Gender
Male
Born
Oct 24, 1904
New York, New York, USA
Died
Dec 20, 1961
Palm Springs, California, USA
Theatre Owner/Operator Director Producer Performer Writer Source Material
Relations
Brother of
Bernard Hart
Father of
Christopher Hart
Husband of
Kitty Carlisle (1946 - 1961) his death
Comments
President of the Dramatists' Guild for five terms
  • CREDITS
    Prince of Broadway (Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)
    • "Merrilly We Roll Along" from the play by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    You Can't Take It With You (Sep 28, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyFarceRevival
    Act One (Apr 17, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014)
    • From the autobiography by Moss Hart
    PlayOriginal
    The Man Who Came to Dinner (Jul 27, 2000 - Oct 08, 2000)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyRevival
    My Fair Lady (Dec 09, 1993 - May 01, 1994)
    • Original Production Directed by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
    Camelot (Jun 21, 1993 - Aug 07, 1993)
    • Original production directed and staged by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevival
    You Can't Take It With You (Apr 04, 1983 - Jan 01, 1984)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedy FarceRevival
    Merrily We Roll Along (Nov 16, 1981 - Nov 28, 1981)
    • From the play by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Camelot (Nov 15, 1981 - Jan 02, 1982)
    • Original New York production staged by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevival
    My Fair Lady (Aug 18, 1981 - Nov 29, 1981)
    • Original New York production staged by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
    Camelot (Jul 08, 1980 - Aug 23, 1980)
    • Original New York production directed by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevival
    The Man Who Came to Dinner (Jun 26, 1980 - Sep 07, 1980)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyRevival
    Once in a Lifetime (Jun 15, 1978 - Aug 27, 1978)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyRevival
    My Fair Lady (Mar 25, 1976 - Feb 20, 1977)
    • Direction based on the original by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
    Sherry! (Mar 28, 1967 - May 27, 1967)
    • Based on "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by Moss Hart
    MusicalOriginal
    You Can't Take It With You (Feb 10, 1967 - Feb 1967)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedy FarceRevival
    You Can't Take It With You (Nov 23, 1965 - Jun 18, 1966)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedy FarceRevival
    Camelot (Dec 03, 1960 - Jan 05, 1963)
    • Produced by Moss Hart
    • Staged by Moss Hart
    MusicalOriginal
    My Fair Lady (Mar 15, 1956 - Sep 29, 1962)
    • Directed by Moss Hart
    • Performer: Moss Hart
      • Escort of the Queen of Transylvania - Replacement (Dec 23, 1957 - Dec 23, 1957)
    MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyOriginal
    Anniversary Waltz (Apr 07, 1954 - Sep 24, 1955)
    • Directed by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Climate of Eden (Nov 06, 1952 - Nov 22, 1952)
    • Staged by Moss Hart
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Miss Liberty (Jul 15, 1949 - Apr 08, 1950)
    • Produced by Moss Hart
    • Directed by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Happiest Years (Apr 25, 1949 - Apr 30, 1949)
    • Theatre Operated by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Light Up the Sky (Nov 18, 1948 - May 21, 1949)
    • Directed by Moss Hart
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Bravo! (Nov 11, 1948 - Dec 18, 1948)
    • Theatre Owned / Operated by Moss Hart
    PlayOriginal
    Inside U.S.A. (Apr 30, 1948 - Feb 19, 1949)
    • Sketches by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Christopher Blake (Nov 30, 1946 - Mar 08, 1947)
    • Staged by Moss Hart
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Born Yesterday (Feb 04, 1946 - Dec 31, 1949)
    • Theatre Owned / Operated by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Secret Room (Nov 07, 1945 - Nov 24, 1945)
    • Directed by Moss Hart
    PlayThrillerOriginal
    You Can't Take It With You (Mar 26, 1945 - Apr 07, 1945)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedy FarceRevival
    Dear Ruth (Dec 13, 1944 - Jul 27, 1946)
    • Directed by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Seven Lively Arts (Dec 07, 1944 - May 12, 1945)
    • Miss Lillie's sketches by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    The Late George Apley (Nov 21, 1944 - Nov 17, 1945)
    • Theatre Owned / Operated by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Winged Victory (Nov 20, 1943 - May 20, 1944)
    • Directed by Moss Hart
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayPlay with music DramaOriginal
    Lady in the Dark (Feb 27, 1943 - May 15, 1943)
    • Staged by Moss Hart
    • Book by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevival
    The Doughgirls (Dec 30, 1942 - Jul 29, 1944)
    • Theatre Operated by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Junior Miss (Nov 18, 1941 - Jul 24, 1943)
    • Theatre Operated by Moss Hart
    • Staged by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Lady in the Dark (Jan 23, 1941 - May 30, 1942)
    • Play staged by Moss Hart
    • Book by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    George Washington Slept Here (Oct 18, 1940 - Mar 15, 1941)
    • Theatre Owned / Operated by Moss Hart
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Man Who Came to Dinner (Oct 16, 1939 - Jul 12, 1941)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The American Way (Jul 17, 1939 - Sep 23, 1939)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlaySpectacleOriginal
    The American Way (Jan 21, 1939 - Jun 1939)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlaySpectacleOriginal
    The Fabulous Invalid (Oct 08, 1938 - Dec 03, 1938)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayOriginal
    Sing Out the News (Sep 24, 1938 - Jan 07, 1939)
    • Produced in association with Moss Hart
    • Uncredited book doctoring by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    I'd Rather Be Right (Nov 02, 1937 - Jul 09, 1938)
    • Book by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Show is On (Sep 18, 1937 - Oct 02, 1937)
    • "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    The Show is On (Dec 25, 1936 - Jul 17, 1937)
    • "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    You Can't Take It With You (Dec 14, 1936 - Dec 03, 1938)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedy FarceOriginal
    Jubilee (Oct 12, 1935 - Mar 07, 1936)
    • Book by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Great Waltz (Aug 05, 1935 - Sep 16, 1935)
    • Book by Moss Hart
    MusicalOperettaOriginal
    Merrily We Roll Along (Sep 29, 1934 - Feb 1935)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayOriginal
    The Great Waltz (Sep 22, 1934 - Jun 08, 1935)
    • Book by Moss Hart
    MusicalOperettaOriginal
    As Thousands Cheer (Sep 30, 1933 - Sep 08, 1934)
    • Book by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Face the Music (Jan 31, 1933 - Feb 25, 1933)
    • Book by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedy RevueRevival
    Face the Music (Feb 17, 1932 - Jul 09, 1932)
    • Book by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedy RevueOriginal
    Once in a Lifetime (Sep 24, 1930 - Sep 05, 1931)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    • Performer: Moss Hart
      • Lawrence Vail - Replacement
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Jonica (Apr 07, 1930 - May 10, 1930)
    • Book by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Emperor Jones (Nov 10, 1926 - Jan 1927)
    • Performer: Moss Hart [Harry Smithers]
    PlayRevival
    Camelot (Jan 12, 2007 - Apr 20, 2008)
    • Original production directed and staged by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevival
    Camelot (Sep 08, 1992 - Jul 31, 1994)
    • Original Production Directed and Staged by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevival
    Camelot (Jun 04, 1985 - Dec 07, 1986)
    • Original first-class production staged by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevival
    My Fair Lady (Sep 16, 1980 - Jul 19, 1981)
    • Original New York production staged by Moss Hart
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Camelot (Jun 06, 1980 - May 01, 1982)
    • Original New York Production Staged by Moss Hart
    MusicalRevival
    Light Up the Sky (Aug 17, 1971 - Dec 11, 1971)
    • Written by Moss Hart
    PlayComedyRevival
    Camelot (Jan 08, 1963 - Aug 01, 1964)
    • Produced by Moss Hart
    • Production Staged by Moss Hart
    MusicalOriginal
    Camelot (Jun 06, 2011 - Jun 06, 2011)
    • Original Production Directed and Staged by Moss Hart
    MusicalBenefit ConcertRevival
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

    Best Direction

    1957 | Winner  | My Fair Lady
    Directed by Moss Hart

    Pulitzer Prize

    for Drama

    1937 | Winner  | You Can't Take It With You
    Written by Moss Hart
Prince of Broadway (Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)
  • "Merrilly We Roll Along" from the play by Moss Hart
MusicalRevueOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Sep 28, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedyFarceRevival
Act One (Apr 17, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014)
  • From the autobiography by Moss Hart
PlayOriginal
The Man Who Came to Dinner (Jul 27, 2000 - Oct 08, 2000)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedyRevival
My Fair Lady (Dec 09, 1993 - May 01, 1994)
  • Original Production Directed by Moss Hart
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
Camelot (Jun 21, 1993 - Aug 07, 1993)
  • Original production directed and staged by Moss Hart
MusicalRevival
You Can't Take It With You (Apr 04, 1983 - Jan 01, 1984)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedy FarceRevival
Merrily We Roll Along (Nov 16, 1981 - Nov 28, 1981)
  • From the play by Moss Hart
MusicalComedyOriginal
Camelot (Nov 15, 1981 - Jan 02, 1982)
  • Original New York production staged by Moss Hart
MusicalRevival
My Fair Lady (Aug 18, 1981 - Nov 29, 1981)
  • Original New York production staged by Moss Hart
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
Camelot (Jul 08, 1980 - Aug 23, 1980)
  • Original New York production directed by Moss Hart
MusicalRevival
The Man Who Came to Dinner (Jun 26, 1980 - Sep 07, 1980)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedyRevival
Once in a Lifetime (Jun 15, 1978 - Aug 27, 1978)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedyRevival
My Fair Lady (Mar 25, 1976 - Feb 20, 1977)
  • Direction based on the original by Moss Hart
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
Sherry! (Mar 28, 1967 - May 27, 1967)
  • Based on "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by Moss Hart
MusicalOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Feb 10, 1967 - Feb 1967)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedy FarceRevival
You Can't Take It With You (Nov 23, 1965 - Jun 18, 1966)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedy FarceRevival
Camelot (Dec 03, 1960 - Jan 05, 1963)
  • Produced by Moss Hart
  • Staged by Moss Hart
MusicalOriginal
My Fair Lady (Mar 15, 1956 - Sep 29, 1962)
  • Directed by Moss Hart
  • Performer: Moss Hart
    • Escort of the Queen of Transylvania - Replacement (Dec 23, 1957 - Dec 23, 1957)
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyOriginal
Anniversary Waltz (Apr 07, 1954 - Sep 24, 1955)
  • Directed by Moss Hart
PlayComedyOriginal
The Climate of Eden (Nov 06, 1952 - Nov 22, 1952)
  • Staged by Moss Hart
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayDramaOriginal
Miss Liberty (Jul 15, 1949 - Apr 08, 1950)
  • Produced by Moss Hart
  • Directed by Moss Hart
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Happiest Years (Apr 25, 1949 - Apr 30, 1949)
  • Theatre Operated by Moss Hart
PlayComedyOriginal
Light Up the Sky (Nov 18, 1948 - May 21, 1949)
  • Directed by Moss Hart
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedyOriginal
Bravo! (Nov 11, 1948 - Dec 18, 1948)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Moss Hart
PlayOriginal
Inside U.S.A. (Apr 30, 1948 - Feb 19, 1949)
  • Sketches by Moss Hart
MusicalRevueOriginal
Christopher Blake (Nov 30, 1946 - Mar 08, 1947)
  • Staged by Moss Hart
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayDramaOriginal
Born Yesterday (Feb 04, 1946 - Dec 31, 1949)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Moss Hart
PlayComedyOriginal
The Secret Room (Nov 07, 1945 - Nov 24, 1945)
  • Directed by Moss Hart
PlayThrillerOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Mar 26, 1945 - Apr 07, 1945)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedy FarceRevival
Dear Ruth (Dec 13, 1944 - Jul 27, 1946)
  • Directed by Moss Hart
PlayComedyOriginal
Seven Lively Arts (Dec 07, 1944 - May 12, 1945)
  • Miss Lillie's sketches by Moss Hart
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Late George Apley (Nov 21, 1944 - Nov 17, 1945)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Moss Hart
PlayComedyOriginal
Winged Victory (Nov 20, 1943 - May 20, 1944)
  • Directed by Moss Hart
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayPlay with music DramaOriginal
Lady in the Dark (Feb 27, 1943 - May 15, 1943)
  • Staged by Moss Hart
  • Book by Moss Hart
MusicalRevival
The Doughgirls (Dec 30, 1942 - Jul 29, 1944)
  • Theatre Operated by Moss Hart
PlayComedyOriginal
Junior Miss (Nov 18, 1941 - Jul 24, 1943)
  • Theatre Operated by Moss Hart
  • Staged by Moss Hart
PlayComedyOriginal
Lady in the Dark (Jan 23, 1941 - May 30, 1942)
  • Play staged by Moss Hart
  • Book by Moss Hart
MusicalComedyOriginal
George Washington Slept Here (Oct 18, 1940 - Mar 15, 1941)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Moss Hart
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedyOriginal
The Man Who Came to Dinner (Oct 16, 1939 - Jul 12, 1941)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedyOriginal
The American Way (Jul 17, 1939 - Sep 23, 1939)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlaySpectacleOriginal
The American Way (Jan 21, 1939 - Jun 1939)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlaySpectacleOriginal
The Fabulous Invalid (Oct 08, 1938 - Dec 03, 1938)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayOriginal
Sing Out the News (Sep 24, 1938 - Jan 07, 1939)
  • Produced in association with Moss Hart
  • Uncredited book doctoring by Moss Hart
MusicalRevueOriginal
I'd Rather Be Right (Nov 02, 1937 - Jul 09, 1938)
  • Book by Moss Hart
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Show is On (Sep 18, 1937 - Oct 02, 1937)
  • "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Show is On (Dec 25, 1936 - Jul 17, 1937)
  • "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart
MusicalRevueOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Dec 14, 1936 - Dec 03, 1938)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedy FarceOriginal
Jubilee (Oct 12, 1935 - Mar 07, 1936)
  • Book by Moss Hart
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Great Waltz (Aug 05, 1935 - Sep 16, 1935)
  • Book by Moss Hart
MusicalOperettaOriginal
Merrily We Roll Along (Sep 29, 1934 - Feb 1935)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayOriginal
The Great Waltz (Sep 22, 1934 - Jun 08, 1935)
  • Book by Moss Hart
MusicalOperettaOriginal
As Thousands Cheer (Sep 30, 1933 - Sep 08, 1934)
  • Book by Moss Hart
MusicalRevueOriginal
Face the Music (Jan 31, 1933 - Feb 25, 1933)
  • Book by Moss Hart
MusicalComedy RevueRevival
Face the Music (Feb 17, 1932 - Jul 09, 1932)
  • Book by Moss Hart
MusicalComedy RevueOriginal
Once in a Lifetime (Sep 24, 1930 - Sep 05, 1931)
  • Written by Moss Hart
  • Performer: Moss Hart
    • Lawrence Vail - Replacement
PlayComedyOriginal
Jonica (Apr 07, 1930 - May 10, 1930)
  • Book by Moss Hart
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Emperor Jones (Nov 10, 1926 - Jan 1927)
  • Performer: Moss Hart [Harry Smithers]
PlayRevival
Camelot (Jan 12, 2007 - Apr 20, 2008)
  • Original production directed and staged by Moss Hart
MusicalRevival
Camelot (Sep 08, 1992 - Jul 31, 1994)
  • Original Production Directed and Staged by Moss Hart
MusicalRevival
Camelot (Jun 04, 1985 - Dec 07, 1986)
  • Original first-class production staged by Moss Hart
MusicalRevival
My Fair Lady (Sep 16, 1980 - Jul 19, 1981)
  • Original New York production staged by Moss Hart
MusicalComedyRevival
Camelot (Jun 06, 1980 - May 01, 1982)
  • Original New York Production Staged by Moss Hart
MusicalRevival
Light Up the Sky (Aug 17, 1971 - Dec 11, 1971)
  • Written by Moss Hart
PlayComedyRevival
Camelot (Jan 08, 1963 - Aug 01, 1964)
  • Produced by Moss Hart
  • Production Staged by Moss Hart
MusicalOriginal
Camelot (Jun 06, 2011 - Jun 06, 2011)
  • Original Production Directed and Staged by Moss Hart
MusicalBenefit ConcertRevival

Tony Award®

Best Direction

1957 | Winner  | My Fair Lady
Directed by Moss Hart

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1937 | Winner  | You Can't Take It With You
Written by Moss Hart

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