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T.S. Eliot

 
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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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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 ... (read complete bio)

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T.S. Eliot Biography

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 ‚ÄúPossum‚ÄĚ was his alias among his friends. "Old Possum‚Äôs 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 Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Lyrics
T.S. Eliot, Cats
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 1950 - Best Play Gold Star
T.S. Eliot, The Cocktail Party

T.S. Eliot News

Hampstead Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team For THE FELLOWSHIP Photo Hampstead Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team For THE FELLOWSHIP
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022

Hampstead Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Fellowship, an electrifying, hilarious and gripping new play by Roy Williams.

Cast and Creatives Announced for ANTIGONE at Redtwist Theatre Photo Cast and Creatives Announced for ANTIGONE at Redtwist Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Redtwist Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its next production, Antigone, adapted by Anne Carson and directed by Christine Freije, June 23 ‚Äď July 31, at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.¬†

OUTDOORS @ THE SHAW to Return This Summer Photo OUTDOORS @ THE SHAW to Return This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

The Shaw Festival will once again go al fresco with a series of specially produced performances, concert series and curated experiences throughout the summer and fall. Popular Outdoors @ The Shaw events return with new enchanting and imaginative encounters at various locations in and around the Festival grounds and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Cast Announced for INTERSTATE Presented by East West Players Photo Cast Announced for INTERSTATE Presented by East West Players
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

East West Players has announced casting for the rolling world premiere of INTERSTATE, an Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical that follows Dash, a transgender spoken word performer who becomes internet-famous along with his best friend Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter.

BWW Review: A 'Practical CATS' Performance at Proctors Photo BWW Review: A 'Practical CATS' Performance at Proctors
by Kyle Christopher West - May 5, 2022

The ’80s delivered endless iconic pop culture trends like leg warmers, neon, Walkmans, Whitney, and Madonna. Broadway in the ’80s also saw a unique culture shift as British mega musicals like LES MISERABLES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA began to take over the American stage. First on the scene, though, was CATS, which uniquely married the worlds of theater, ballet, spandex, and synthesized music in 1982. And although CATS has purrhaps only grown more hair-raising with age (not to mention enhanced audience expectations), the song-and-dance spectacle continues to mesmerize and mystify audiences more than 40 years after its inception.

San Diego Symphony Announces 2022-2023 Concert Season, Featuring 16 Programs at 6 Ven Photo San Diego Symphony Announces 2022-2023 Concert Season, Featuring 16 Programs at 6 Venues
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

The San Diego Symphony today announced its 2022-23 Jacobs Masterworks Classical concert season, offering 16 programs of classical and contemporary masterworks from October 1, 2022 through May 27, 2023. 

Arrowsmith Press And The Boston Playwrights' Theatre Announce The Celebration Of The  Photo Arrowsmith Press And The Boston Playwrights' Theatre Announce The Celebration Of The Derek Walcott Prize
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022

Arrowsmith Press, together with the Boston Playwrights' Theatre and The Derek Walcott Festival in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, announce the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry. The winners receive a $1000. prize and an opportunity to read in Boston. A delayed celebratory reading bringing together award recipients from the last two years will take place on Zoom on Sunday, May 15th at 12 PM.

IN THE HEIGHTS, ANYTHING GOES & More Announced for City Springs Theatre Company 2022- Photo IN THE HEIGHTS, ANYTHING GOES & More Announced for City Springs Theatre Company 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

City Springs Theatre Company, Atlanta‚Äôs home for professional musical theatre, has announced¬†its 2022-23 PNC Bank Season, featuring four crowd favorites, including¬†three Best Musical Tony¬ģ¬†Award winners, and a 2-time¬†winner of Tony¬ģ Awards for Best Revival!

Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Movies & Mu Photo Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Movies & Music Series and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

The Minnesota Orchestra today unveiled plans for 2022-23, a wide-ranging season that pairs the music of Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn alongside newer compositions by Alberga, Mazzoli and Montgomery; spotlights masterpieces of the piano repertoire, and more.

Meet The Artist Readings Announced at Vivid Stage Photo Meet The Artist Readings Announced at Vivid Stage
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

Vivid Stage, formerly Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, will present its annual Meet the Artist new play reading series on Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25. All readings will take place at the Oakes Center at 7:30 pm.

T.S. Eliot Videos

CATS Comes To South Bend Through December 5th VideoCATS Comes To South Bend Through December 5th
by Alan Henry - Dec 3, 2021

CATS will perform in South Bend this weekend through Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Get a first look at the national tour cast in action!

VIDEO: THE WASTE LAND Opens at the Oakland Theater Project; Check Out the Trailer! VideoVIDEO: THE WASTE LAND Opens at the Oakland Theater Project; Check Out the Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2021

Today, April 10 is the opening of THE WASTE LAND starring Lisa Ramirez at the Oakland Theater Project. Get a first look!

VIDEO: James Corden and Rebel Wilson Present at the Oscars While Dressed as Cats VideoVIDEO: James Corden and Rebel Wilson Present at the Oscars While Dressed as Cats
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2020

During the 2020 Oscars, James Corden and Rebel Wilson, both stars of the recent CATS, come out on stage to talk about the importance of Visual Effects. The two actors poked fun at the film adaptation, while dressed in cat suits!

VIDEO: See the Cast of CATS Remix 'Memory' on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON VideoVIDEO: See the Cast of CATS Remix 'Memory' on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

The cast of Cats, including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, James Corden and Francesca Hayward, join Jimmy and The Roots to perform a remix of 'Memory' with instruments they found in an alley.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says Working with Stars of CATS was 'Surreal' VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says Working with Stars of CATS was 'Surreal'
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson stopped by TODAY on Monday morning to talk about being one of the stars in the highly-anticipated Cats film, in theaters this Friday! 

VIDEO: CATS Star Francesca Hayward Used to Pretend to be Victoria as a Child VideoVIDEO: CATS Star Francesca Hayward Used to Pretend to be Victoria as a Child
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019

Francesca Hayward was a guest on Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about starring in the highly-anticipated Cats movie. During the interview, Hayward talks being a Principal Dancer for the Royal Ballet, being in the movie Cats, the most surreal day of her life with Taylor Swift, and having a cat behavioral coach.

VIDEO: CATS on Tour's Grizabella, Keri Rene Fuller, Sings 'Memory' VideoVIDEO: CATS on Tour's Grizabella, Keri Rene Fuller, Sings 'Memory'
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2019

The new National Tour of CATS, based off the last Broadway revival, is on the road! The musical returns to Toronto starting tomorrow until January 5th at The Princess of Wales Theatre. Toronto news channel, Breakfast Television chatted with Keri Rene Fuller, who plays Grizabella, about the show, and she performed Memory.

VIDEO: Josh Groban Lends His Voice to a CATS Parody on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN VideoVIDEO: Josh Groban Lends His Voice to a CATS Parody on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2019

On today's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Kelly and Ryan share their take on 'Cats' with new trailers shown by WABC's entertainment reporter Randy Kenyon (Sandy Keyon's twin brother). The trailers feature Josh Groban, who lends his voice for a special surprise.  

VIDEO: Jason Derulo Shares a Clip from the CATS Film VideoVIDEO: Jason Derulo Shares a Clip from the CATS Film
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2019

Jason Derulo shared a clip from the upcoming 'Cats' movie while showing off his gym and his fridge for Men's Health. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Watch a New Behind-The-Scenes Look at the CATS Movie, Featuring Taylor Swift,  VideoVIDEO: Watch a New Behind-The-Scenes Look at the CATS Movie, Featuring Taylor Swift, James Corden, Idris Elba, & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2019

Universal Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes clip from the upcoming film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats,' featuring rehearsal footage and interviews with the star-studded cast. Watch it below! 


T.S. Eliot Frequently Asked Questions

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?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Cats , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Cats and Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Cocktail Party .

What awards has T.S. Eliot won?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Catsand Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Cocktail Party.