Gender
Male
Born
Apr 04, 1896
New Rochelle, New York, USA
Died
Nov 14, 1955
New York, New York, USA
Producer Performer Writer Source Material
Also Known As
Robert Emmet Sherwood
Comments
Founding member of the Playwrights' Company.
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (Nov 29, 1993 - Jan 02, 1994)
  • Written by Robert E. Sherwood
PlayDramaRevival
Dance a Little Closer (May 11, 1983 - May 11, 1983)
  • Based on "Idiot's Delight" by Robert E. Sherwood
MusicalOriginal
Tovarich (Mar 18, 1963 - Nov 09, 1963)
  • Based on the comedy by Robert E. Sherwood
MusicalComedyOriginal
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
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
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
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)
  • Written by Robert E. Sherwood
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)
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
Tovarich (May 14, 1952 - May 25, 1952)
  • Book adapted by Robert E. Sherwood
PlayComedy Play with musicRevival
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)
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
Idiot's Delight (May 23, 1951 - Closing date unknown)
  • Written by Robert E. Sherwood
PlayComedyRevival
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
Second Threshold (Jan 02, 1951 - Apr 21, 1951)
  • Revised by Robert Emmet Sherwood
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)
MusicalTragedyOriginal
Miss Liberty (Jul 15, 1949 - Apr 08, 1950)
  • Produced by Robert E. Sherwood
  • Book by Robert E. Sherwood
MusicalComedyOriginal
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
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)
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)
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)
  • Written by Robert E. Sherwood
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)
PlayOriginal
The Petrified Forest (Nov 01, 1943 - Nov 06, 1943)
  • Book by Robert E. Sherwood
  • Written by Robert E. Sherwood
PlayRevival
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)
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)
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)
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)
  • Written by Robert E. Sherwood
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)
  • Written by Robert E. Sherwood
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)
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)
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)
  • Written by Robert E. Sherwood
PlayDramaOriginal
Processional (Oct 13, 1937 - Dec 1937)
  • Performer: Robert E. Sherwood [First Soldier]
PlayRevival
Tovarich (Oct 15, 1936 - Aug 14, 1937)
  • English adaptation by Robert E. Sherwood
PlayComedy Play with musicOriginal
Idiot's Delight (Mar 24, 1936 - Dec 1936)
  • Written by Robert E. Sherwood
PlayComedyOriginal
The Petrified Forest (Jan 07, 1935 - Jun 1935)
  • Written by Robert Emmet Sherwood
PlayDramaOriginal
Reunion in Vienna (Nov 16, 1931 - Jul 1932)
  • Written by Robert Emmet Sherwood
PlayComedyOriginal
This is New York (Nov 28, 1930 - Jan 1931)
  • Written by Robert Emmet Sherwood
PlayComedyOriginal
Waterloo Bridge (Jan 06, 1930 - Mar 1930)
  • Written by Robert Emmet Sherwood
PlayDramaOriginal
The Road to Rome (May 21, 1928 - Jun 1929)
  • Written by Robert Emmet Sherwood
PlayComedyRevival
The Queen's Husband (Jan 25, 1928 - May 1928)
  • Written by Robert Emmet Sherwood
PlayOriginal
The Love Nest (Dec 22, 1927 - Jan 1928)
  • Written by Robert Emmet Sherwood
PlayComedyOriginal
The Road to Rome (Jan 31, 1927 - Jan 1928)
  • Written by Robert Emmet Sherwood
PlayOriginal

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

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

1941 | Winner  | There Shall Be No Night
Written by Robert E. Sherwood

for Drama

1939 | Winner  | Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Written by Robert E. Sherwood

for Drama

1936 | Winner  | Idiot's Delight
Written by Robert E. Sherwood

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