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Peter Shaffer

 
Date of Birth: May 15, 1926 (96)

Birth Place: Liverpool, ENGLAND

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Peter Shaffer Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Play
Peter Shaffer, Lettice and Lovage
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1988 - Best Comedy Gold Star
Peter ShafferLettice and Lovage
 
Olivier Awards - 1987 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
Peter ShafferLettice And Lovage
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Peter Shaffer, Amadeus
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1981 - Best Play
Peter Shaffer, Amadeus
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Play Gold Star
Peter Shaffer, Amadeus
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1979 - Best Play Gold Star
Peter ShafferAmadeus
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding New Foreign Play Gold Star
Peter Shaffer, Equus
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1975 - Best Play Gold Star
Peter Shaffer, Equus
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Play Gold Star
Peter Shaffer, Equus
 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Play
Peter ShafferBlack Comedy
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1966 - Best Play
Peter ShafferThe Royal Hunt of the Sun
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1960 - Best Foreign Play Gold Star
Peter Shaffer, Five Finger Exercise
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1958 - Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
Peter ShafferFive Finger Exercise

Peter Shaffer News

AMADEUS Full Cast Announced at Sydney Opera House Photo AMADEUS Full Cast Announced at Sydney Opera House
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022

From 27 December, 2022 ‚Äď 21 January, 2023 a gripping new production of Peter Shaffer's Tony and Academy Award-winning masterpiece Amadeus will be staged in the Opera House's newly transformed Concert Hall.

AMADEUS Comes To Central London Next Month Photo AMADEUS Comes To Central London Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2022

Amadeus, Peter Shaffer's award-winning fictionalised account of the relationship between two real life composers, plays at the Bridewell Theatre from 23 November to 3 December in a new production staged by leading amateur theatre company Sedos.

Independent Theatre Presents AMADEUS Photo Independent Theatre Presents AMADEUS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2022

Be transported back in time to the glittering court and musical world of Vienna in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, the play that took the world by storm in 1979 and then again in 1986 when the film adaptation collected eight Oscars from its 11 nominations.

South Camden Theatre Company Announces 2023 Season Photo South Camden Theatre Company Announces 2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

South Camden Theatre Company has announced their show line-up for their 18th season at The Waterfront South Theatre, the only free-standing theatre built in Camden in more than 100 years.  

Ronald Guttman to Star in Solo Theatrical Adaptation of ALBERT CAMUS' THE FALL at The Photo Ronald Guttman to Star in Solo Theatrical Adaptation of ALBERT CAMUS' THE FALL at The Huron Club at Soho Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

Albert Camus’ The Fall will come to life onstage as Belgian-born actor Ronald Guttman embodies the anguish of exiled Parisian lawyer Jean-Baptiste Clamence. Performances of Albert Camus’ The Fall begin October 13 at The Huron Club at Soho Playhouse, with an opening set for Wednesday, October 19, for a limited run through November 19.

EastLine Theatre Brings ANNA IN THE TROPICS To Westbury Arts For Hispanic Heritage Mo Photo EastLine Theatre Brings ANNA IN THE TROPICS To Westbury Arts For Hispanic Heritage Month Beginning September 10
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2022

EastLine Theatre returns to Westbury Arts this September with Anna in the Tropics. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the play by Cuban-American playwright Nilo Cruz is set in a Tampa cigar factory in 1929, where cigars are still rolled by hand and 'lectors' are employed to educate and entertain workers.

Ephrata Performing Arts Center To Present Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS, September 8-17 Photo Ephrata Performing Arts Center To Present Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS, September 8-17
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2022

From September 8th through September 17th, Peter Shaffer's multi-award-winning play, Amadeus, will play at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center (EPAC).

UNCSA Announces 2022-23 Performance Season Photo UNCSA Announces 2022-23 Performance Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2022

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) announces a wide-ranging 2022-23 performance season that includes dance, drama, music/opera and film, created and performed by talented students and world-class faculty, distinguished alumni, and celebrated guest artists.

Playwrights Horizons Announces Commissions of New Work by Dave Harris, Mia Chung & Mo Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces Commissions of New Work by Dave Harris, Mia Chung & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

Playwrights Horizons has announced its most recent slate of commissioned artists, providing crucial support to today’s most imaginative writers, and to the realization of works that will shape the future of the American 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 ‚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.

Peter Shaffer Videos

Broadway Rewind: Daniel Radcliffe Makes His Broadway Debut in EQUUS! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Daniel Radcliffe Makes His Broadway Debut in EQUUS!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2020

Daniel Radcliffe made his Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Equus, costarring another Harry Potter veteran, Richard Griffiths. The revival, directed by Thea Sharrock, transferred from the West End, and attracted much attention for its nude scene, which was performed by a then 17 year-old Radcliffe. 

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Shares His Biggest Fear for Final 'INISHMAAN' Performances
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 17, 2014

Radcliffe sat down with MTV News and revealed his biggest fear regarding what may happen during the final performances of the show!

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe Talks 'INISHMAAN' on LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, appeared today, April 1 on 'Live with Kelly and Michael' to talk about his upcoming turn on Broadway. Check out the interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Daniel Radcliffe & More in Broadway-Bound THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, the Michael Grandage Company production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, will open on Broadway during the afternoon of Sunday, April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Saturday, April 12. Tickets are available now through www.Telecharge.com. Below, check out a sneak peek of Radcliffe and the rest of the cast in action!

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- ONCE's New 'Guy' & 'Girl'- Arthur Darvill & Joanna Christie!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 11, 2013

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, ONCE's newest 'Guy' and 'Girl' Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie chat about their recent trip to the Tony Awards, their whirlwind audition process and so much more! Click below to check out the full interview!

BWW TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox With Melissa Errico!
by Seth's Broadway Chatterbox - Apr 14, 2012

We're pleased to bring you Seth's latest candid chat with Broadway favorite Melissa Errico. After a sold out previous appearance at JOE'S PUB, 'Melissa Errico Back for More!' returns to the famed venue on April 17th at 7pm, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and with musical direction by John Oddo.

STAGE TUBE: Melissa Errico on The Bowery Babes & More
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2012

Hear what Errico had to say on her charity, The Bowery Babes, her new CD and more by clicking below!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company of The Old Globe’s 2011 Shakespeare Festival
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2011

The Old Globe's 2011 Shakespeare Festival will include Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS as well as Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. The festival will take place at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre in San Diego. On their first day of rehearsal, April 19, the cast and creative team of the festival created a video to introduce themselves.

STAGE TUBE: 'HARRY POTTER' Star Daniel Radcliffe Meets His Biggest Fan From Japan
by Eddie Varley - Jul 21, 2009

Daniel Radcliffe, the young star of the upcoming 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' as well as the recent acclaimed lead of Peter Shaffer's play EQUUS on Broadway, was interviewed by Kana, Japan's biggest Harry Potter fan!

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe Talks 'HARRY POTTER' To EXTRA
by Eddie Varley - Jul 14, 2009

Daniel Radcliffe, the young star of the upcoming 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' as well as the recent acclaimed lead of Peter Shaffer's play EQUUS on Broadway, spoke to EXTRA about all things 'Harry Potter', you can watch the clip right here on STAGE TUBE!


Peter Shaffer Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Peter Shaffer written?
Peter Shaffer has written 6 shows including Five Finger Exercise (Playwright), The Royal Hunt of the Sun (Bookwriter), Amadeus (Playwright), Lettice and Lovage (Playwright), Black Comedy / White Lies (Playwright), Equus (Playwright).

What awards has Peter Shaffer been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for Lettice and Lovage , Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for Lettice and Lovage , BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Lettice And Lovage , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Amadeus , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Amadeus , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Amadeus , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Amadeus , Outstanding New Foreign Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Equus , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Equus , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Equus , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Black Comedy , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Royal Hunt of the Sun Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Five Finger Exercise and Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for Five Finger Exercise .

What awards has Peter Shaffer won?
Best Comedy (Evening Standard Awards) for Lettice and Lovage, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Amadeus, Best Play (Tony Awards) for Amadeus, Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Amadeus, Outstanding New Foreign Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Equus, Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Equus, Best Play (Tony Awards) for Equus Best Foreign Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Five Finger Exerciseand Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for Five Finger Exercise.