookwriter), Christopher Blake (Playwright), Inside U.S.A. (Bookwriter), Light Up the Sky (Playwright), The Climate of Eden (Playwright), The Climate of Eden (Playwright), You Can't Take It With You (Playwright), Sherry! (Source Material), The Great Waltz (Source Material), Hans Andersen (Source Material), Merrily We Roll Along (Source Material), Once in a Lifetime (Playwright), The Man Who Came to Dinner (Playwright), Act One (Source Material).