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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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:

David Yazbek and his musical, "The Full Monty," was performed at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Alene Robertson in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

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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 »


Has won four Tony Awards: two as author of a Best Play winner, in 1995 for "Love! Valour! Compassion: and, the next year, in 1996, for "Master Class;" and twice as best Book (Musical), in 1993 for "Kiss of the Spider Woman--The Musical" and in 1998 for "Ragtime." He was also Tony-nominated in 2001 as Best Book (Musical) for "The Full Monty." See more »

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