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Terrence McNally


Terrence McNally was born on November 3, 1939 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for 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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 2015 Master Class (based on the play by) (post-production)
 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)
 1968 New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Apple Pie (1968)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Ritz. Comedy/farce (revival). Written by Terrence McNally. Studio 54: 11 Oct 2007- 9 Dec 2007 (69 performances + 30 previews that began on 15 Sep 2007). Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director. Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director. Gene Feist: Founding Director). See more »

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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

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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