Edward Albee

Director, Producer, Writer, Producer
( b. Mar 12, 1928 Washington, District of Columbia, USA - d. Sep 16, 2016 Montauk, New York, USA ) Male
Also known as:     Edward Franklin Albee
Edward Harvey [Birthname]
Relations:Grandson of Edward Franklin Albee
Biography: Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928 in Virginia. His adoptive father was Reed Albee, an heir to the Keith-Albee chain of vaudeville theaters. He wrote short stories and poems before writing "The Zoo Story." His longtime partner was sculptor Jonathan Thomas.

Other Awards: Pulitzer Prize for drama for "A Delicate Balance" in 1967. Pulitzer Prize for drama for "Seascape" in 1975. Pulitzer Prize for drama for "Three Tall Women" in 1994. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1985. Received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a Master American Dramatist in 1999. Received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1996. Received the National Medal of Arts in 1996.

Trivia:
He wrote "The Zoo Story" in two and a half weeks.
A jury awarded his play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" the Pulitzer Prize for drama, but the advisory board rejected the recommendation.  

Broadway Production Credits

Three Tall Women
Play, Drama, Original
Mar 29, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Written by Edward Albee

A Delicate Balance
Play, Drama, Revival
Nov 20, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015
Written by Edward Albee

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Play, Drama, Revival
Oct 13, 2012 - Mar 03, 2013
Written by Edward Albee

Seascape
Play, Drama, Revival
Nov 21, 2005 - Jan 08, 2006
Written by Edward Albee

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Play, Drama, Revival
Mar 20, 2005 - Sep 04, 2005
Written by Edward Albee

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
Play, Drama, Original
Mar 10, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002
Written by Edward Albee

A Delicate Balance
Play, Drama, Revival
Apr 21, 1996 - Sep 29, 1996
Written by Edward Albee

The Man Who Had Three Arms
Play, Original
Apr 05, 1983 - Apr 17, 1983
Directed by Edward Albee
Written by Edward Albee

Lolita
Play, Drama, Original
Mar 19, 1981 - Mar 28, 1981
Written by Edward Albee

The Lady from Dubuque
Play, Original
Jan 31, 1980 - Feb 09, 1980
Written by Edward Albee

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Play, Drama, Revival
Apr 01, 1976 - Jul 11, 1976
Directed by Edward Albee
Written by Edward Albee

Seascape
Play, Original
Jan 26, 1975 - Mar 22, 1975
Directed by Edward Albee
Written by Edward Albee

All Over
Play, Drama, Original
Mar 28, 1971 - May 01, 1971
Produced by Theater 1971 (Edward Albee, Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)
Written by Edward Albee

Watercolor & Criss-Crossing
Watercolor
Play, Original
Jan 21, 1970 - Jan 24, 1970
Originally produced by Edward Albee
Criss-Crossing
Play, Original
Jan 21, 1970 - Jan 24, 1970
Originally produced by Edward Albee

Tiny Alice
Play, Revival
Sep 29, 1969 - Oct 25, 1969
Written by Edward Albee

The Front Page
Play, Comedy, Revival
May 10, 1969 - Jul 05, 1969
Produced by Theater 1969 (Edward Albee, Richard Barr, Charles Woodward)

Happy Days
Play, Original
Oct 12, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Produced by Theater 1969

Krapp's Last Tape / The Zoo Story
Krapp's Last Tape
Play, One Act, Original
Oct 09, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Produced by Theater 1969
The Zoo Story
Play, One Act, Original
Oct 09, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Produced by Theater 1969
Written by Edward Albee

The Death of Bessie Smith / The American Dream
The American Dream
Play, One Act, Original
Oct 02, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Directed by Edward Albee
Produced by Theater 1969
Written by Edward Albee
The Death of Bessie Smith
Play, One Act, Original
Oct 02, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Produced by Theater 1969
Written by Edward Albee

Box / Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
Box
Play, Original
Sep 30, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Produced by Theater 1969
Written by Edward Albee
Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
Play, Original
Sep 30, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Produced by Theater 1969
Written by Edward Albee

Everything in the Garden
Play, Original
Nov 29, 1967 - Feb 10, 1968
Written by Edward Albee

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Musical, Original
Never Officially Opened - Dec 14, 1966
Book adapted by Edward Albee

A Delicate Balance
Play, Drama, Original
Sep 22, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967
Written by Edward Albee

Malcolm
Play, Original
Jan 11, 1966 - Jan 15, 1966
Written by Edward Albee

Tiny Alice
Play, Original
Dec 29, 1964 - May 22, 1965
Written by Edward Albee

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Play, Original
Oct 30, 1963 - Feb 15, 1964
Written by Edward Albee

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Play, Drama, Original
Oct 13, 1962 - May 16, 1964
Written by Edward Albee

Awards and Nominations

2008 Drama Desk Award Special Award

nomineeEdward Albee  ("whose provocative plays, including this season's Peter and Jerry, enrich the American theater.")  [recipient]

2005 Tony Award® Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement

nomineeEdward Albee   [recipient]

2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee

2002 Tony Award® Best Play

nomineeThe Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? [winner]
Written by Edward Albee

2002 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play

nomineeThe Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? [winner]
Written by Edward Albee

2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Edward Albee  (for "The Play About the Baby")  [nominee]

1994 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Play

Edward Albee  (for "Three Tall Women")  [nominee]

1994 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

nomineeEdward Albee  (for "Three Tall Women")  [winner]

1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [nominee]
Directed by Edward Albee

1975 Tony Award® Best Play

Seascape [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee

1975 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

nomineeSeascape [winner]
Written by Edward Albee

1975 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play (American)

Seascape [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee

1967 Tony Award® Best Play

A Delicate Balance [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee

1967 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

nomineeA Delicate Balance [winner]
Written by Edward Albee

1965 Tony Award® Best Author (Play)

Tiny Alice [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee

1965 Tony Award® Best Play

Tiny Alice [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee

1964 Tony Award® Best Play

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee

1963 Tony Award® Best Play

nomineeWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [winner]
Written by Edward Albee

1960 Drama Desk Award Vernon Rice Award

nomineeEdward Albee  (Author, "The Zoo Story")  [winner]

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