Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally

Highest Rated: 95% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021)

Lowest Rated: 66% Frankie and Johnny (1991)

Birthday: Nov 3, 1938

Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

A stalwart of the New York stage since the mid-1960s, Terrence McNally has gained distinction on and off Broadway as a playwright and, to a much lesser extent, as a screenwriter. Notably prolific and eclectic, he built his considerable reputation by deftly penning a remarkable series of comedies ranging from a satirical take on psychiatry ("Bad Habits") to a broad physical farce ("The Ritz") to a drawing-room comedy ("It's Only A Play"). These early comedies were arguably more memorable for their intelligence and wit than for the depth of their characterization, prompting critic Harold Clurman to dub their author one of "the most adept practitioners of the comedy of insult."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% 93% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It Self $263.2K 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The State of Marriage Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of Broadway: The Ensemble Behind Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 73% Common Ground Writer - 2000
70% 77% Love! Valour! Compassion! Writer,
Screenwriter
$2.9M 1997
66% 67% Frankie and Johnny Screenwriter $21.5M 1991

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama Malone Writer 1984
No Score Yet 100% Greatest American Hero Keith (Guest Star) 1982