Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life, the documentary about the Tony-winning playwright, will air nationwide June 14 at 9 PM ET on PBS as part of the American Masters series. The film will also be available online and on the PBS Video app in honor of Pride Month.
The documentary explores the six-decade career of the playwright and LGBTQ activist, who was recently announced to receive a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre this year.
Tony winners Audra McDonald (on Broadway right now in McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune), F. Murray Abraham, Christine Baranski, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Rita Moreno, and others weigh in on the playwright's influential career and speak of his struggles as well as his successes. The voices of Dan Bucatinsky, Bryan Cranston, and Meryl Streep are also featured.
Watch the trailer below:
Four-time Tony winner McNally has had his work produced on Broadway 25 times since 1965, including the current Frankie and Johnny revival, Anastasia, Master Class, Ragtime, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.