Gender
Male
Born
Mar 12, 1928
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died
Sep 16, 2016
Montauk, New York, USA
Director Producer Writer
Also Known As
Edward Franklin Albee
Edward Harvey [Birthname]
Relations
Grandson of
Edward Franklin Albee
Comments
Biography: Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928 in Virginia. His adoptive father was Reed Albee, an heir to the Keith-Albee chain of vaudeville theaters. He wrote short stories and poems before writing "The Zoo Story." His longtime partner was sculptor Jonathan Thomas.

Other Awards: Pulitzer Prize for drama for "A Delicate Balance" in 1967. Pulitzer Prize for drama for "Seascape" in 1975. Pulitzer Prize for drama for "Three Tall Women" in 1994. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1985. Received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a Master American Dramatist in 1999. Received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1996. Received the National Medal of Arts in 1996.

Trivia:
He wrote "The Zoo Story" in two and a half weeks.
A jury awarded his play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" the Pulitzer Prize for drama, but the advisory board rejected the recommendation.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Apr 09, 2020 - Aug 02, 2020)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaRevival
Three Tall Women (Mar 29, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaOriginal
A Delicate Balance (Nov 20, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaRevival
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Oct 13, 2012 - Mar 03, 2013)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaRevival
Seascape (Nov 21, 2005 - Jan 08, 2006)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaRevival
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mar 20, 2005 - Sep 04, 2005)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaRevival
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Mar 10, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaOriginal
A Delicate Balance (Apr 21, 1996 - Sep 29, 1996)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaRevival
The Man Who Had Three Arms (Apr 05, 1983 - Apr 17, 1983)
  • Directed by Edward Albee
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOriginal
Lolita (Mar 19, 1981 - Mar 28, 1981)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaOriginal
The Lady from Dubuque (Jan 31, 1980 - Feb 09, 1980)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOriginal
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Apr 01, 1976 - Jul 11, 1976)
  • Directed by Edward Albee
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaRevival
Seascape (Jan 26, 1975 - Mar 22, 1975)
  • Directed by Edward Albee
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOriginal
All Over (Mar 28, 1971 - May 01, 1971)
  • Produced by Theater 1971 (Edward Albee, Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaOriginal
Watercolor & Criss-Crossing (Jan 21, 1970 - Jan 24, 1970)
  • Watercolor
  • Originally produced by Edward Albee
PlayOriginal
  • Criss-Crossing
  • Originally produced by Edward Albee
PlayOriginal
Tiny Alice (Sep 29, 1969 - Oct 25, 1969)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayRevival
The Front Page (May 10, 1969 - Jul 05, 1969)
  • Produced by Theater 1969 (Edward Albee, Richard Barr, Charles Woodward)
PlayComedyRevival
Happy Days (Oct 12, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
  • Produced by Theater 1969
PlayOriginal
Krapp's Last Tape / The Zoo Story (Oct 09, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
  • The Zoo Story
  • Produced by Theater 1969
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Krapp's Last Tape
  • Produced by Theater 1969
PlayOne ActOriginal
The Death of Bessie Smith / The American Dream (Oct 02, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
  • The Death of Bessie Smith
  • Produced by Theater 1969
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • The American Dream
  • Directed by Edward Albee
  • Produced by Theater 1969
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOne ActOriginal
Box / Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (Sep 30, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
  • Box
  • Produced by Theater 1969
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOriginal
  • Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
  • Produced by Theater 1969
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOriginal
Everything in the Garden (Nov 29, 1967 - Feb 10, 1968)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOriginal
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Never Officially Opened - Dec 14, 1966)
  • Book adapted by Edward Albee
MusicalOriginal
A Delicate Balance (Sep 22, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaOriginal
Malcolm (Jan 11, 1966 - Jan 15, 1966)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOriginal
Tiny Alice (Dec 29, 1964 - May 22, 1965)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOriginal
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (Oct 30, 1963 - Feb 15, 1964)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayOriginal
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Oct 13, 1962 - May 16, 1964)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaOriginal
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Jan 04, 2007 - May 20, 2007)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaRevival
Three Tall Women (Oct 24, 1995 - May 25, 1996)
  • Written by Edward Albee
PlayDramaOriginal

Tony Award®

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement

2005 | Recipient
Edward Albee

Best Play

2002 | Winner  | The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
Written by Edward Albee
 

Best Play

1975 | Nominee  | Seascape
Written by Edward Albee
 

Best Play

1967 | Nominee  | A Delicate Balance
Written by Edward Albee
 

Best Author (Play)

1965 | Nominee  | Tiny Alice
Written by Edward Albee
 

Best Play

1965 | Nominee  | Tiny Alice
Written by Edward Albee
 

Best Play

1964 | Nominee  | The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Written by Edward Albee

Best Play

1963 | Winner  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Written by Edward Albee

Pulitzer Prize

 

for Drama

2003 | Nominee  | The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
Written by Edward Albee
 

for Drama

2001 | Nominee
Edward Albee (for "The Play About the Baby")

for Drama

1994 | Winner
Edward Albee (for "Three Tall Women")

for Drama

1975 | Winner  | Seascape
Written by Edward Albee

for Drama

1967 | Winner  | A Delicate Balance
Written by Edward Albee

Drama Desk Award

Special Award

2008 | Recipient
Edward Albee ("whose provocative plays, including this season's Peter and Jerry, enrich the American theater.")

Outstanding New Play

2002 | Winner  | The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
Written by Edward Albee
 

Outstanding Play

1994 | Nominee
Edward Albee (for "Three Tall Women")
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

1976 | Nominee  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Directed by Edward Albee
 

Outstanding New Play (American)

1975 | Nominee  | Seascape
Written by Edward Albee

Vernon Rice Award

1960 | Winner
Edward Albee (Author, "The Zoo Story")

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