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Tracy Letts

 
Bio:
Tracy Letts is a multifaceted award-winning actor and playwright. Letts received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He has written the screenplays of three films adapted ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Tracy Letts is a multifaceted award-winning actor and playwright. Letts received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He has written the screenplays of three films adapted ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Mayor Superba
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Revival, 2019
Joe Keller
  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer
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Original Broadway Production, 2014
Bob Jones
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company Production, 2012
George
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Barrow Street Theatre Production, 2005
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Stage

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  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Mayor Superba

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Revival, 2019
Joe Keller

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Bob Jones

  [Broadway]
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Production, 2012
George

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatre Production, 2005
Ken

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Tracy Letts Biography

Tracy Letts is a multifaceted award-winning actor and playwright. Letts received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He has written the screenplays of three films adapted from his own plays: Bug and Killer Joe, both directed by William Friedkin, and August: Osage County, directed by John Wells. Letts recently penned the screenplay for the film adaptation of A.J. Finn’s best-seller, The Woman in the Window, which will be released in theaters on May 15, 2020. Letts will next be seen in James Mangold’s racing drama Ford v Ferrari, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be released on November 15th in theaters. In the film, Letts stars as Henry Ford II, (grandson of the founder of Ford Motor Company) who is overseeing the mission at Ford to build an automobile from scratch that can defeat Ferrari at the Le Mans race in France. He will also join Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck this November in the New Regency Thriller Deep Water.

As a playwright, Tracy‚Äôs play The Minutes will make its Broadway premiere in 2020. With the announcement of The Minutes, Letts will have two plays with Broadway engagements this season. His play Linda Vista completed a successful run at Broadway‚Äôs Hayes Theater on November 10, 2019 and was a New York Times Critic's Pick. Linda Vista is a brutally comedic play about a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral who starts on a path toward selfdiscovery‚ÄĒnavigating blind dates, old friends, and new love. This January, Steppenwolf will feature a new production of his 1996 drama Bug starring ensemble member Carrie Coon. The production will run from January 23rd through March 20th.

In 2017, Letts appeared in Steven Spielberg’s The Post alongside Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. The film was selected as the Best Film of 2017 by the National Board of Review and nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture and for a Critics’ Choice Award in the category of Best Acting Ensemble. Also in 2017, Letts received critical acclaim for his performance opposite Saoirse Ronan in Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. Lady Bird was selected as one of the Top Ten Films of 2017 by the National Board of Review, nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Best Ensemble and an Oscar in the category of Best Film. Additional film credits include The Lovers with Debra Winger which was nominated for a 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay; Antoni Campos’ biographical drama Christine, Indignation, James Schamus’ directorial debut and the Oscar nominated film The Big Short directed by Adam McKay.

On the small screen, Letts starred in the second season of HBO‚Äôs ‚ÄúDivorce‚ÄĚ alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam. In 2013 and 2014, Letts played CIA Director Andrew Lockhart on Showtime‚Äôs ‚ÄúHomeland.‚ÄĚ The cast was nominated for a SAG Award in the category of Best Drama Ensemble in 2013. Tracy resides in Chicago with his wife, Carrie Coon and is an active member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Tracy Letts Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Tracy Letts, All My Sons
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2018 - Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Tracy Letts, The Minutes
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Tracy Letts, The Realistic Joneses
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Tracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Tracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Tracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
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Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best New Play
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New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Best Play Gold Star
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The Pulitzer Prize - 2008 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Play Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
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The Pulitzer Prize - 2004 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Tracy LettsMan from Nebraska
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2004 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Tracy LettsMan from Nebraska

Tracy Letts News

SoHo Playhouse Announces the Return of FRINGE ENCORE SERIES 2022 Photo SoHo Playhouse Announces the Return of FRINGE ENCORE SERIES 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse has announced the homecoming of the International Fringe Encore Series. This year’s Series marks a return of the world’s best emerging theater to New York City and the SoHo Playhouse, with at least one production chosen from Fringe Festivals throughout North America.

Photos: 2022 Tony Awards Nominees Meet the Press- Part 2 Photo Photos: 2022 Tony Awards Nominees Meet the Press- Part 2
by Bruce Glikas - May 17, 2022

Tonys season is here at last! The nominations for the biggest Broadway awards ceremony were announced last week on Monday, May 9. Leading the pack was A Strange Loop with eleven nominations, followed closely by MJ and Paradise Square, with ten nominations each.

Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension Photo Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The limited engagement of Alison Leiby’s Oh God, A Show About Abortion has been extended through June 30 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Photos: Meet the 2022 Tony Awards Nominees! Photo Photos: Meet the 2022 Tony Awards Nominees!
by Jennifer Broski - May 16, 2022

Tonys season is here at last! The nominations for the biggest Broadway awards ceremony were announced last week on Monday, May 9. Leading the pack was A Strange Loop with eleven nominations, followed closely by MJ and Paradise Square, with ten nominations each.

Terry Nemeth, Publisher of Theatre Communications Group, to Retire Photo Terry Nemeth, Publisher of Theatre Communications Group, to Retire
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

‚Äč‚ÄčTheatre Communications Group, the national organization for theatre, announced that publisher Terry Nemeth will be retiring in the fall of 2022. For almost 40 years, Nemeth has led TCG‚Äôs publishing programs, including TCG Books and¬†American Theatre¬†magazine.

Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba & More Join CLYBOURNE PARK Film Adaption Photo Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba & More Join CLYBOURNE PARK Film Adaption
by Michael Major - May 11, 2022

Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba, Anthony Mackie, Martin Freeman, Nick Robinson, and Hillary Baack will star in a new film adaption of Bruce Norris' Claybourne Park. Tony-nominee Pam MacKinnon is also set to direct the new film. The play premiered on Broadway in 2012, winning the Tony Award for Best Play.

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!

Stidley Productions to Stage MR. YUNIOSHI, A One-Man Comedy Photo Stidley Productions to Stage MR. YUNIOSHI, A One-Man Comedy
by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022

Stidley Productions, Ari Stidham and David Stidham are pleased to present J. Elijah Cho as 'Mr. Yunioshi' at the Soho Playhouse Huron Club, located at 15 Vandam St, New York, NY 10013. The one-hour one-man comedy opens Wednesday, May 18th 2022 at 7:00 pm and continues Wednesday through Sundays at 7:00 pm with Sunday Matinees at 3:00 pm through Sunday, May 29th 2022. All tickets are $35.00. Tickets can be purchases at the box office, online at www.MrYunioshi.com or by telephone at (212) 691-1555. 

The Original Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Will Reunite For Two Weeks Only Photo The Original Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Will Reunite For Two Weeks Only
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

The original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong are reprising their roles for two weeks as part of the production's current UK tour, 10 years after they first performed the play at The Old Red Lion Pub Theatre.

Tracy Letts Videos

VIDEO: From Schitt's Creek to Big Cherry- Meet THE MINUTES Star Noah Reid VideoVIDEO: From Schitt's Creek to Big Cherry- Meet THE MINUTES Star Noah Reid
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

Television fans know and love him already as 'Patrick' from the smash hit Schitt's Creek. This season, Broadway audiences are loving Noah Reid all the more as the curious 'Mr. Peel' in Tracy Letts' The Minutes.

VIDEO: Inside Opening Night of THE MINUTES VideoVIDEO: Inside Opening Night of THE MINUTES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2022

Tracy Letts' The Minutes, the newest work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of August: Osage County, has officially opened on Broadway! All new footage has been released from the red carpet and curtain call. Check out the video here!

VIDEO: Watch Scenes from THE MINUTES on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Watch Scenes from THE MINUTES on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2022

Tracy Letts' The Minutes, the newest work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of August: Osage County, has officially opened on Broadway! All new video has been released featuring clips from the show.

VIDEO: All New Trailer For AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at San Jose Stage Company VideoVIDEO: All New Trailer For AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at San Jose Stage Company
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

San Jose Stage Company will present¬†Tracy Letts‚Äô Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award‚Äč¬ģ‚Äč-winning play AUGUST: OSAGE¬†COUNTY. Get a first look in the all new trailer here!

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of THE MINUTES on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Meet the Cast of THE MINUTES on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2022

In just a few thousand minutes, The Minutes will finally arrive on Broadway, where it is set to begin previews on Broadway on Saturday, April 2, 2022, and open on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at Studio 54.

VIDEO: Rehearsal Footage of David Mamet's THE WOODS at Southwark Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Rehearsal Footage of David Mamet's THE WOODS at Southwark Playhouse
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 19, 2022

David Mamet‚Äôs extraordinary 1977 ‚Äėbattle of the sexes‚Äô play gets its 1st UK revival after 25 years, directed by Russell Bolam, at Southwark Playhouse from Thursday 24 February to Saturday 26 March, 2022.

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Jessie Mueller Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 7, 2020

Tune in right here as he chats with Tony winner Jessie Mueller. Jessie will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 8 (8pm) and Monday, November 9 (3pm).

VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks About Her Love of Performing for an Audience on THE LATE S VideoVIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks About Her Love of Performing for an Audience on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2020

Stephen's good friend Sarah Paulson makes her fifth appearance on the show, commiserating with our host about the challenges of performing without an audience and their shared love for Cate Blanchett.

Broadway Rewind: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate Living Legend, Chita Rivera! VideoBroadway Rewind: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate Living Legend, Chita Rivera!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2020

'This episode of Broadway Rewind is such a treat', says BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, 'because it has CHITA!' We also visit with the cast of Tom Stoppard's play, Rock N' Roll which starred Brian Cox, Rufus Sewell, but we start things off ay the first day of rehearsal for Tracy Letts' groundbreaking play, August: Osage County, which came to Broadway following a sold-out run at Steppenwolf.

VIDEO: Michael C. Hall's Band Releases New Music Video For 'Come Talk to Me' VideoVIDEO: Michael C. Hall's Band Releases New Music Video For 'Come Talk to Me'
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2020

Stage and screen star Michael C. Hall is now fronting a band! The Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum are made up of Michael plus two musicians he met on the set of Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen.


Tracy Letts Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tracy Letts next theatre project?
Tracy Letts's next show will be The Minutes which opens on 4/17/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Tracy Letts been in?
Tracy Letts has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Tracy Letts been in?
Tracy Letts has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Tracy Letts been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for All My Sons , Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Minutes , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Realistic Joneses , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for August: Osage County , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for August: Osage County , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for August: Osage County , Best Play (Tony Awards) for August: Osage County , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for August: Osage County , John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bug The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Man from Nebraska and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Man from Nebraska .

What awards has Tracy Letts won?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for August: Osage County, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for August: Osage County Best Play (Tony Awards) for August: Osage Countyand Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for August: Osage County.

How many shows has Tracy Letts written?
Tracy Letts has written 8 shows including Killer Joe (Playwright), Bug (Playwright), August: Osage County (Playwright), Superior Donuts (Playwright), Mary Page Marlowe (Author), Man from Nebraska (Playwright), The Minutes (Playwright), Linda Vista (Playwright).