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Taylor Mac

 
Bio:
Taylor Mac (who uses "judy"-lowercase sic-as a gender pronoun) is a theater artist whose work has been performed at New York City's Town Hall, Lincoln Center, and Playwrights Horizons; London's Hackney Empire and Barbican; D.C.'s Kennedy Center; Los Angeles's Royce Hall and Ace Theater (through the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Taylor Mac (who uses "judy"-lowercase sic-as a gender pronoun) is a theater artist whose work has been performed at New York City's Town Hall, Lincoln Center, and Playwrights Horizons; London's Hackney Empire and Barbican; D.C.'s Kennedy Center; Los Angeles's Royce Hall and Ace Theater (through the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere at St. Ann√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Warehouse, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2012
Egeus
Puck

Writing

Author
Playwright
Playwright

Photos

Theatre Marquee unveiling for the Taylor Mac Comedy "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronic Photo

Theatre Marquee unveiling for the Taylor Mac Comedy "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus" starring Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin with direction by George C. Wolfe at the Booth Theatre on February 8, 2019 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/28/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Production, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere at St. Ann√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Warehouse, 2016
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2012
Egeus

Puck

Writing
Author
Playwright
Playwright

Taylor Mac Biography

Taylor Mac (who uses "judy"-lowercase sic-as a gender pronoun) is a theater artist whose work has been performed at New York City's Town Hall, Lincoln Center, and Playwrights Horizons; London's Hackney Empire and Barbican; D.C.'s Kennedy Center; Los Angeles's Royce Hall and Ace Theater (through the Center for the Art of Performance); Chicago's Steppenwolf; Australia's Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Festival; Stockholm's Södra Theatern; San Francisco's Curran; and hundreds of other theaters, museums, music halls, opera houses, cabarets, and festivals around the globe. Mac is the author of seventeen full-length works of theater including A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, Hir, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Lily's Revenge, The Young Ladies Of, Red Tide Blooming, and The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac. Sometimes Taylor acts in other people's plays (or co-creations). Notably: Good Person of Szechwan (La Mama and The Public Theater), A Midsummer's Night Dream (Classic Stage Company), and The Last Two People on Earth (American Repertory Theater), a two-person vaudeville opposite Mandy Patinkin and directed by Susan Stroman. Mac is a MacArthur Fellow, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama and the recipient of multiple awards including the Kennedy Prize, two Helpmann Awards, a New York Drama Critics Circle Award, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Herb Alpert in Theater, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, two Bessie Awards, two Obie Awards, and an Ethyl Eichelberger Award. An alumnus of New Dramatists, judy is currently the resident playwright at the Here Arts Center.

Taylor Mac Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Lyrics
Taylor MacThe Hang
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Lyrics
Taylor MacThe Hang
 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Distinguished Performance Awards
Taylor MacThe Hang
 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Unique contribution to the Theatre Gold Star
Taylor Mac
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Play
Taylor Mac, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Special Citation Gold Star
Taylor Mac, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
 
Obie Awards - 2017 - Special Citations Gold Star
Taylor Mac, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2017 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Taylor Mac, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Taylor Mac, Hir
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Taylor Mac, Good Person of Szechwan
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Taylor Mac, Good Person of Szechwan

Taylor Mac News

Museum Of Arts And Design To Present First Solo Exhibition Of Genre-Defying Artist Ma Photo Museum Of Arts And Design To Present First Solo Exhibition Of Genre-Defying Artist Machine Dazzle
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle, the first solo exhibition dedicated to the genre-defying artist Matthew Flower (US, b. 1972), better known as Machine Dazzle. A provocateur commanding an expanding repertoire of stagecraft, design, performance, and music, Machine Dazzle is a virtuoso practitioner of queer maximalism's aesthetic language of gay liberation.

Ojai Playwrights Announces 2022 New Works Festival Featuring Vivian Barnes, Lyndsey B Photo Ojai Playwrights Announces 2022 New Works Festival Featuring Vivian Barnes, Lyndsey Bourne, Bill Cain & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

Ojai Playwrights Conference has announced 11 playwrights for the 25th Anniversary New Works Festival taking place August 7-14, 2022, in Ojai, CA, marking a return to in-person workshops and live performances after two years of working online.

Underbelly Festival Announces Full Cast For YUMMY: ICONIC Photo Underbelly Festival Announces Full Cast For YUMMY: ICONIC
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Underbelly has today announced the full cast for the critically acclaimed Yummy:Iconic  which opens on July 5th and runs until 31st July at Cavendish Square.

Joe's Pub Announces Juneteenth Celebration Plus July and August Programming With Tick Photo Joe's Pub Announces Juneteenth Celebration Plus July and August Programming With Tickets for $20 and Less Shows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

Joe’s Pub has announced incredible performances coming up in July and August plus join us this Sunday at Astor Place for Juneteenth. Don’t miss performances from First Ladies of Disco (Martha Wash, Linda Clifford, and Norma Jean Wright (formerly  of Chic), Matteo Lane, Cocomama, and more.

Aurora Theatre Company Presents WIVES By Jaclyn Backhaus Photo Aurora Theatre Company Presents WIVES By Jaclyn Backhaus
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

Aurora Theatre Company concludes its 30th season with the West Coast Premiere of Jaclyn Backhaus’ Wives.

St. Ann's Warehouse & Afro Latin Jazz Announce FANDANGO AT THE WALL Free Concert in B Photo St. Ann's Warehouse & Afro Latin Jazz Announce FANDANGO AT THE WALL Free Concert in Brooklyn Bridge Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

After reopening its Brooklyn waterfront theater last fall, St. Ann’s Warehouse is launching its second post-shutdown season with a continuation of large-scale outdoor performance and public art presentations that address urgent humanitarian issues.

Full Cast Announced for Industry Reading of BELVA ‚Ä" DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACL Photo Full Cast Announced for Industry Reading of BELVA ‚Ä" DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins today announced the cast for the special by-invitation-only industry reading for the new musical BELVA - Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle on Friday June 10th at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue).

COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List! Photo COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Winners for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. See the full list here! This year’s Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi’s Restaurant on June 14th. See who was honored from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway.

Juneteenth Celebrations, Pride Week Shows & More Upcoming at Joe's Pub Photo Juneteenth Celebrations, Pride Week Shows & More Upcoming at Joe's Pub
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Upcoming performances have been announced at Joe’s Pub, from Tuesday, June 14 Through Monday, June 27.

Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwrig Photo Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwright Produced on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,

Taylor Mac Videos

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Pitches A New Broadway Musical to Nathan Lane VideoVIDEO: Seth Meyers Pitches A New Broadway Musical to Nathan Lane
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2021

Seth hilariously explained his new idea for 'Cicada, Cicada: the Musical' to Nathan Lane, which also features Christine Baranski and Harvey Fierstein.

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Performs Dramatic Reading of a Playbill VideoVIDEO: Nathan Lane Performs Dramatic Reading of a Playbill
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2019

On last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Nathan Lane stopped by to do a dramatic reading of  the more mundane parts of the Playbill for his show 'Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus.'

BWW TV: George C. Wolfe Leads The Tony-Nominated Designers Of GARY In A Roundtable Di VideoBWW TV: George C. Wolfe Leads The Tony-Nominated Designers Of GARY In A Roundtable Discussion
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2019

GARY director George C. Wolfe leads veteran Broadway artists (and Tony nominees!) Ann Roth, Santo Loquasto, Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher in an in-depth roundtable chat

BWW TV: George C. Wolfe Explains How He Brought the Bloody Tale of GARY to Life on Br VideoBWW TV: George C. Wolfe Explains How He Brought the Bloody Tale of GARY to Life on Broadway
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 3, 2019

When it comes to directors of live theatre, they don't get much bigger than George C. Wolfe, who has a whopping seventeen Broadway credits on his resume. This season, Wolfe was back at the helm of the ship at the Booth Theatre, where he brought Taylor Mac's zany, 'batshit crazy' (-the Hollywood Reporter) and ingenious new play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus to life.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Jez Butterworth VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Jez Butterworth
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2019

Jez Butterworth just earned his second Tony nomination for his new play, The Ferryman. Watch as he tells us more about what the play means to him!

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Describes GARY as GAME OF THRONES Meets TIDYING UP WITH MARIE COND VideoVIDEO: Nathan Lane Describes GARY as GAME OF THRONES Meets TIDYING UP WITH MARIE CONDO
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2019

Nathan Lane stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about his new Broadway play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. Lane describes the play to Fallon, telling him, 'What Taylor Mac has done is taken three minor characters from 'Titus' and put them in their own show.'

VIDEO: On This Day, April 23- Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 23- Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 23, 2019

Author of 38 plays and 154 sonnets, Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest known writer in the English language. The popularity of his works has spanned centuries, up to and including the current Broadway revival of King Lear, starring Glenda Jackson.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of GARY on Broadway VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of GARY on Broadway
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 22, 2019

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus officially opened on Broadway just last night, April 21, 2019. Starring three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen, and Tony Award winner Julie White, Gary is directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. Featuring original music by Danny Elfman, and movement by Bill Irwin, Gary is set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of William Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus.

Who Is Taylor Mac? Get To Know The Acclaimed Mind Behind GARY- A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDR VideoWho Is Taylor Mac? Get To Know The Acclaimed Mind Behind GARY- A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2019

Who is Taylor Mac? A question that fans, critics, fellow artists, and even Taylor have been asking since Mac first made an appearance on the downtown theatre scene.

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Reveals the Worst Review He's Ever Gotten VideoVIDEO: Nathan Lane Reveals the Worst Review He's Ever Gotten
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2019

Nathan Lane was a guest on Monday night's episode of 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.' During the interview, the 'Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus' star shares some horror stories of the most critical reviews ever given on Broadway. He tells Colbert about the worst review he got for his Broadway debut, and the worst review playwright Terrence McNally received for his debut.


Taylor Mac Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Taylor Mac written?
Taylor Mac has written 3 shows including A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Author), Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (Playwright), The Fre (Playwright).

What awards has Taylor Mac been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for The Hang , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for The Hang , Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for The Hang , Unique contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus , Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for A 24-Decade History of Popular Music , Special Citations (Obie Awards) for A 24-Decade History of Popular Music , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for A 24-Decade History of Popular Music , Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Hir Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Good Person of Szechwan and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for Good Person of Szechwan .

What awards has Taylor Mac won?
Unique contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards) Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for A 24-Decade History of Popular Musicand Special Citations (Obie Awards) for A 24-Decade History of Popular Music.