Wall Street Journal Critic and Satchmo Playwright Terry Teachout Receives Bradley Prize

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01 May 2014

Terry Teachout
Terry Teachout

Wall Street Journal drama critic and playwright Terry Teachout, whose Louis Armstrong play Satchmo at the Waldorf is currently running Off-Broadway, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Bradley Prize.

The Bradley Prizes recognize achievement in the fields of academia, public-policy research, journalism, civic affairs and the arts. The honor carries a stipend of $250,000.

Teachout will be awarded the prize June 18 in a ceremony to be held at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Teachout is also a biographer and opera librettist. His books include "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington," "Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong" and "The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken." He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012 and has served on the National Council on the Arts.

"Terry Teachout has distinguished himself, not just as a first-rate journalist, but as a supporter of the arts," said Michael W. Grebe, president and CEO of the Bradley Foundation, in a statement. "His work as a biographer and a playwright is critical to advancing and preserving America’s artistic and cultural tradition."

Read Playbill.com's coverage of Teachout's play, Satchmo at the Waldorf.