Tony Nominees: Best Play

Tony Awards   Tony Nominees: Best Play
Best Play

Best Play

The Young Man From Atlanta
Award to Author:
Horton Foote
Award to Producer: David Richenthal, Anita Waxman, Jujamcyn Theaters, The Goodman Theatre, Robert Cole
Mr. Foote won the 1995 Pulitizer Prize for Drama for The Young Man From Atlanta. Among his many plays produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off Off-Broadway and regional theatres are The Trip to Bountiful, Lily Dale and The Widow Claire. Among his many honors are Academy Awards for To Kill A Mockingbird and Tender Mercies. Mr. Foote was elected into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1991.

Award to Author:
Pam Gems
Award to Producer:
Circle in the Square, Gregory Mosher, M. Edgar Rosenblum
Ms. Gems won the Best Play Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Stanley. Her play Piaf played on Broadway in 1981. Five of her plays including Piaf, Camille, The Danton Affair, The Blue Angel and Queen Christina have been performed at the RSC.Ms. Gems has written play adaptations of five classical novels and has published two novels.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Award to Author:
Alfred Uhry
Award to Producer: Jane Harmon, Nina Keneally, Liz Oliver
Mr. Uhry was nominated for a Tony Award for his book and lyrics for The Robber Bridegroom. His first play, produced Off-Broadway in 1987, was Driving Miss Daisy which earned him many awards, including the Pulitizer Prize for Drama and an Academy Award for his screenplay. Mr. Uhry is currently working on three film projects.

Award to Author:
David Hare
Award to Producer: Robert Fox, Roger Berlind, Joan Cullman, Scott Rudin, The Shubert Organization, Capital Cities/ABC
Mr. Hare received Tony nominations for Plenty and Racing Demon. His other plays produced in New York include
Slag, The Knife, The Map of the World and The Secret Rapture. Over 12 of his plays have been performed at the National Theatre. Mr. Hare has written 16 plays and seven original film and television screenplays and won many awards.

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