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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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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

San Francisco Playhouse Teams With Yiddish Theatre Ensemble For Bay Area Premiere of  Photo San Francisco Playhouse Teams With Yiddish Theatre Ensemble For Bay Area Premiere of INDECENT; Full Cast Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Indecent by Paula Vogel, the first production in the Playhouse's 20th Anniversary Season. The play will run on the San Francisco Playhouse Mainstage from September 22 through November 5, 2022. Susi Damilano will direct, with music direction by Dmitri Gaskin and choreography by Nicole Helfer.

Marriott Theatre Presents HELLO, DOLLY! This Month Photo Marriott Theatre Presents HELLO, DOLLY! This Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

HELLO, DOLLY!, the musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's hit play 'The Matchmaker,' bursts with humor, romance, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. Experience this charming Broadway hit directed and choreographed by 2-time Tony Award nominee Denis Jones. Musical direction is by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson.

Review: HAMILTON at Kennedy Center Opera House Photo Review: HAMILTON at Kennedy Center Opera House
by Mary Lincer - Aug 8, 2022

What did our critic think of HAMILTON at Kennedy Center Opera House? Hamilton, the 11 Tony award-winning musical, has returned to the Kennedy Center Opera House through October 9. (The show declined to compete in DC's Helen Hayes awards when it toured here in The Before Times: summer 2018. Is there an award for being gracious? Why not?) Seeing it post-January 6, 2021 reminds an audience that the people who formed this country were able to disagree often and significantly while still managing to value American democracy above their personal agendas. And watching the three duels depicted in Hamilton reminds today's citizens, who live in a land with more guns than citizens, that the mistaken notion that guns are worthwhile is a centuries-old mistaken notion. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the show?

Thornton Wilder Library Will Be Completed With Reissue Of Two Early Novels This Week Photo Thornton Wilder Library Will Be Completed With Reissue Of Two Early Novels This Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

The Thornton Wilder Library – a reprint of 10 novels and plays covering the full range of the late, celebrated author's inimitable body-of-work – will be completed this summer with the new publication by HarperCollins of Wilder's first and third novels, THE CABALA and THE WOMAN OF ANDROS in one volume.

San Francisco Playhouse and Yiddish Theatre Ensemble Announce Casting for INDECENT Photo San Francisco Playhouse and Yiddish Theatre Ensemble Announce Casting for INDECENT
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse has announced casting for Indecent by Paula Vogel, the first production in the Playhouse's 20th Anniversary Season.

Thornton Wilder's BERNICE To Be Presented At Trenton Free Public Library Photo Thornton Wilder's BERNICE To Be Presented At Trenton Free Public Library
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2022

Bernice by Thornton Wilder will be presented at 3 pm on Saturday, August 13 at the Trenton Free Public Library in Trenton, NJ.

Joshua Harmon Announced as Honorary Festival Playwright of Samuel French's Off Off Br Photo Joshua Harmon Announced as Honorary Festival Playwright of Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

Samuel French’s Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival has announced that Joshua Harmon is this year’s honorary festival playwright. This year’s top 30 playwrights were chosen from over 650 submissions around the world. They will present their plays during a week-long festival August 16-20 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in New York City.

Theatre Horizon Presents World Premiere of TOWN, A New Play With Music Written By and Photo Theatre Horizon Presents World Premiere of TOWN, A New Play With Music Written By and For The Residents Of Norristown, PA
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022

Theatre Horizon, located in Norristown, the county seat of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, has been eagerly preparing for the world premiere of TOWN, a new work with music written by and for the residents of Norristown.

Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa to Lead New York Premiere of Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael Photo Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa to Lead New York Premiere of Ellen Fitzhugh and Michael John LaChiusa's LOS OTROS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

The New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant), will star Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa.

The Royal Players Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring HELLO, DOLLY!, A CHRISTMAS CAR Photo The Royal Players Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring HELLO, DOLLY!, A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

The historic Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton is preparing for its 2022-2023 season. This 29th season for The Royal Players is filled with an eclectic group of musicals ranging from a retelling of an iconic literary tale, a musical theater classic, and a Disney favorite, just to name a few.

Thornton Wilder Videos

VIDEO: Inside Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's Production of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring  VideoVIDEO: Inside Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's Production of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Paige Davis
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

The Pioneer Theatre Company has released a new trailer for their production of Hello, Dolly! The show runs now through May 28th at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, located at 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City.

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.


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).