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Lanford Wilson

Producer, Writer, Presenter, Other
( b. Apr 13, 1937 Lebanon, Missouri, USA - d. Mar 24, 2011 Wayne, New Jersey, USA ) Male

Biography: Lanford Wilson was born on April 13, 1937 in Lebanon, Missouri to Ralph Eugene and Violetta Tate Wilson. He took classes at San Diego State College and the University of Chicago. Much of his work began Off Off Broadway. He co-founded the Circle Repertory Company. He also wrote the texts for several 20th-century operas.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Lemon Sky" and "Special Thanks to Roy London." Television credits include: "Great Performances," "American Playhouse," "Hot L Baltimore," "ITV Sunday Night Theatre," "Redwood Curtain," "NET Playhouse," "The Migrants," "Working in the Theatre," and "In the Life."

Other Awards: Pulitzer Prize for drama for "Talley's Folly" in 1980. Received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for a Master American Dramatist in 2004.

Trivia:
He played Tom in his high school's production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on March 30, 2011.



ProductionsDate of Productions
The Three Sisters
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Translated by Lanford Wilson
Feb 13, 1997 - Apr 06, 1997
Master Class
[Play, Original]
  • Originally commissioned by The Circle Repertory Company
Nov 05, 1995 - Jun 29, 1997
Redwood Curtain
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Circle Repertory Company
  • Written by Lanford Wilson
  • Originally produced by The Circle Repertory Company
  • Commissioned by The Circle Repertory Company
Mar 30, 1993 - May 02, 1993
Prelude to a Kiss
[Play, Romantic Comedy, Original]
  • Originally produced by The Circle Repertory Company
May 01, 1990 - May 19, 1991
Burn This
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by Lanford Wilson
  • Originally produced by The Circle Repertory Company
Oct 14, 1987 - Oct 29, 1988
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
[Play, Comedy, Melodrama, Original]
  • Originally produced by The Circle Repertory Company
Apr 06, 1987 - Aug 01, 1987
As Is
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Originally produced by The Circle Repertory Company
May 01, 1985 - Jan 04, 1986
Angels Fall
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Circle Repertory Company
  • Written by Lanford Wilson
Jan 22, 1983 - Mar 13, 1983
Fifth of July
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Lanford Wilson
  • Originally presented at The Circle Repertory Company
Nov 05, 1980 - Jan 24, 1982
Talley's Folly
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Lanford Wilson
  • Originally produced by The Circle Repertory Company
Feb 20, 1980 - Nov 18, 1980
Gemini
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Circle Repertory Company
May 21, 1977 - Sep 06, 1981
Knock Knock
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by arrangement with The Circle Repertory Company
Feb 24, 1976 - Jul 03, 1976
The Gingham Dog
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Lanford Wilson
Apr 23, 1969 - Apr 26, 1969
1993 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
The Circle Repertory Company (for "Three Hotels") [nominee]
1989 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
The Circle Repertory Company (for "Reckless") [nominee]
1985 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival
The Circle Repertory Company (for "Balm in Gilead") [nominee]
1983 Tony Award® Best Play
Angels Fall [nominee]
Produced by The Circle Repertory Company; Written by Lanford Wilson
1981 Tony Award® Best Play
Fifth of July [nominee]
Written by Lanford Wilson
1981 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
Fifth of July [nominee]
Written by Lanford Wilson
1980 Tony Award® Best Play
Talley's Folly [nominee]
Written by Lanford Wilson
1980 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winner Talley's Folly [winner]
Written by Lanford Wilson
1980 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
Talley's Folly [nominee]
Written by Lanford Wilson
1979 Theatre World Special Award
winner The Circle Repertory Company (for an enviable ten-year record in discovering and encouraging new talent) [recipient]
1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
Talley's Folly [nominee]
Written by Lanford Wilson; Originally produced by The Circle Repertory Company
1978 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
Fifth of July [nominee]
Originally presented by The Circle Repertory Company; Written by Lanford Wilson
1977 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play (American)
Gemini [nominee]
Produced by The Circle Repertory Company
1974 Drama Desk Award Vernon Rice Award
winner The Circle Repertory Company [winner]
1967 Drama Desk Award Vernon Rice-Drama Desk Award
winner Lanford Wilson (for his play "The Rimers of Eldrich") [winner]
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