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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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Arin Arbus, Terrence McNally, Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon during the Opening N Photo

Arin Arbus, Terrence McNally, Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon during the Opening Night Curtain Call for "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" at the Broadhurst Theatre on May 29, 2019 in New York City.

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[US Tour, 2018] Cancelled [Replacement]
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[Broadway, 2015]
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[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2014]
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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
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Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Play Gold Star
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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
Terrence McNally, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
Obie Awards - 1995 - Playwriting Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
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

Sutton Foster, Robyn Hurder, Hugh Jackman, Myles Frost & More Nominated for 2022 Chit Photo Sutton Foster, Robyn Hurder, Hugh Jackman, Myles Frost & More Nominated for 2022 Chita Rivera Awards - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2019-2022 theater season. 

The REV Theatre Company Announces Cast & Creatives for Production of CATCH ME IF YOU  Photo The REV Theatre Company Announces Cast & Creatives for Production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

The REV Theatre Company has¬†announced the cast and creative team for its inaugural production of the 2022 Season ‚Äď Catch Me If You Can.

Photos: Broadway in Indianapolis Announces 2022-2023 Series Photo Photos: Broadway in Indianapolis Announces 2022-2023 Series
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

Broadway in Indianapolis is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Season celebrating the three Indianapolis premieres of Anastasia, Disney’s Aladdin, and Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations. Rounding out the series are three epic return engagements of Hairspray, Les Misérables, and two weeks of Hamilton. 

Tony Yazbeck & Chita Rivera to Perform at Berkshire Theatre Group's 2022 Colonial Con Photo Tony Yazbeck & Chita Rivera to Perform at Berkshire Theatre Group's 2022 Colonial Concert Series Memorial Day Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

This Memorial Day Weekend, the legendary Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and the Tony Award nominated song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) bring Broadway to the Berkshires. 

Chita Rivera Will Announced the Chita Rivera Awards Nominations Live on May 17 Photo Chita Rivera Will Announced the Chita Rivera Awards Nominations Live on May 17
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022

Chita Rivera will appear on WNBC’s New York Live on Tuesday, May 17th at 11:30am to announce the nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards.

MTI Releases Dramatic Moments for Theater Educators Photo MTI Releases Dramatic Moments for Theater Educators
by Nicole Rosky - May 12, 2022

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) announced the release of Dramatic Moments, the first product from MTI Classroom, which is an inspiring collaboration between theatre teachers, students, authors and industry professionals designed to elevate arts education. MTI Classroom lets theatre practitioners and fans engage with the shows and musical theatre authors they know and love.

Anthony Rapp Will Deliver Conference Keynote and Concert  at Inaugural Stage The Chan Photo Anthony Rapp Will Deliver Conference Keynote and Concert at Inaugural Stage The Change PNW Conference
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Broadway Star Anthony Rapp will open the Tower Theatre Foundation's Inaugural Stage the Change PNW Conference in Bend, Oregon on Friday, May 20, 2022 with a keynote to conference attendees followed by a concert to attendees as well as members of the general public.

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Presents BROADWAY'S BEST FOR PARKINSON'S: THE POWE Photo The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Presents BROADWAY'S BEST FOR PARKINSON'S: THE POWER OF MUSIC!
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Nearly one million people in the United States are living with Parkinson's disease and about 60,000 people in this country are diagnosed each year with the brain disorder, which primarily affects motor functions.

ANASTASIA is Coming to South Bend This June Photo ANASTASIA is Coming to South Bend This June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

The American Theatre Guild will¬†present the South Bend engagement of the new Broadway musical ANASTASIA. This production is part of the BROADWAY IS BACK IN SOUTH BEND SERIES and will take the Morris Performing Arts Center stage June 24‚Äď26, 2022.

ANASTASIA Comes To Lubbock in June Photo ANASTASIA Comes To Lubbock in June
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

¬†The American Theatre Guild is pleased to present the Lubbock engagement of the new Broadway musical ANASTASIA. This production is part of the BROADWAY IS BACK AT THE BUDDY HOLLY HALL SERIES and will take The Buddy Holly Hall stage June 20‚Äď21, 2022.¬†

Terrence McNally Videos

VIDEO: 'Doctor's Orders' From CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at San Diego Musical Theatre VideoVIDEO: '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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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! VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoCelebrating 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.

BWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' fro VideoBWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' from 'Ragtime' for UNITED IN SONG: CELEBRATING THE RESILIENCE OF AMERICA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2020

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming PBS special ‚ÄúUnited in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America,‚ÄĚ Tony winners Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell perform ‚ÄúWheels of a Dream‚ÄĚ from ‚ÄúRagtime.‚ÄĚ

Exclusive: Judy Kuhn Performs 'Someone Else's Story' as Part of The Seth Concert Seri VideoExclusive: Judy Kuhn Performs 'Someone Else's Story' as Part of The Seth Concert Series; Re-Airs Today at 3pm!
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2020

Judy Kuhn's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET. Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered last night, featuring Kuhn singing 'Someone Elsea??s Story' from Chess!


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.