Legendary Playwright Terrence McNally has died at the age of 81

Legendary Playwright Terrence McNally has died at the age of 81

Legendary playwright Terrence McNally has died at the age of 81 due to complications from COVID-19. He was 81 years old and living in Sarasota, Florida, at the time. McNally was a lung cancer survivor and lived with chronic inflammatory lung disease.

McNally’s first Broadway credit was the short-lived adaptation of The Lady of Camellias, which lasted 15 performances in 1963, but the prolific writer went on to win five Tony Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

Other Tony Award-winning productions include Kiss of the Spider Woman (Best Book of a Musical, 1993), Love! Valour! Compassion! (Best Play, 1995), Master Class (Best Play, 1996), Ragtime (Best Book of a Musical, 1998). He was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Perfect Ganesh (1994).

Discover more about this remarkable man and Broadway legend on The Broadway Blog.

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