Gender
Male
Born
Dec 15, 1888
Atlantic, Pennsylvania, USA
Died
Feb 28, 1959
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Producer Writer Lyricist Production Staff
Relations
Father of
Alan Anderson
Grandfather of
Douglas Anderson
Comments
Pulitzer Prize winner, poet, dramatist, and founding member of the Playwrights' Company.
Lovemusik (May 03, 2007 - Jun 24, 2007)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
MusicalDramaOriginal
A Kurt Weill Cabaret (Nov 05, 1979 - Jun 01, 1980)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
MusicalRevueOriginal
Lost in the Stars (Apr 18, 1972 - May 21, 1972)
  • Book by Maxwell Anderson
  • Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
MusicalTragedyRevival
The Best Man (Mar 31, 1960 - Jul 08, 1961)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Silent Night, Lonely Night (Dec 03, 1959 - Mar 19, 1960)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Five Finger Exercise (Dec 02, 1959 - Oct 01, 1960)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Flowering Cherry (Oct 21, 1959 - Oct 24, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Chéri (Oct 12, 1959 - Nov 28, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Juno (Mar 09, 1959 - Mar 21, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
MusicalComedyOriginal
Look After Lulu (Mar 03, 1959 - Apr 04, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Gazebo (Dec 12, 1958 - Jun 27, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedy MysteryOriginal
Cue for Passion (Nov 25, 1958 - Dec 27, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
Edwin Booth (Nov 24, 1958 - Dec 13, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
The Pleasure of His Company (Oct 22, 1958 - Nov 21, 1959)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
Handful of Fire (Oct 01, 1958 - Oct 04, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
Howie (Sep 17, 1958 - Sep 20, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Day the Money Stopped (Feb 20, 1958 - Feb 22, 1958)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDramaOriginal
Present Laughter (Jan 31, 1958 - Feb 08, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyRevival
Summer of the 17th Doll (Jan 22, 1958 - Feb 15, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
The Country Wife (Nov 27, 1957 - Jan 04, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyRevival
The Rope Dancers (Nov 20, 1957 - May 03, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
PlayDramaOriginal
Nude With Violin (Nov 14, 1957 - Feb 08, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
Time Remembered (Nov 12, 1957 - Jun 28, 1958)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
PlayRomantic ComedyOriginal
Small War on Murray Hill (Jan 03, 1957 - Jan 12, 1957)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Lovers (May 10, 1956 - May 12, 1956)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
The Ponder Heart (Feb 16, 1956 - Jun 23, 1956)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
Once Upon A Tailor (May 23, 1955 - May 28, 1955)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Mar 24, 1955 - Nov 17, 1956)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
PlayDramaOriginal
The Bad Seed (Dec 08, 1954 - Sep 27, 1955)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayOriginal
The Traveling Lady (Oct 27, 1954 - Nov 20, 1954)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
All Summer Long (Sep 23, 1954 - Nov 13, 1954)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Ondine (Feb 18, 1954 - Jul 03, 1954)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayRomanceOriginal
The Winner (Feb 17, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
In the Summer House (Dec 29, 1953 - Feb 13, 1954)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Sabrina Fair (Nov 11, 1953 - Aug 21, 1954)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
PlayComedyOriginal
Tea and Sympathy (Sep 30, 1953 - Jun 18, 1955)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
PlayDramaOriginal
The Emperor's Clothes (Feb 09, 1953 - Feb 21, 1953)
  • Produced in association with The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
Mr. Pickwick (Sep 17, 1952 - Nov 08, 1952)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyRevival
The Grand Tour (Dec 10, 1951 - Dec 15, 1951)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Barefoot in Athens (Oct 31, 1951 - Nov 24, 1951)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDrama HistoryOriginal
The Fourposter (Oct 24, 1951 - May 02, 1953)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
PlayComedyOriginal
Not for Children (Feb 13, 1951 - Feb 17, 1951)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
Lost in the Stars (Oct 30, 1949 - Jul 01, 1950)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Kurt Weill; John F. Wharton)
  • Book by Maxwell Anderson
  • Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
MusicalTragedyOriginal
The Smile of the World (Jan 12, 1949 - Jan 15, 1949)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Anne of the Thousand Days (Dec 08, 1948 - Oct 08, 1949)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDrama HistoryOriginal
Street Scene (Jan 09, 1947 - May 17, 1947)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
MusicalDramaOriginal
Joan of Lorraine (Nov 18, 1946 - May 10, 1947)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Kurt Weill; John F. Wharton)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDrama HistoryOriginal
Truckline Cafe (Feb 27, 1946 - Mar 09, 1946)
  • Produced in association with The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayOriginal
Dream Girl (Dec 14, 1945 - Dec 14, 1946)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; S.N. Behrman; John F. Wharton)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Rugged Path (Nov 10, 1945 - Jan 19, 1946)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Storm Operation (Jan 11, 1944 - Jan 29, 1944)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayOriginal
A New Life (Sep 15, 1943 - Nov 13, 1943)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
The Patriots (Jan 29, 1943 - Jun 26, 1943)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
The Pirate (Nov 25, 1942 - Apr 27, 1943)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Eve of St. Mark (Oct 07, 1942 - Jun 26, 1943)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDramaOriginal
Candle in the Wind (Oct 22, 1941 - Jan 10, 1942)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
  • Production Supervisor: Maxwell Anderson
PlayOriginal
The Talley Method (Feb 24, 1941 - Apr 12, 1941)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Flight to the West (Dec 30, 1940 - Apr 26, 1941)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayOriginal
Journey to Jerusalem (Oct 05, 1940 - Oct 19, 1940)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDramaOriginal
There Shall Be No Night (Sep 09, 1940 - Nov 02, 1940)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
There Shall Be No Night (Apr 29, 1940 - Aug 09, 1940)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
Two On An Island (Jan 22, 1940 - Apr 13, 1940)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayComedyOriginal
Key Largo (Nov 27, 1939 - Feb 24, 1940)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDramaOriginal
American Landscape (Dec 03, 1938 - Jan 1939)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
Knickerbocker Holiday (Oct 19, 1938 - Mar 11, 1939)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Book by Maxwell Anderson
  • Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
MusicalComedyOriginal
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (Oct 15, 1938 - Nov 25, 1939)
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
PlayDramaOriginal
The Star-Wagon (Sep 29, 1937 - Apr 1938)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDrama FantasyOriginal
The Masque of Kings (Feb 08, 1937 - Apr 24, 1937)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayOriginal
High Tor (Jan 09, 1937 - Jun 1937)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayFantasyOriginal
The Wingless Victory (Dec 23, 1936 - Mar 1937)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayTragedyOriginal
Winterset (Sep 25, 1935 - Mar 1936)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayTragedyOriginal
Valley Forge (Dec 10, 1934 - Jan 1935)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDrama HistoryOriginal
Mary of Scotland (Nov 27, 1933 - Jul 1934)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDrama HistoryOriginal
Both Your Houses (Mar 06, 1933 - May 06, 1933)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDramaOriginal
Night Over Taos (Mar 09, 1932 - Mar 1932)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayOriginal
Elizabeth the Queen (Nov 03, 1930 - Mar 1931)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDrama HistoryOriginal
Gypsy (Jan 14, 1929 - Mar 1929)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayOriginal
Gods of the Lightning (Oct 24, 1928 - Nov 1928)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDramaOriginal
Saturday's Children (Apr 09, 1928 - Apr 21, 1928)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayComedyOriginal
Saturday's Children (Jan 26, 1927 - Oct 22, 1927)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayComedyOriginal
The Buccaneer (Oct 02, 1925 - Oct 1925)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayOriginal
First Flight (Sep 17, 1925 - Sep 1925)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayOriginal
Outside Looking In (Sep 07, 1925 - Dec 1925)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayComedyOriginal
What Price Glory (Sep 03, 1924 - Sep 12, 1925)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDramaOriginal
White Desert (Oct 18, 1923 - Oct 1923)
  • Written by Maxwell Anderson
PlayDramaOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Play

1960 | Nominee  | The Best Man
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
 

Best Play

1958 | Nominee  | Time Remembered
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
 

Best Play

1958 | Nominee  | The Rope Dancers
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
 

Best Play

1956 | Nominee  | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1933 | Winner  | Both Your Houses
Written by Maxwell Anderson

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