Terrence McNally Biography

Terrence McNally

Is one of America’s most honored playwrights, having received four Tony® Awards this decade, including Best Play awards for MASTER CLASS and Love! Valour! Compassion!, as well as Best Book of a Musical awards for Kiss Of The Spider Woman and Ragtime. He most recently wrote the libretto for “The Food Of Love”, one of three new one-act opera collectively called Central Park, which premiered last November at New York City Opera. His extensive body of work includes the plays Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Bad Habits; A Perfect Ganesh, and both the stage and screen versions of The Ritz and Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. Mr. McNally is currently vice-president of the Dramatists Guild, the national organization of playwrights, composers and lyricists.

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Recent Performances of works by Terrence McNally
Production/Credit WhereOpening Night
Master Class Barn Theatre 1/10/2014
Ragtime: The Musical ...... (Book) Villagers Theatre 6/11/2010
Ragtime: The Musical ...... (Book) Pennington Players 6/4/2010
Ragtime: The Musical ...... (Book) MOC Musical Theatre 10/16/2009
Master Class Paper Mill Playhouse 3/4/2009
The Rink ...... (Book) 4th Wall Theatre 10/5/2007
Ragtime: The Musical ...... (Book) Livingston Theatre Company 4/13/2006
The Kiss Of The Spider Woman ...... (Book) 4th Wall Theatre 2/17/2006
Master Class Chatham Players 2/17/2006
Ragtime: The Musical ...... (Book) Paper Mill Playhouse 6/8/2005
Ragtime: The Musical ...... (Book) Battery Factory Theater 7/25/2003
Ragtime: The Musical ...... (Book) Middlesex County Plays in the Park 7/23/2003
Ragtime: The Musical ...... (Book) Barn Theatre 5/16/2003
The Kiss Of The Spider Woman ...... (Book) NENA Productions Theater Project 5/9/2003
Corpus Christi NENA Productions Theater Project 3/7/2003
A Perfect Ganesh 12 Miles West Theatre Company 1/23/2003
A Perfect Ganesh Chester Theatre Group 2/2/2002
It's Only a Play Barn Theatre 9/7/2001
Master Class Villagers Theatre 6/1/2001
Frankie & Johnnie in the Clair de Lune South Street Players 3/16/2001
Master Class Battery Factory Theater 12/1/2000
Master Class TheatreFest 6/15/2000
Master Class George Street Playhouse 2/12/2000
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