Brian Friel

Brian Friel


Brian Friel, the Irish playwright who was for decades a leading voice on stages on both sides of the Atlantic, died Oct. 2 in Greencastle, County Donegal, Ireland. He was 86.

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  • Born: Jan 9, 1929 in Killyclogher, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • Death: Oct 2, 2015 in Greencastle, County Donegal, Ireland


Drama Desk Award
1996 Outstanding Play Molly Sweeney Nominee
1992 Outstanding New Play Dancing at Lughnasa Nominee
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1996 Best Foreign Play Molly Sweeney Winner
1992 Best Play Dancing at Lughnasa Winner
1989 Best Foreign Play Aristocrats Winner
1966 Best Play Philadelphia, Here I Come! Nominee
Tony Award
1992 Play Dancing at Lughnasa Winner
1969 Play Lovers Nominee
1966 Play Philadelphia, Here I Come! Nominee

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