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Terrence McNally

 
Birth Place:
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Bio:
McNally has had a remarkably far-ranging career spanning six decades. In 2018 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award. He has won four Tony Awards for his ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Bio:
McNally has had a remarkably far-ranging career spanning six decades. In 2018 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award. He has won four Tony Awards for his ... (read complete bio)

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Terrence McNally Biography

McNally has had a remarkably far-ranging career spanning six decades. In 2018 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award. He has won four Tony Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and his musical books for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime.
He has written a number of TV scripts, including "Andre's Mother," for which he won an Emmy Award. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards, and three Hull-Warriner Awards from the Dramatists Guild. In 1996 he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.
He wrote the libretto for the operas Great Scottand Dead Man Walking, both with music by Jake Heggie. Other plays include Mothers and Sons; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; The Lisbon Traviata; A Perfect Ganesh; The Visit; The Full Monty; Corpus Christi; Bad Habits; Next; The Ritz; Anastasia; It√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Only a Play; Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?; and The Stendhal Syndrome.

Terrence McNally Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Revival of a Play
Terrence McNally, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Terrence McNally, Anastasia
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Terrence McNally, Anastasia
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Terrence McNally, It's Only a Play
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Lifetime Achievement Award Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Book of a Musical
Terrence McNally, The Visit
 
- 2014 - Legend of Off Broadway Honorees Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Play
Terrence McNally, Mothers and Sons
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Play
Terrence McNally, Some Me
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Terrence McNally, A Man of No Importance
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Book of a Musical
Terrence McNally, The Full Monty
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
Terrence McNally, The Full Monty
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Ragtime
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Musical
Terrence McNally, Ragtime
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Ragtime
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Play Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Master Class
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best American Play Gold Star
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Obie Awards - 1995 - Playwriting Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Play Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1994 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Terrence McNally, A Perfect Ganesh
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Musical Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Kiss of the Spider Woman
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Kiss of the Spider Woman
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding New Play Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Lips Together, Teeth Apart
 
The Lortels - 1992 - Outstanding Body of Work Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding New American Play
Terrence McNally, The Ritz
 
Obie Awards - 1974 - Distinguished Plays Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Bad Habits

Terrence McNally News

Broadway Buying Guide: November 21, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: November 21, 2022
by Team BWW - Nov 21, 2022

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 21, 2022.

World Premiere of DOUBLE HELIX, MASTER CLASS Starring Kate Burton & More to Headline  Photo World Premiere of DOUBLE HELIX, MASTER CLASS Starring Kate Burton & More to Headline Bay Street Theater 2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced that its¬†2023 Mainstage Season¬†will bring together top theatrical talent in a spectacular four-show summer lineup. With a stellar mix of old and new, the season kicks off with the world premiere of¬†Double Helix¬†(May 30‚ÄďJune 18).

A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE to Present Special Benefit Performance in December Photo A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE to Present Special Benefit Performance in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

Classic Stage Company will present a benefit performance of A Man of No Importance on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 7PM. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Classic Stage Company’s work to present reimagined classic theater.

Alison Fraser to Lead STRANGER INTERLUDES Industry Reading at Boundless Theater Photo Alison Fraser to Lead STRANGER INTERLUDES Industry Reading at Boundless Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Boundless Theater announced has that Stranger Interludes, a new play by David James Parr, will receive an industry reading on Friday, November 18th at The Dramatists Guild Foundation, directed by Amanda Bearse (‚ÄúMarried‚Ķ with Children‚ÄĚ, Billy Eichner‚Äôs Bros).

Center Stage Theatre Announces 2023 Season Featuring XANADU, A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGIN Photo Center Stage Theatre Announces 2023 Season Featuring XANADU, A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Center Stage Theatre, an inclusive and intergenerational community-based theatre providing high quality and affordable performances, educational programming and volunteer opportunities, has announced its 2023 season. 

Broadway Buying Guide: November 14, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: November 14, 2022
by Team BWW - Nov 14, 2022

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 7, 2022.

Review: GEORGE C WOLFE'S ‚ÄúTHE COLORED MUSEUM‚ÄĚ ON EXHIBIT at American Stage Photo Review: GEORGE C WOLFE'S ‚ÄúTHE COLORED MUSEUM‚ÄĚ ON EXHIBIT at American Stage
by Drew Eberhard - Nov 13, 2022

The Colored Museum a play with music was written by George C. Wolfe. The play premiered at the Crossroads Theatre in 1986 and was directed by L. Kenneth Richardson. Wolfe‚Äôs work is the focus of 11 individual sketches or ‚Äúexhibits‚ÄĚ and through these revues, recounts satirical and prominent themes and people throughout African-American History and Culture. As the second show in their 2022/2023 ‚ÄúThis is America‚ÄĚ Season, American Stage planned to stage this show as a way to redefine our ideas of what it means to be African American in Contemporary America. George C. Wolfe‚Äôs review show was the winner of the 1988 NAACP Image Award.

Chris Harrison, Kaley Ann Voorhess, and Eric Anthony Lopez Set for AIM GALA This Mont Photo Chris Harrison, Kaley Ann Voorhess, and Eric Anthony Lopez Set for AIM GALA This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 13, 2022

Kaley Ann Voorhees & Eric Anthony Lopez (both from the World Tour & Broadway companies of The Phantom of The Opera) are set to perform at AIM's 8th Annual Youth Mental Health Gala on November 18th at The Spanish Bay Grand in Pebble Beach, CA. The evening will be presented by Former Host of ABC's The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison.

Memorial Celebration for Max Woodward to Take Place at the Kennedy Center This Month Photo Memorial Celebration for Max Woodward to Take Place at the Kennedy Center This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

A salute to Max Woodward will take place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Monday November 21, 2022 at 3:00PM. Woodward, who went to work at Kennedy Center the week it opened and retired after forty-five years as Vice-President of Theater Programming, died on October 14, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Photos: Original Cast Member Faith Prince Visits A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Photo Photos: Original Cast Member Faith Prince Visits A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Faith Prince, who played Lily in the original production of A Man of No Importance, attended the show at CSC this weekend. See the photos here!

Terrence McNally Videos

Video: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Videoplay
Video: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

by Opening Night - Nov 1, 2022

Classic Stage Company's A Man Of No Importance officially opened on Sunday, October 30. Check out our coverage from the opening night red carpet in the video here!

VIDEO: Jim Parsons Discusses the 'Intimacy' of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE on CBS MORNINGS Videoplay
VIDEO: Jim Parsons Discusses the 'Intimacy' of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE on CBS MORNINGS

by Michael Major - Oct 24, 2022

Jim Parsons appeared on CBS Mornings recently to discuss appearing Off-Broadway in A Man of No Importance. Parsons discussed the intimacy of performing the show at Classic Stage Company, his Irish accent in the production, the recent Big Bang Theory reunion, and more Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: 'Doctor's Orders' From CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at San Diego Musical Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: 'Doctor's Orders' From CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at San Diego Musical Theatre

by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

San Diego Musical Theatre is currently staging the musical comedy Catch Me If You Can from now until March 13th. The production opened on February 11th.

VIDEO: More Clips From San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Videoplay
VIDEO: More Clips From San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2022

San Diego Musical Theatre is currently staging the musical comedy Catch Me If You Can from now until March 13th. The production opened on February 11th. According to the Rancho Santa Fe Review, this marks Allison Spratt Pearce's professional directing debut.¬†Catch Me if You Can at San Diego Musical Theatre is choreographed by¬†Xavier J. Bush and music directed by¬†Richard Due√Īez Morrison.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2022

San Diego Musical Theatre is currently staging the musical comedy Catch Me If You Can from now until March 13th. The production opened on February 11th. According to the Rancho Santa Fe Review, this marks Allison Spratt Pearce's professional directing debut.¬†Catch Me if You Can at San Diego Musical Theatre is choreographed by¬†Xavier J. Bush and music directed by¬†Richard Due√Īez Morrison.

VIDEO: Patti LuPone Shares Memories of Working With Stephen Sondheim and More on LATE Videoplay
VIDEO: Patti LuPone Shares Memories of Working With Stephen Sondheim and More on LATE NIGHT

by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2021

Patti LuPone was a guest on last night's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, which she shared some of her memories working with Stephen Sondheim, and more.

VIDEO: Watch Tributes from Ceremony Honoring Terrence McNally Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Tributes from Ceremony Honoring Terrence McNally

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 4, 2021

Yesterday afternoon, the Historic Landmarks and Preservation Center (Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Chair) placed a Cultural Medallion on the home Terrence McNally shared with his husband, Tom Kirdahy, for more than 20 years, in an intimate ceremony with family and friends.

VIDEO: Watch Bloopers and Outtakes From IT'S ONLY A PLAY at George Street Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Bloopers and Outtakes From IT'S ONLY A PLAY at George Street Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2021

Professionally filmed onstage at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, Tony Award winner Terrence McNally‚Äôs hit comedy comes to life for this new streaming production! It is opening night on Broadway, and an unforgettable cast of characters, from the self-possessed leading lady to the starry-eyed coat check boy, is eagerly awaiting ‚Äúrave‚ÄĚ reviews

VIDEO: Micah Stock Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: Micah Stock Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 27, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with Tony Award-nominated stage and screen actor Micah Stock, who currently stars on Netflix's cult favorite, Bonding and Disney+/Nat Geo's The Right Stuff, in which he plays real-life NASA astronaut Deke Slayton.

Celebrating Black History Month: RAGTIME Arrives on Ellis Island Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: RAGTIME Arrives on Ellis Island

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2021

Ragtime originally opened on Broadway in 1998 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, where it played for 834 performances. With music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States: African Americans, upper-class suburbanites, and Eastern European immigrants.


Terrence McNally Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Terrence McNally written?
Terrence McNally has written 41 shows including The Lady of the Carnellias (Playwright), Maggie May (Playwright), And Things That Go Bump in the Night (Playwright), Here's Where I Belong (Bookwriter), Sweet Eros/ Witness (Playwright), Adaptation/ Next (Playwright), Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone? (Playwright), Broadway, Broadway (Bookwriter), The Rink (Bookwriter), It's Only a Play (Playwright), Urban Blight (Bookwriter), The Lisbon Traviata (Playwright), Bad Habits (Playwright), Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Playwright), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Bookwriter), A Perfect Ganesh (Playwright), Love! Valour! Compassion! (Playwright), Love! Valour! Compassion! (Playwright), Master Class (Playwright), By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea (Playwright), Ragtime (Bookwriter), Corpus Christi (Playwright), The Visit (Bookwriter), The Full Monty (Bookwriter), A Man of No Importance (Bookwriter), Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune (Playwright), Short Talks on the Universe (Playwright), The Stendhal Syndrome (Playwright), Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams (Playwright), Catch Me If You Can (Bookwriter), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Bookwriter), The 24 Hour Plays 2006 (Playwright), Some Men (Playwright), Deuce (Playwright), The Ritz (Playwright), Golden Age (Playwright), Mothers and Sons (Playwright), In Your Arms (Story), Anastasia (Book Writer), Fire and Air (Playwright), Pride Plays (Author).

What awards has Terrence McNally been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play (Tony Awards) for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune , Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Anastasia , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Anastasia , Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for It's Only a Play , Lifetime Achievement Award (The Lortels) , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Visit , Legend of Off Broadway Honorees () , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Mothers and Sons , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Some Me , The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Man of No Importance , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Full Monty , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Full Monty , Best Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Ragtime , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Ragtime , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ragtime , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Master Class , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for A Perfect Ganesh , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lips Together, Teeth Apart , Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels) Outstanding New American Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Ritz and Distinguished Plays (Obie Awards) for Bad Habits .

What awards has Terrence McNally won?
Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards), Lifetime Achievement Award (The Lortels), Legend of Off Broadway Honorees (), The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Man of No Importance, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Full Monty, Best Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Ragtime, Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ragtime, Best Play (Tony Awards) for Master Class, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion!, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion! , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion!, Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion!, Best Play (Tony Awards) for Love! Valour! Compassion!, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman, Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman, Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lips Together, Teeth Apart Outstanding Body of Work (The Lortels)and Distinguished Plays (Obie Awards) for Bad Habits.