Gender
Male
Born
Jul 04, 1927
Bronx, New York, USA
Died
Aug 26, 2018
New York, New York, USA
Theatre Owner/Operator Producer Writer Lyricist
Also Known As
Marvin Neil Simon [Birthname]
Relations
Brother of
Danny Simon
Husband of
Joan Baim (1953 - 1973) her death
Husband of
Marsha Mason (1973 - 1981) divorced
Husband of
Diane Lander (1987 - 1988) divorced; (1990 - 1998) divorced
Husband of
Elaine Joyce (September 1999 - 2018) his death
Father of
Nancy Simon
Father of
Ellen Simon
Father of
Bryn Simon
Plaza Suite (Apr 13, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyRevival
Promises, Promises (Apr 25, 2010 - Jan 02, 2011)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedyRevival
Brighton Beach Memoirs (Oct 25, 2009 - Nov 01, 2009)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyRevival
Barefoot in the Park (Feb 16, 2006 - May 21, 2006)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyRevival
The Odd Couple (Oct 27, 2005 - Jun 04, 2006)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyRevival
Sweet Charity (May 04, 2005 - Dec 31, 2005)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedyRevival
45 Seconds From Broadway (Nov 11, 2001 - Jan 13, 2002)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
The Dinner Party (Oct 19, 2000 - Sep 01, 2001)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayOriginal
Little Me (Nov 12, 1998 - Feb 07, 1999)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedyRevival
The Sunshine Boys (Dec 08, 1997 - Jun 28, 1998)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyRevival
Proposals (Nov 06, 1997 - Jan 11, 1998)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Nov 22, 1993 - Aug 27, 1994)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
The Goodbye Girl (Mar 04, 1993 - Aug 15, 1993)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedyOriginal
Jake's Women (Mar 24, 1992 - Oct 25, 1992)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Lost in Yonkers (Feb 21, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Rumors (Nov 17, 1988 - Feb 24, 1990)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedy FarceOriginal
Broadway Bound (Dec 04, 1986 - Sep 25, 1988)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Sweet Charity (Apr 27, 1986 - Mar 15, 1987)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedyRevival
The Odd Couple (Jun 11, 1985 - Feb 23, 1986)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyRevival
Biloxi Blues (Mar 28, 1985 - Jun 28, 1986)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Brighton Beach Memoirs (Mar 27, 1983 - May 11, 1986)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Little Me (Jan 21, 1982 - Feb 21, 1982)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedyRevival
Fools (Apr 06, 1981 - May 09, 1981)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
I Ought to Be in Pictures (Apr 03, 1980 - Jan 11, 1981)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
They're Playing Our Song (Feb 11, 1979 - Sep 06, 1981)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Diversions and Delights (Apr 12, 1978 - Apr 22, 1978)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
PlaySoloOriginal
Chapter Two (Dec 04, 1977 - Dec 08, 1979)
  • Written by Neil Simon
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
    • Replacement
PlayComedyOriginal
Annie (Apr 21, 1977 - Jan 02, 1983)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
    • Replacement
MusicalComedyOriginal
Your Arms Too Short to Box With God (Dec 22, 1976 - Jan 01, 1978)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
    • Replacement
MusicalOriginal
California Suite (Jun 10, 1976 - Jul 02, 1977)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Neil Simon
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Yentl (Oct 23, 1975 - May 02, 1976)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
PlayOriginal
God's Favorite (Dec 11, 1974 - Mar 23, 1975)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
The Good Doctor (Nov 27, 1973 - May 26, 1974)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Written by Neil Simon
  • Additional lyrics by Neil Simon
PlayOriginal
The Sunshine Boys (Dec 20, 1972 - Apr 21, 1974)
  • Written by Neil Simon
  • Originally produced by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
PlayComedyOriginal
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Nov 11, 1971 - Sep 29, 1973)
  • Produced by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedy DramaOriginal
The Gingerbread Lady (Dec 13, 1970 - May 29, 1971)
  • Produced by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedy DramaOriginal
Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Dec 28, 1969 - Sep 04, 1971)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Canterbury Tales (Feb 03, 1969 - May 18, 1969)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
MusicalOriginal
Promises, Promises (Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedyOriginal
Plaza Suite (Feb 14, 1968 - Oct 03, 1970)
  • Written by Neil Simon
  • Originally produced by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
PlayComedyOriginal
The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake (Never Officially Opened - Nov 01, 1967)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
PlayOriginal
There's a Girl in My Soup (Oct 18, 1967 - Jul 27, 1968)
  • Produced by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
PlayComedyOriginal
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Oct 16, 1967 - Oct 19, 1968)
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
    • Replacement
PlayComedyOriginal
The Star-Spangled Girl (Dec 21, 1966 - Aug 05, 1967)
  • Produced by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Sweet Charity (Jan 29, 1966 - Jul 15, 1967)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Odd Couple (Mar 10, 1965 - Jul 02, 1967)
  • Written by Neil Simon
  • Originally produced by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
  • Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
    • Replacement
PlayComedyOriginal
Barefoot in the Park (Oct 23, 1963 - Jun 25, 1967)
  • Produced in association with Ellen Enterprises, Inc.
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Little Me (Nov 17, 1962 - Jun 29, 1963)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedyOriginal
Come Blow Your Horn (Feb 22, 1961 - Oct 06, 1962)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
New Faces of 1956 (Jun 14, 1956 - Dec 22, 1956)
  • "Madame Interpreter" sketch by Neil Simon
MusicalRevueOriginal
Catch a Star! (Sep 06, 1955 - Sep 24, 1955)
  • Sketches by Neil Simon
MusicalRevueOriginal
Sweet Charity (Sep 05, 2006 - Aug 12, 2007)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedyRevival
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 21, 1996)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Lost in Yonkers (Nov 01, 1991 - May 30, 1993)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Broadway Bound (Sep 06, 1988 - Dec 11, 1988)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Broadway Bound (Oct 20, 1987 - Jul 31, 1988)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Sweet Charity (Jul 08, 1987 - Nov 08, 1987)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedyRevival
Biloxi Blues (Feb 11, 1986 - May 24, 1987)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Brighton Beach Memoirs (Sep 18, 1984 - Aug 25, 1985)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
Brighton Beach Memoirs (Nov 21, 1983 - Oct 14, 1984)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
They're Playing Our Song (Jan 19, 1981 - Jul 25, 1982)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyOriginal
They're Playing Our Song (Dec 03, 1979 - Nov 07, 1981)
  • Book by Neil Simon
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyOriginal
The Sunshine Boys (Oct 11, 1974 - Apr 17, 1975)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedyOriginal
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Oct 12, 1973 - Mar 07, 1974)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedy DramaOriginal
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Sep 15, 1973 - Mar 10, 1974)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedy DramaOriginal
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Oct 17, 1972 - Apr 21, 1973)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedy DramaOriginal
The Gingerbread Lady (Oct 18, 1971 - May 06, 1972)
  • Written by Neil Simon
PlayComedy DramaOriginal

Tony Award®

Best Play

1991 | Winner  | Lost in Yonkers
Written by Neil Simon
 

Best Play

1987 | Nominee  | Broadway Bound
Written by Neil Simon

Best Play

1985 | Winner  | Biloxi Blues
Written by Neil Simon
 

Best Book of a Musical

1979 | Nominee  | They're Playing Our Song
Book by Neil Simon
 

Best Play

1978 | Nominee  | Chapter Two
Written by Neil Simon

Special Award

1975 | Recipient
Neil Simon (for his overall contribution to the theatre)
 

Best Original Score

1974 | Nominee  | The Good Doctor
Additional lyrics by Neil Simon
 

Best Play

1973 | Nominee  | The Sunshine Boys
Written by Neil Simon
 

Best Play

1972 | Nominee  | The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Written by Neil Simon
 

Best Play

1970 | Nominee  | Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Written by Neil Simon
 

Best Musical

1969 | Nominee  | Promises, Promises
Book by Neil Simon
 

Best Play

1968 | Nominee  | Plaza Suite
Written by Neil Simon
 

Best Musical

1966 | Nominee  | Sweet Charity
Book by Neil Simon

Best Author (Play)

1965 | Winner  | The Odd Couple
Written by Neil Simon
 

Best Play

1965 | Nominee  | The Odd Couple
Written by Neil Simon
 

Best Play

1964 | Nominee  | Barefoot in the Park
Written by Neil Simon
 

Best Author of a Musical

1963 | Nominee  | Little Me
Book by Neil Simon
 

Best Musical

1963 | Nominee  | Little Me
Book by Neil Simon

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1991 | Winner  | Lost in Yonkers
Written by Neil Simon
 

for Drama

1987 | Nominee  | Broadway Bound
Written by Neil Simon

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding New Play

1991 | Winner  | Lost in Yonkers
Written by Neil Simon
 

Outstanding New Play

1987 | Nominee  | Broadway Bound
Written by Neil Simon
 

Outstanding New Play

1985 | Nominee  | Biloxi Blues
Written by Neil Simon
 

Outstanding Book

1979 | Nominee  | They're Playing Our Song
Book by Neil Simon

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