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Terrence McNally Biography

 
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)

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; ItÒ€ℒs Only a Play; Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?; and The Stendhal Syndrome.

Terrence McNally Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
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
Terrence McNally
 
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
Terrence McNally
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Book of a Musical
Terrence McNally, The Visit
 
- 2014 - Legend of Off Broadway Honorees Gold Star
Terrence McNally
 
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
Terrence McNally
 
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
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
Terrence McNally
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding New American Play
Terrence McNally, The Ritz
 
Obie Awards - 1974 - Distinguished Plays Gold Star
Terrence McNally, Bad Habits