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T.S. Eliot BIO

T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 26, 1888. He was educated at Harvard, the Sorbonne in Paris and Merton College, Oxford. He settled in England in 1915 and taught briefly at two schools before joining Lloyds Bank in the city of London. His first volume of poems, "Prufrock and Other Observations," was published in 1917. The Waste Land, his most famous work, was first published in 1922. In 1925, he left the bank to become a director of the publishing house of Faber. There have been several individual and collected editions of his poetry, as well as volumes of his literary and social criticism; he also wrote a number of verse plays, including "Murder in the Cathedral," which was commissioned for the Canterbury Festival of 1935. T.S. Eliot had a great affection for cats, and “Possum” was his alias among his friends. "Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats" appeared in October 1939 and was the basis for CATS. He received many honors and distinctions, among them the Order of Merit and the Nobel Prize for Literature. Eliot died in January 1965 and was posthumously awarded the 1983 Tony Award for the book of CATS.

T.S. Eliot Productions

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T.S. Eliot Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Lyrics

T.S. Eliot, Cats

Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Book of a Musical

T.S. Eliot, Cats

Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

T.S. Eliot, Cats

Tony Awards - 1950 - Best Play

T.S. Eliot, The Cocktail Party

T.S. Eliot Videos

T.S. Eliot News

Cast Set For City Lit Theater's MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL

Full cast and production team have been announced for City Lit’s season-closing production of MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL by T.S. Eliot, the Nobel Prize winner considered to be one of the 20th Century’s greatest poets.
CATS & SCHOOL OF ROCK Set for Theatre Under the Stars 2024 Summer Season

Theatre Under the Stars will present its 2024 season, featuring CATS and School of Rock. Learn more bout the shows and see how to purchase tickets.
André De Shields, Shereen Pimentel & More Join CATS: THE JELLICLE BALL at PAC NYC

Perelman Performing Arts Center has reveald the initial cast for Cats: 'The Jellicle Ball'. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates Its 80th Season In 2024

Discover the 80th season of the RI Philharmonic, featuring an exciting lineup of 2024/25 concerts.
Pam Tanowitz Will Receive 2024 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award

Jacob’s Pillow announced that critically-acclaimed American choreographer Pam Tanowitz will receive the 2024 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. Tanowitz will accept this award at Jacob’s Pillow’s Season Opening Gala in the Berkshires on Saturday, June 22.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Reveals 2024-25 Season

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre announced the ’24/’25 season lineup, which features multiple area community theatre premieres and a family favorite as a part of next season’s offerings, in addition to an exciting new effort to make live theatre more accessible for young audiences. Learn more about the full lineup here!
Review: CORIOLANUS at Avant Bard

The historical Coriolanus, if he existed at all, was Rome’s most fearsome fighter, trained as a child, excelling as a warrior-leader and able to conquer whole other cities sometimes single-handedly. Even so, James Finley, who portrays the title character in Shakespeare’s tragedy in an eye-opening co-production by the Avant Bard Theatre with Longacre Lea, may be working even harder.
Review: Societal Consciousness in A Political Era With GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER at freeFall Theatre

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is Kurt Vonnegut’s fifth novel and was published in 1965. Its Post-Modern Satire context paved way for Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, arguably his most well-known work. In the novel, Vonnegut highlights the life and times of the consciously-bound multi-millionaire Eliot Rosewater.
Chicago's Paramount Aurora Theatre Will Stage FROZEN & WAITRESS; Full 2024/25 Season Announced

Chicago's Paramount Aurora Theatre will stage the metropolis' premiere of Disney's Frozen the Musical as the 2024 holiday season show. The city, which has previously the touring production, will be one of the first to see a production staged by a local theatre company. 
Horizon Theatre Rep to Stream Ernst Toller's THE TRANSFIGURATION: ALARUM & PROLOGUE

Horizon Theatre Rep presents Ernst Toller's The Transfiguration: Alarum & Prologue, a German play from the 1910s & 1920s.
CATS, SPRING AWAKENING & More Set for Algonquin Arts Theatre 2024-25 Broadway Series

Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, NJ has revealed the titles for their 2024-25 Broadway Series.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Wins Copyright Case Against Former Dancer Who Claimed He Wrote 'Memory'

Andrew Lloyd Webber has won a copyright battle over 'Memory' from CATS, after a former dancer claimed he wrote the song.
South Florida Symphony Orchestra Announces First Masterworks Concert Of 2024

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’s first masterworks concert of 2024 features trailblazing female African American composers, a Bach premiere, and Brahms. Award-winning pianist Awadagin Pratt joins SFSO for Jessie Montgomery’s GRAMMY nominated 'Rounds' and Bach’s 'Keyboard Concerto No. 4.'

Tickets to CATS: THE JELLICLE BALL & AN AMERICAN SOLDIER at Perelman Performance Arts Center On Sale Now

Tickets have gone on sale for Perelman Performance Arts Center's spring musical productions starting for members and Citi cardmembers first on Citi Entertainment.
Cast Set for UK Tour of CAN BEARS SKI?

The Pied Piper Theatre Company and Deafinitely Theatre have announced the full cast of the Can Bears Ski? bythe award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus in a new adaptation for the stage by Tina Williams.
Full Cast and Team Set for MACBETH, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the location, cast, and creative team for the highly-anticipated spring production of Macbeth. Directed by STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin, Macbeth stars Tony and BAFTA Award-winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award-winner Indira Varma as the leading lord and lady. Learn more about the location, cast, and creative team here!
Alpine Theatre Project Presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS

ATP Kids is taking on a tall order this weekend. Over 100 Flathead Valley students in grades 1-8 will perform Andrew Lloyd Weber's celebrated musical, Cats.
Short Story Theatre is Back Again with Five New Stories in September

Short Story Theatre presents an evening of five warm, wise and wonderful true stories on Wednesday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. at The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Rd. in Highland Park. 
Works & Process Announces Fall 2023 Season

Championing creative process from studio to stage, Works & Process amplifies support for performing artists and their artistic process, and simultaneously provides the public with behind-the-scenes access to new works, fostering greater understanding and appreciation.


How many shows has T.S. Eliot written?

T.S. Eliot has written 8 shows including Murder in the Cathedral (Playwright), The Confidential Clerk (Playwright), Practical Cats (Lyricist), Homage to T. S. Eliot (Bookwriter/Lyricist), The Cocktail Party (Playwright), Apocalypsis Cum Figuris (Text), Cats (Lyricist), The Waste Land (Playwright).

What awards has T.S. Eliot been nominated for?

T.S. Eliot has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for "Cats," Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Cats," Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Cats," and Best Play at the Tony Awards for "The Cocktail Party."

What awards has T.S. Eliot won?

T.S. Eliot has won several awards, including the Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical for Cats, Best Original Score for Cats, and Best Play for The Cocktail Party.

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