Terrence McNally: The power of theatre

Terrence McNally: The power of theatre

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Terrence McNally

Playwright

air date: July 25, 2019

Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally discusses his legendary Broadway career.

Terrence McNally is an award-winning playwright and LGBT(Q) activist whose remarkably far-ranging career has spanned six decades. 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 is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award, and he is a 2018 inductee of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 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. In 1996, he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

He is the writer of the book for the musical Anastasia. He was recognized with a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at the 2019 Tony Awards and wass the 2019 recipient of the Broadway League’s Distinguished Lifetime Service Award. 

 

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