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Thornton Wilder

 
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Date of Birth: April 17, 1897
Date of Death: December 07, 1975 (78)

Birth Place: Madison, WI, USA

Stage Credits

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1938
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Thornton Wilder Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1943 - Best American Play
Thornton WilderThe Skin of Our Teeth
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1943 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Thornton Wilder, The Skin of Our Teeth
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1938 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Thornton Wilder, Our Town

Thornton Wilder News

Wake Up With BWW 5/18: Outer Critics Circle Award Winners, Chita Rivera Award Nominat Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/18: Outer Critics Circle Award Winners, Chita Rivera Award Nominations, and More!
by - May 18, 2022

Today's top stories include the 2022 Outer Critics Circle awards, which were presented to The Lehman Trilogy and Kimberly Akimbo, among many others. Check out the full winners list below! The Chita Rivera Award nominations have also been announced, which include Sutton Foster, Hugh Jackman, and more!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paige Davis In HELLO, DOLLY! At Pioneer Theatre Company Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paige Davis In HELLO, DOLLY! At Pioneer Theatre Company
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Pioneer Theatre Company 's Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. Hello, Dolly!, based on the Thornton Wilder play The Matchmaker, went on to earn over ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for authors Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run through May 28, 2022.

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Cancels Matinee Performance for Today, Saturday, May 14th Photo THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Cancels Matinee Performance for Today, Saturday, May 14th
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

In a statement released by the official show, Broadway's The Skin Of Our Teeth has cancelled its matinee performance for today, May 14th at 2pm. It reads, 'Due to illness, the following performance of The Skin of Our Teeth has been CANCELLED: Saturday, May 14 at 2pm. The next scheduled performance is tonight, Saturday, May 14 at 8pm. All tickets will be fully refunded at the point of purchase.' 

BWW Review/Photos: 'Put on Your Sunday Clothes' & Head on Down to HELLO DOLLY at CMPA Photo BWW Review/Photos: 'Put on Your Sunday Clothes' & Head on Down to HELLO DOLLY at CMPAC In The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Nicholas Pontolillo - May 12, 2022

Closing out its 48th season, CMPAC does manage to put on a dazzling production of Hello Dolly, albeit a few hiccups, which I will attribute to opening night jitters.

3 World Premieres & 1 Chicago Premiere Announced for Theatre Above the Law 2022/23 Se Photo 3 World Premieres & 1 Chicago Premiere Announced for Theatre Above the Law 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

A 30 seat Rogers Park theater is home to Theatre Above the Law. TATL is presenting 4 productions for their 7th season of Theatre. All performances will be held at the Jarvis Square Theater, 1439 W. Jarvis.

Photos: First Look At CM Performing Arts HELLO, DOLLY! In The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Photo Photos: First Look At CM Performing Arts HELLO, DOLLY! In The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Robert Diamond - May 9, 2022

This past weekend, the CM Performing Arts Center opened HELLO, DOLLY! which closes out their 48th Season!

FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2022 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

New Dates Announced for Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY Directed by Tyne Rafaeli Photo New Dates Announced for Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater has announced new dates for its upcoming production of Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli.  The play will now begin previews Thursday, May 26 and open on Thursday, June 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). 

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael John LaChiusa Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael John LaChiusa
by Elliot Lanes - May 5, 2022

Today’s subject Michael John LaChuisa is currently living his theatre life as the composer for the upcoming production of Our Town at Shakespeare Theatre Company. The production runs May 12th through June 11th in STC’s Sidney Harman Hall and features (wait for it) a FULL cast of DC performers.

Thornton Wilder Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paige Davis In HELLO, DOLLY! At Pioneer Theatre Company VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Paige Davis In HELLO, DOLLY! At Pioneer Theatre Company
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Pioneer Theatre Company 's Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. Hello, Dolly!, based on the Thornton Wilder play The Matchmaker, went on to earn over ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for authors Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run through May 28, 2022.

VIDEO: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater's production of the Thornton Wilder Pulitzer Prize-winning classic THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, opens tonight, Monday, April 25 at 6:45pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

VIDEO: Ann Harada, Marc delaCruz, Anthony Lee Medina, and More Perform Monologue From VideoVIDEO: Ann Harada, Marc delaCruz, Anthony Lee Medina, and More Perform Monologue From OUR TOWN
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2020

Olivia Oguma has created a new video featuring performers reciting a monologue from Our Town, titled 'their town. OUR town.'

World-Premiere of FRANKLIN Opens Nov. 30 at Perseverance Theatre VideoWorld-Premiere of FRANKLIN Opens Nov. 30 at Perseverance Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Nov 26, 2018

A scientist and a songwriter hunt for answers in Franklin, a world-premiere play by Samantha Noble, launching Nov. 30-Dec. 16 at Perseverance Theatre, Alaska's professional regional theatre company. The production, directed by Hannah Wolf (Juneau bred, a 2018 O'Neill Center National Directing Fellow), features original music by Juneau-based indie composer Marian Call.

VIDEO: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Berkeley Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Berkeley Rep
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents A Doll's House, Part 2, written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters, which begins previews on Thursday, September 6 and runs through Sunday, October 21. Individual tickets begin at $30 ($15 if you're under 35) and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949 beginning August 12, 2018. Subscription tickets are available now. 

VIDEO: On This Day, April 20: Bette is Back Where She Belongs in HELLO DOLLY! On Broa VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 20: Bette is Back Where She Belongs in HELLO DOLLY! On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2018

On this day in 2017, the divine Bette Midler returned to Broadway in the iconic role of Dolly Levi in the smash-hit revival of Jerry Herman's HELLO DOLLY!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's OUR TOWN VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's OUR TOWN
by Alan Henry - Apr 17, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the complete cast of Our Town, the closing play of the 2017/18 Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse running April 10 - May 13. This large ensemble brings together some of Wisconsin's greatest theatre talent on one stage to create anOur Town for our town.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's OUR TOWN VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's OUR TOWN
by Alan Henry - Apr 12, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the complete cast of Our Town, the closing play of the 2017/18 Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse running April 10 - May 13. This large ensemble brings together some of Wisconsin's greatest theatre talent on one stage to create anOur Town for our town.

VIDEO: Preview Milwaukee Repertory Theate's OUR TOWN VideoVIDEO: Preview Milwaukee Repertory Theate's OUR TOWN
by Alan Henry - Mar 28, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the complete cast of Our Town, the closing play of the 2017/18 Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse running April 10 - May 13. This large ensemble brings together some of Wisconsin's greatest theatre talent on one stage to create anOur Town for our town.

BWW Flashback: HELLO, DOLLY! Comes to Broadway (for the First Time) with Carol Channi VideoBWW Flashback: HELLO, DOLLY! Comes to Broadway (for the First Time) with Carol Channing!
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2018

The Shubert Theatre may be getting a fresh marquee this week, with Bernadette Peters' name in lights, but 54 years ago today, Dolly Gallagher Levi made her very first appearance on Broadway.


Thornton Wilder Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Thornton Wilder been in?
Thornton Wilder has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Thornton Wilder been in?
Thornton Wilder has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Thornton Wilder been nominated for?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Skin of Our Teeth The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Skin of Our Teeth and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Our Town .

What awards has Thornton Wilder won?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Skin of Our Teethand The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Our Town.

How many shows has Thornton Wilder written?
Thornton Wilder has written 13 shows including The Trumpet Shall Sound (Playwright), The Merchant of Yonkers (Playwright), The Skin of Our Teeth (Playwright), The Matchmaker (Playwright), Plays For Bleecker Street (Playwright), Hello, Dolly! (Source Material), The Matchmaker (Playwright), Wilder, Wilder, Wilder (Playwright), The Skin of Our Teeth (Playwright), Over and Over (Source Material), Our Town (Playwright), The Skin of Our Teeth (Playwright), The Skin of Our Teeth (Source Material).