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Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally was born on November 3, 1939 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. He is known for his work on Frankie and Johnny (1991), Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997) and The Ritz (1976). See full bio »
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 2012 Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption (Documentary) (play)
 2000 Common Ground (TV Movie) (written by - segment "M. Roberts")
 1997 Love! Valour! Compassion! (play) / (screenplay)
 1992 The Last Mile (TV Short)
 1991 Frankie and Johnny (play "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune") / (screenplay)
  American Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1990) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1990)
- Andre's Mother (1990) ... (play) / (screenplay)
 1989 Trying Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Good Life (1989) ... (writer)
 1988 Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (TV Movie) (written by - segment "2")
 1984 Mama Malone (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Back to Basics (1984) ... (written by)
- A Call from the Vatican (1984) ... (written by)
- Even Dino Gets the Blues (1984) ... (written by)
- Shall We Dance? (1984) ... (written by)
- A New Neighbor (1984) ... (written by)
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The 5:48 (1979) ... (teleplay)
 1976 The Ritz (play) / (screenplay)
  New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1968) (play: "Last Gasps" - 1 episode, 1969)
- Foul! (1969) ... (play: "Last Gasps")
- Apple Pie (1968)
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Other Works:

"Corpus Christi," dramatic play, written by Terrence McNally, directed by Joe Mantello, with Michael C. Hall (portraying Peter et al); Ken Leung (portraying James the Less et al); Josh Lucas (portraying Judas); and others in the cast; Off-Broadway at the New York City Center-Stage I, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (56 ... See more »

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Terrence Mc Nally

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[re turning plays into movies] Get the best director you can who really shares your viewpoint, and really fight hard for the actors you want. With "The Ritz," I had some enticing offers to do it with some stars and more famous directors, but I never have regretted that decision [to keep most of the original Broadway cast]. What I liked most about my first two movies is that they preserved great ... See more »


He was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Musical of the 2003 season for "The Book for Ragtime", performed at the Piccadilly Theatre. See more »

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