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Scott McPherson

 
Date Of Death:
November 07, 1992 (???)
Bio:
Scott McPherson, born in Columbus, Ohio, was an actor and playwright who lived and worked in Chicago. His first full-length play, Till the Fat Lady Sings, was directed by Eric Simonson at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago in 1987 and received a Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best New Work. His one-act ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 13, 1959
Date of Death: November 07, 1992 (33)

Bio:
Scott McPherson, born in Columbus, Ohio, was an actor and playwright who lived and worked in Chicago. His first full-length play, Till the Fat Lady Sings, was directed by Eric Simonson at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago in 1987 and received a Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best New Work. His one-act ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Scott McPherson Biography

Scott McPherson, born in Columbus, Ohio, was an actor and playwright who lived and worked in Chicago. His first full-length play, Till the Fat Lady Sings, was directed by Eric Simonson at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago in 1987 and received a Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best New Work. His one-act play, Scraped, premiered in a Chicago New Plays production at the Organic Theatre. Marvin’s Room was Scott's second and last full-length play and has been performed throughout the United States and around the world including, Australia, Canada, Slovakia, Turkey, Israel, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Finland, Sweden and Mexico. Marvin's Room premiered at the Goodman Theatre Studio in February 1990 and went on to the Hartford Stage, Playwrights Horizons and Minetta Lane in New York, London’s West End and the Tiffany Theatre in Los Angeles. For his work on Marvin's Room, Scott received the 1990 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play, the 1991 Whiting Writer’s Award and, posthumously, the 1992 George Oppenheimer Award, 1993 Robby Award and the 1994 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. Scott also wrote television shows for the Fox Television Network, WGN-TV and NBC. He wrote the film adaptation of Marvin's Room, a Miramax release, produced by Scott Rudin and starring Robert DeNiro, Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Verdon and Hume Cronyn. Scott died of AIDS on November 7, 1992.

Scott McPherson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding New Play
Scott McPherson, Marvin's Room
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best American Play
Scott McPherson, Marvin's Room
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
Scott McPherson , Marvin's Room

Scott McPherson News

Surrey's Annual Guildford Fringe Festival Will Return in June Photo Surrey's Annual Guildford Fringe Festival Will Return in June
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

Surrey audiences can look forward to the welcome return of Guildford Fringe Festival from Friday 24 June until Saturday 16 July 2022, with a packed programme of more than 100 live performance and arts events now on sale.

Barrio Logan's Monarch School Celebrates Opening Of New Arts Center 'The Chrysalis' Photo Barrio Logan's Monarch School Celebrates Opening Of New Arts Center 'The Chrysalis'
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022

Leaders at the Monarch School in Barrio Logan are finalizing the festivities of the Monarch Metamorphosis Art Exhibition, to be held May 11, 12, and 13, 2022, which signals the grand opening of their long-awaited new center for the arts, The Chrysalis: Monarch School's Center for the Arts. This center, just a few blocks from the main campus, is a unique community space and will support Monarch School's innovative Creative Youth Development (CYD) programs specifically designed for Monarch School students. The exhibition will be open to the public on Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12, along with a ticketed cocktail reception on Friday, May 13, and will feature works of art from local artists and Monarch students.

BWW Interview: Thomas James O'Leary Smoothly Moves On From His Fiery Phantom Performa Photo BWW Interview: Thomas James O'Leary Smoothly Moves On From His Fiery Phantom Performance to Helming MARVIN'S ROOM
by Gil Kaan - Feb 3, 2022

Actors Co-op Theatre Company presents Scott McPherson’s multi-award-winning MARVIN’S ROOM opening February 18, 2022. Thomas James O'Leary directs a cast of Laura Esterman, Lee Guthrie, Mark Rosenthal and Jane MacIver. I had the chance to question Thomas on ROOM, his past directorial projects and his long run playing the titular Phantom.

Robert Falls to Step Down as Goodman Theatre Artistic Director in Summer 2022 Photo Robert Falls to Step Down as Goodman Theatre Artistic Director in Summer 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

After more than three decades leading creative operations for one of America’s largest theaters, Tony Award-winner Robert Falls is ending his tenure as Artistic Director of Goodman Theatre. Today, Falls announced his intention to step down next summer at the completion of the current 2021/2022 Season.

Carmen Cusack, Tonya Pinkins, Jack DiFalco and More to Star in MARVIN'S ROOM Virtual  Photo Carmen Cusack, Tonya Pinkins, Jack DiFalco and More to Star in MARVIN'S ROOM Virtual Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

The Reading Series has announced their next production, Scott McPherson’s multiple award-winning comedic drama MARVIN’S ROOM, which will take place on Wednesday, May 26th at 8:00pm, benefiting The Actors Fund. 

The Dramatists Guild of America Announces Michael R. Jackson as Recipient of 2019 Hul Photo The Dramatists Guild of America Announces Michael R. Jackson as Recipient of 2019 Hull-Warriner Award for A STRANGE LOOP
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 8, 2020

The Dramatists Guild of America Council has selected Michael R. Jackson as the recipient of the 2019 Hull-Warriner Award, for his musical A Strange Loop. The other finalists for the award were Madeleine George for Hurricane Diane; Stephen Adly Guirgis for Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven and more.

Cast Announced For Kristine Thatcher's Bio-Drama VOICE OF GOOD HOPE at City Lit Theat Photo Cast Announced For Kristine Thatcher's Bio-Drama VOICE OF GOOD HOPE at City Lit Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 19, 2019

Cast and design team have been announced for City Lit Theater's second production of the 2019-2020 season, Kristine Thatcher's VOICE OF GOOD HOPE, a bio-drama of Barbara Jordan, the first African American congresswoman from the Deep South. Jordan earned national stature in the 1970's as a member of the House Judiciary Committee that considered articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon and as the keynote speaker of the 1976 Democratic National Convention. Kristine Thatcher, who is City Lit's playwright-in-residence, was nominated for Best New Work in the 2019 Jeff Awards for her play, THE SAFE HOUSE, which premiered at City Lit last fall. VOICE OF GOOD HOPE premiered at Victory Gardens Theater in 2000 and has been produced across the US since then. Press opening is Sunday, January 19, 2020.  

Actors Co-Op Announces Its 2019-2020 Season Photo Actors Co-Op Announces Its 2019-2020 Season
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2019

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Winner 2018 Best Direction of a Musical - Intimate Theatre) announces its 28th Season of shows!

Kathleen Chalfant Stars in The World Premiere Of Rebecca Gilman's A WOMAN OF THE WORL Photo Kathleen Chalfant Stars in The World Premiere Of Rebecca Gilman's A WOMAN OF THE WORLD At 59E59 Theaters
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2019

59E59 Theaters presents the world premiere of A WOMAN OF THE WORLD written by Rebecca Gilman and directed by Valentina Fratti. Produced by The Acting Company in association with Miranda Theatre Company, A WOMAN OF THE WORLD begins performances on Thursday, October 24 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 17. Press Opening is Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday a?' Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm; and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Please note the following added performances: Thursday, November 7 and Thursday, November 14 at 2:30 pm. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($26 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or by visiting www.59e59.org. The running time is 85 minutes, with no intermission.

Vintage Theatre Productions Announces 12 Shows For The 2020 Season Photo Vintage Theatre Productions Announces 12 Shows For The 2020 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2019

Vintage Theatre Productions announces 12 shows for the 2020 season. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. Early bird season tickets are currently on sale. Single ticket will go on sale October 1. Call 303-856-7830 or purchase online at www.vintagetheatre.org.

Scott McPherson Videos

BWW TV: The Family is Back Together on Opening Night of MARVIN'S ROOM!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jul 1, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room by Scott McPherson directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman, which opened Thursday night, June 29, 2017.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MARVIN'S ROOM on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 28, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. Janeane Garofalo will star as 'Lee' in her Broadway debut; Lili Taylor will star as 'Bessie' and Celia Weston will star as 'Ruth.' BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor & More Get Ready to Bring MARVIN'S ROOM to Broadway!
by TV - Press Previews - May 12, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. Janeane Garofalo will star as 'Lee' in her Broadway debut; Lili Taylor will star as 'Bessie' and Celia Weston will star as 'Ruth.'


Scott McPherson Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Scott McPherson been nominated for?
Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Marvin's Room Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Marvin's Room and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Marvin's Room .

What awards has Scott McPherson won?
John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Marvin's Room .