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John Guare
John Guare
(rhymes with "air"; born February 5, 1938) is an Irish American playwright. He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. His style, which mixes comic invention with an acute sense of the failure of human relations and aspirations, is at once cruel and deeply compassionate. In his foreword to a collection of Guare's plays, film director Louis Malle
Louis Malle
writes:

Guare practices a humor that is synonymous with lucidity, exploding genre and clichés, taking us to the core of human suffering: the awareness of corruption in our own bodies, death circling in. We try to fight it all by creating various mythologies, and it is Guare's peculiar aptitude for exposing these grandiose lies of ours that makes his work so magical.[1]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Other activities 2.2 Commentary

3 Works 4 Awards and honors 5 Personal life 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Under the direction of Donn B. Murphy, his play The Toadstool Boy, about a country singer's quest for fame, won first place in the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
Recreation Department's One-Act-Play competition.[2] In 1949 his father suffered a heart attack and subsequently moved the family to Ellenville, New York while he recovered.[2] His father's beloved Aunt Teen and other relatives lived there, making it an idyllic experience for him. Guare did not regularly attend school in Ellenville because the school's daily practices were not in keeping with the recommendations of the Catholic Church, causing his father to suspect the school had communist leanings. Instead of attending school, Guare was assigned home study and took exams intermittently, which allowed him time to go to the movies and see all the hits of the time.[2] This had a lasting influence on Guare, and his career, later in life. In 1960, the Mask and Bauble presented The Thirties Girl, a musical for which Guare did the book, much of the music and the lyrics,[2] again under Murphy's tutelage. Set in Hollywood's turbulent 1920s, it dealt with the dethronement of a reigning diva by a fresh-faced starlet. Guare went on to the Yale School of Drama, receiving the M.F.A in Playwriting in 1963.[2] Career[edit] Guare's early plays, mostly comic one-acts exhibiting a flair for the absurd, include To Wally Pantoni, We Leave a Credenza, produced at Caffe Cino
Caffe Cino
in 1965[2] and Muzeeka (1968).[3] Cop-Out premiered on Broadway at the Cort Theatre
Cort Theatre
on April 7, 1969 and closed on April 12, 1969, as part of two one-act plays, including Home Fires. Cop-Out starred Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
and Ron Leibman.[4][5] The House of Blue Leaves, a domestic drama by turns wildly comic and despairingly poignant, premiered Off-Broadway in 1971 at the Truck and Warehouse Theatre. It was revived Off-Broadway at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 1986 before transferring to Broadway later in 1986.[6] The play was revived on Broadway in 2011, starring Ben Stiller, whose mother, Anne Meara
Anne Meara
had appeared in the 1971 production.[7] According to Marilyn Stasio, writing in Variety the play "sets the bar for smart comic lunacy."[8] Chaucer in Rome, "said to be a sequel of sorts to...'The House of Blue Leaves' and includes the son of one of the earlier play's characters"[9] received its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 1999[10] and was produced Off-Broadway in 2001 at Lincoln Center Theater's Newhouse Theater.[11] Later plays include Marco Polo Sings a Solo, produced at the Joseph Papp Public Theater/ New York Shakespeare Festival
New York Shakespeare Festival
in January to March 1977, with a cast that featured Joel Grey, Anne Jackson, Madeline Kahn, and Sigourney Weaver. Bosoms and Neglect was produced on Broadway in 1979, and revived Off-Broadway in 1998 by the Signature Theatre Company. Moon Over Miami was produced at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 1987 and then at the Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven in February 1989.[12] Guare’s cycle of plays on nineteenth-century America are: Gardenia (1982)[13] Lydie Breeze (1982)[14] and Women and Water (1985).[15] The so-called Lydie Breeze series, also called the "Nantucket" series "follows a group of idealistic 19th century characters and their attempts to create a utopian society. "[16] Six Degrees of Separation was originally produced Off-Broadway at the Lincoln Center Theater, Newhouse Theatre in June 1990. [17] Six Degrees of Separation is an intricately plotted comedy of manners about an African-American confidence man who poses as the son of film star Sidney Poitier. It has been the most highly praised and widely produced of Guare's full-length plays.[citation needed] It was made into a film in 1993, starring Stockard Channing and Will Smith.[18] Four Baboons Adoring the Sun was presented on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre from February 22, 1992 to April 19, 1992, and was nominated for the 1992 Tony Award, Best Play.[19] Lake Hollywood (1999) and A Few Stout Individuals (2002) both received their world premieres at Signature Theatre. A Few Stout Individuals is set in nineteenth century America, with a cast of characters that includes Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, soprano Adelina Patti
Adelina Patti
and the Emperor and Empress of Japan.[20] Guare has also been involved with musical theatre. His libretto with Mel Shapiro for the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona was a success when it premiered in 1971 and was revived in 2005 at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. It won the two men the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. He wrote the songs for Landscape of the Body. [21] Guare wrote narration for Psyche, a tone poem by César Franck, which premiered at Avery Fisher Hall
Avery Fisher Hall
in October 1997, conducted by Kurt Masur
Kurt Masur
with the New York Philharmonic. [22] He revised the book (uncredited) of the Cole Porter
Cole Porter
musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate
for its 1999 Broadway revival. [23] He wrote the book for the musical Sweet Smell of Success (musical), which premiered on Broadway in 2002, for which he received a 2002 Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination, Book of a Musical.[24] His play A Free Man of Color was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Pulitzer citation said: "An audacious play spread across a large historical canvas, dealing with serious subjects while retaining a playful intellectual buoyancy."[25] Guare wrote the screenplay for Louis Malle's film Atlantic City (1980), for which he was nominated for an Oscar.[26] Other activities[edit] He was an original member in 1965 of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut
Waterford, Connecticut
[27] and Resident Playwright
Playwright
at the New York Shakespeare Festival, during which time he wrote Landscape of the Body, Rich and Famous, and Marco Polo Sings a Solo[27] He is a council member of the Dramatists Guild. [28] He is Co-Executive Editor of the Lincoln Center Theater
Lincoln Center Theater
Review,[29] which he founded in 1987.[30] He co-produces the New Plays Reading Room Series at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and teaches in the Playwriting department at the Yale School of Drama.[citation needed] Commentary[edit] Gregory Mosher, formerly the artistic director of Lincoln Center Theatre, said that Guare, "along with David Mamet, Sam Shepard and a handful of other dramatists, reshaped the face of contemporary American theater over the past quarter century."[31] Works[edit] All plays for the stage unless otherwise noted.

1971: The House of Blue Leaves 1971: Two Gentlemen of Verona 1974: Rich and Famous 1977: Landscape of the Body 1977: Marco Polo Sings a Solo – Off-Broadway[32][33] 1979: Bosoms and Neglect 1980: Atlantic City (screenplay) 1982: Lydie Breeze 1982: Gardenia 1985: Women and Water 1986: The Race to Urga 1990: Six Degrees of Separation 1992: Four Baboons Adoring the Sun – Broadway (Vivian Beaumont Theatre)[19] 1999: Lake Hollywood – Off-Broadway[34] 2001: Chaucer in Rome 2002: A Few Stout Individuals 2010: A Free Man of Color – Broadway (Vivian Beaumont Theater)[35] 2011: Erased/Elżbieta 2012: Are You There, McPhee? – McCarter Theatre[36] 2013: 3 Kinds of Exile – Off-Broadway[37]

Awards and honors[edit]

Muzeeka won an Obie for Distinguished Play in 1968.[38] The House of Blue Leaves won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play in 1971 and the 1971 Obie Award, Best American Play; it won four Tony Awards for its 1986 revival at Lincoln Center Theater.[39][40] Two Gentlemen of Verona won both the Tony Award
Tony Award
and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical in 1972. Guare also received the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics and Book.[41][42] Six Degrees of Separation won an Obie Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and London’s Olivier Award for Best Play; it was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.[43] Guare received the Award of Merit in 1981 from the American Academy of Arts and Letters [44] for his plays The House of Blue Leaves, Rich and Famous, Marco Polo Sings a Solo, Landscape of the Body and Bosoms and Neglect. He received the Gold Medal in 2004.[45] In 1989, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters elected him a member.[46] In 1993 he was elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame.[47] The Signature Theatre honored him with a season 1998 – 1999.[48] In 2003 he received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for a Master American Dramatist.[49] Guare received an honorary Master of Fine Arts degree from A.C.T. Conservatory, San Francisco, in May 2009.[50] Guare received the Dramatists Guild
Dramatists Guild
Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dramatists Guild
Dramatists Guild
of America, in 2014.[51]

Personal life[edit] He is married to Adele Chatfield-Taylor, an historic preservationist; she was President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome. They split their time between New York City, Long Island and the historic village of Waterford, Virginia where his wife grew up. [27] References[edit]

^ John Guare. Three Exposures. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. ISBN 9780151901784. Page viii. ^ a b c d e f Plunka, Gene A., "Chapter 1", The Black Comedy of John Guare, University of Delaware Press, 2002, ISBN 0874137632, pp 26–27, 29 ^ Muzeeka lortel.org, accessed November 14, 2015 ^ "'Cop-out' Broadway" playbillvault.com, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ Simonson, Robert. "FRINGE WATCH: John Guare's 'Cop-Out' Gets Rare Staging" Playbill, August 1, 2000 ^ "'The House of Blue Leaves' Broadway 1986" playbillvault.com, accessed November 16, 2015 ^ Gans, Andrew. "'House of Blue Leaves' Revival, With Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
and Edie Falco, Begins on Broadway April 4" Archived 2011-04-17 at the Wayback Machine. playbill.com, April 4, 2011 ^ Stasio, Marilyn. "Review: ‘The House of Blue Leaves’" Variety, April 25, 2011 ^ Simonson, Robert. "Guare's 'Chaucer in Rome' Opens at Lincoln Center Theater, June 7" Playbill, June 7, 2001 ^ Simonson, Robert. "John Guare's 'Chaucer in Rome' Ends Williamstown Run Aug. 8" Playbill, August 6, 1999 ^ " Chaucer in Rome Listing" lct.org, accessed June 30, 2015 ^ Curry, Jane Kathleen. John Guare: A Research and Production Sourcebook, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002, ISBN 0313312524, p. 3, 178 ^ Rich, Frank. "Stage. Guare's 'Gardenia' Antedates His 'Lydie'" New York Times, April 29, 1982 ^ Rich, Frank. "Stage: Guare's 'Lydie Breeze'" New York Times, February 26, 1982 ^ Gussow, Mel. "Stage. Guare Chronicle 'Women and Water'" New York Times, December 8, 1985 ^ Haun, Harry; Lefkowitz, David; and Simonson, Ribert. "NY's Signature Opens OB Season with a Guare Solo, Sept. 27-Oct. 25" Playbill, September 26, 1998 ^ "'Six Degrees of Separation' 1990" lortel.org, accessed November 16, 2015 ^ "'Six Degrees Of Separation' Film Overview" tcm.com, accessed November 16, 2015 ^ a b "'Four Baboons Adoring the Sun' Broadway" playbillvault.com, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ Jones, Kenneth. "John Guare's Latest, 'A Few Stout Individuals', Opens Off-Bway May 12" Playbill, May 12, 2002 ^ Brantley, Ben. "Gold Lamé Dreams Dashed by Polyester Reality in 'Landscape of the Body'" New York Times, April 17, 2006 ^ TommasIni, Anthoiny. "Classical Music. Spelling Out The Musical Tale of 'Psyche'" New York Times, October 5, 1997 ^ Jones, Kenneth. "The Stars Fill the Sky: 'Kiss Me, Kate' Revival Opens on Bway Nov. 18" Playbill, November 18, 1999 ^ "'Sweet Smell of Success' Broadway" playbillvault.com, accessed November 14, 2015 ^ "Pulitzer Prize for Drama" pulitzer.org, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ Atlantic City tcm.com, accessed November 14, 2015 ^ a b c Cattaneo, Anne. "John Guare, The Art of Theater No. 9. Interview" The Paris Review, Winter 1992, accessed November 14, 2015 ^ "Membership Profile Information. John Guare" dramatistsguild.com, accessed November 16, 2015 ^ "Magazine: LCT Review" lct.org, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ "Events, Upcoming January 11, 2016" thesegalcenter.org, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ Herman, Jan. "Writer's Gift Measured by 'Degrees'" Los Angeles Times, November 2, 1996 ^ Sommer, Elyse. "A CurtainUp Review. 'Marco Polo Sings a Solo'" curtainup.com, September 28, 1998 ^ "'Marco Polo Sings a Solo' 1977" Archived 2015-02-13 at the Wayback Machine. lortel.org ^ Sommer, Elyse. "A CurtainUp Review. 'Lake Hollywood'" CurtainUp, May 6, 1999 ^ "'A Free Man of Color' Broadway" playbillvault.com, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ Gans, Andrew. "'Private Lives' Paul Gross Will Star in World Premiere of John Guare's' Are You There, McPhee?'" Playbill, April 12, 2012 ^ Hetrick, Adam. " John Guare
John Guare
Makes Acting Debut in His New Play '3 Kinds of Exile', Beginning May 15 at the Atlantic" Playbill, May 15, 2013 ^ "Obies Search" villagevoice.com, accessed November 14, 2015 ^ "'The House of Blue Leaves' 1971" lortel.org, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ "'The House of Blue Leaves' Broadway 1986" playbillvault.com, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ "'Two Gentlemen of Verona' Awards" ibdb.com, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ "'Two Gentlemen of Verona' Broadway Production" playbillvault.com, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ "Pulitzer Prize for Drama" pulitzer.org, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ "Award of Merit" artsandletters.org, accessed November 15, 2015 ^ "Awards" Archived 2010-09-11 at the Wayback Machine. artsandletters.org, accessed November 14, 2015 ^ "Christo, Guare Elected to Institute" Los Angeles Times, March 3, 1989 ^ "Who's in the Theatre Hall of Fame" Playbill, June 12, 1996 ^ Viagas, Robert and Lefkowitz, David. "NY's Signature Will Devote 1998–99 Season to John Guare" Playbill, August 5, 1998, retrieved December 25, 2017 ^ Hernandez, Ernio. "Playwrights John Guare
John Guare
and Craig Lucas Win Annual PEN/ Laura Pels Award for Drama" Playbill, May 5, 2003 ^ "A.C.T. Grants Honorary MFA Degrees To Tracy Chapman & John Guare 5/11" broadwayworld.com, May 11, 2009 ^ Purcell, Carey. "John Guare, Christopher Durang and More Will Be Honored at Dramatists Guild
Dramatists Guild
of America Awards" Playbill, February 11, 2014

External links[edit]

John Guare
John Guare
at the Internet Broadway Database John Guare
John Guare
at Internet Off-Broadway Database Anne Cattaneo (Winter 1992). "John Guare, The Art of Theater No. 9". The Paris Review.  John Guare
John Guare
on IMDb Biography at theatredatabase.com John Guare
John Guare
with poster for his Caffe Cino
Caffe Cino
production John Guare
John Guare
Papers at Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics

Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1969) Stephen Sondheim/ Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht
(1970) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1971) John Guare
John Guare
(1972) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1973) Al Carmines (1974) Charlie Smalls
Charlie Smalls
(1975) Edward Kleban (1976) Martin Charnin (1977) Carol Hall (1978) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1979) Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Stephen Sondheim/ Maury Yeston (1982) Howard Ashman (1983) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1984) Roger Miller
Roger Miller
(1985) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1988) David Zippel (1990) William Finn
William Finn
(1991) Susan Birkenhead (1992) Denis Markell and Douglas Bernstein (1993) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1994) Jonathan Larson (1996) Gerard Alessandrini
Gerard Alessandrini
(1997) Lynn Ahrens (1998) Gerard Alessandrini
Gerard Alessandrini
(1999) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(2000) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2001) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2002) Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(2003) Stephen Schwartz (2004) Eric Idle
Eric Idle
(2005) Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (2006) Steven Sater (2007) Stew (2008) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(2009) John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(2010) Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2012) Tim Minchin
Tim Minchin
(2013) Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak (2014) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2015) Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) David Yazbek (2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical

George Furth (1970) Burt Shevelove (1971) John Guare
John Guare
and Mel Shapiro (1972) Hugh Wheeler (1973) Hugh Wheeler (1974) James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante (1976) Thomas Meehan (1977) Hugh Wheeler (1979) James Lapine
James Lapine
(1984) Jerry Colker (1985) Rupert Holmes (1986) L. Arthur Rose, Douglas Furber, Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
and Mike Ockrent
Mike Ockrent
(1987) James Lapine
James Lapine
(1988) Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1990) Marsha Norman
Marsha Norman
(1991) George C. Wolfe
George C. Wolfe
(1992) James Lapine
James Lapine
(1994) Jonathan Larson (1996) Terrence McNally
Terrence McNally
(1998) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1999) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and Thomas Meehan (2001) John Lahr and Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(2002) Mark O'Donnell
Mark O'Donnell
and Thomas Meehan (2003) Winnie Holzman (2004) Rachel Sheinkin (2005) Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Don McKellar
(2006) Rupert Holmes and Peter Stone (2007) Douglas Carter Beane (2008) Lee Hall (2009) Alex Timbers (2010) Adam Mathias (2011) Joe DiPietro (2012) Dennis Kelly (2013) Robert L. Freedman (2014) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2015) John Caird (2016) Irene Sankoff and David Hein (2017)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay

1967–2000

David Newman and Robert Benton (1967) John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes
(1968) Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
and Larry Tucker (1969) Éric Rohmer
Éric Rohmer
(1970) Penelope Gilliatt (1971) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1972) George Lucas, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck (1973) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1974) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Alain Tanner
Alain Tanner
and John Berger
John Berger
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980) John Guare
John Guare
(1981) Murray Schisgal and Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1982) Bill Forsyth
Bill Forsyth
(1983) Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel and Bruce Jay Friedman (1984) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
and Monica Johnson (1985) Hanif Kureishi
Hanif Kureishi
(1986) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1987) Ron Shelton (1988) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
and Daniel Yost (1989) Charles Burnett (1990) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1991) David Webb Peoples (1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Amy Heckerling (1995) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
and Monica Johnson (1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Frank (1998) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Ronald Harwood (2002) Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach
(2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Tamara Jenkins
Tamara Jenkins
(2007) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2008) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Asghar Farhadi
Asghar Farhadi
(2011) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
(2012) Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy
Julie Delpy
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig
(2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Book of a Musical

1950–1975

South Pacific by Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
and Joshua Logan (1950) Hello, Dolly! by Michael Stewart (1964) Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
by Joseph Stein (1965) Company by George Furth (1971) Two Gentlemen of Verona by John Guare
John Guare
and Mel Shapiro (1972) A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
by Hugh Wheeler (1973) Candide by Hugh Wheeler (1974) Shenandoah by James Lee Barrett, Peter Udell and Philip Rose (1975)

1976–2000

A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante (1976) Annie by Thomas Meehan (1977) On the Twentieth Century by Betty Comden
Betty Comden
and Adolph Green
Adolph Green
(1978) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
by Hugh Wheeler (1979) Evita by Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Woman of the Year by Peter Stone (1981) Dreamgirls by Tom Eyen (1982) Cats by T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
(1983) La Cage aux Folles by Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1984) Big River by William Hauptman (1985) Drood
Drood
by Rupert Holmes (1986) Les Misérables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (1987) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
by James Lapine
James Lapine
(1988) No Award (1989) City of Angels by Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1990) The Secret Garden by Marsha Norman
Marsha Norman
(1991) Falsettos by William Finn
William Finn
and James Lapine
James Lapine
(1992) Kiss of the Spider Woman by Terrence McNally
Terrence McNally
(1993) Passion by James Lapine
James Lapine
(1994) Sunset Boulevard by Don Black and Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1995) Rent by Jonathan Larson (1996) Titanic by Peter Stone (1997) Ragtime by Terrence McNally
Terrence McNally
(1998) Parade by Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1999) James Joyce's The Dead
James Joyce's The Dead
by Richard Nelson (2000)

2001–present

The Producers by Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and Thomas Meehan (2001) Urinetown
Urinetown
by Greg Kotis (2002) Hairspray by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell
Mark O'Donnell
(2003) Avenue Q
Avenue Q
by Jeff Whitty (2004) The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
by Rachel Sheinkin (2005) The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Don McKellar
(2006) Spring Awakening by Steven Sater (2007) Passing Strange by Stew (2008) Billy Elliot the Musical
Billy Elliot the Musical
by Lee Hall (2009) Memphis by Joe DiPietro (2010) The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Once by Enda Walsh
Enda Walsh
(2012) Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical
by Dennis Kelly (2013) A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
by Robert L. Freedman (2014) Fun Home by Lisa Kron (2015) Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
by Steven Levenson (2017)

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