Richard Nelson (Playwright/Director)

Details
Richard Nelson has a long history with Playwrights Horizons, including the world premieres of James Joyce’s The Dead (Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical), The Vienna Notes (Obie Award) and Jungle Coup and the American premiere of Goodnight Children Everywhere (Olivier Award for Best Play). His other plays include Madame Melville (Vaudeville Theatre, London & Promenade Theatre, New York), The General From America (RSC, Milwaukee Repertory), New England (RSC, Manhattan Theater Club), Misha’s Party (co- written with Alexander Gelman for the RSC and The Moscow Art Theatre), Columbus and the Discovery of Japan (RSC), Two Shakespearean Actors (RSC, Lincoln Center Theater, Tony nomination for Best Play), Some Americans Abroad (RSC, LCT, Olivier Award nomination for Best Comedy), Sensibility and Sense (American Playhouse and Second Stage), Principia Scriptoriae (RSC, MTC, London Time Out Award). He has written numerous adaptations, and the screenplay for the film Ethan Fromme. He is an Honorary Associate Artist of the RSC and lives in upstate New York.
 
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Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family Play Three: Women of a Certain Age Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 11/08/2016 Playwright
2 The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family Play Two: What Did You Expect? Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 09/16/2016 Playwright
3 The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family, Play One: Hungry Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 03/04/2016 Playwright
4 The Apple Family Plays: Scenes From Life In The Country Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/22/2013 Playwright
5 That Hopey Changey Thing Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/22/2013 Book
6 Regular Singing Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/22/2013 Playwright
7 Nikolai and the Others Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 05/06/2013 Playwright
8 Sorry Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/06/2012 Playwright
9 Sweet and Sad Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 09/11/2011 Playwright
10 That Hopey Changey Thing Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/02/2010 Playwright
11 Some Americans Abroad Second Stage Theatre 07/24/2008 Playwright
12 Conversations in Tusculum Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 03/11/2008 Playwright
13 Frank's Home Playwrights Horizons 01/30/2007 Playwright
14 The Controversy of Valladolid Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 02/20/2005 Translation
15 Rodney's Wife Playwrights Horizons 12/01/2004 Playwright
16 My Life with Albertine Playwrights Horizons 03/13/2003 Book
17 My Life with Albertine Playwrights Horizons 03/13/2003 Lyricist
18 The General From America Lucille Lortel Theatre 11/21/2002 Author
19 Franny's Way Linda Gross Theater 03/26/2002 Playwright
20 Madame Melville Promenade Theatre 05/03/2001 Playwright
21 James Joyce's The Dead Playwrights Horizons 10/01/1999 Book
22 James Joyce's The Dead Playwrights Horizons 10/01/1999 Lyricist
23 Goodnight Children Everywhere Playwrights Horizons 05/26/1999 Playwright
24 New England New York City Center-Stage I 10/17/1995 Playwright
25 Life Sentences McGinn-Cazale Theatre 11/09/1993 Playwright
26 Some Americans Abroad Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 02/11/1990 Playwright
27 The Return of Pinocchio 47th Street Theatre 09/21/1986 Playwright
28 Principia Scriptoriae New York City Center-Stage I 04/10/1986 Playwright
29 The Vienna Notes McGinn-Cazale Theatre 03/13/1985 Playwright
30 Il Campiello, a Venetian Comedy Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 04/15/1981 Adaptation
31 The Vienna Notes Playwrights Horizons 01/18/1979 Playwright
32 Conjuring an Event American Place Theatre 03/10/1978 Playwright

Director
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family Play Three: Women of a Certain Age Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 11/08/2016 Director
2 The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family Play Two: What Did You Expect? Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 09/16/2016 Director
3 The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family, Play One: Hungry Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 03/04/2016 Director
4 The Apple Family Plays: Scenes From Life In The Country Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/22/2013 Director
5 Regular Singing Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/22/2013 Director
6 Sorry Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/06/2012 Director
7 Sweet and Sad Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 09/11/2011 Director
8 Conversations in Tusculum Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 03/11/2008 Director
9 Rodney's Wife Playwrights Horizons 12/01/2004 Director
10 My Life with Albertine Playwrights Horizons 03/13/2003 Director
11 The General From America Lucille Lortel Theatre 11/21/2002 Director
12 Franny's Way Linda Gross Theater 03/26/2002 Director
13 Madame Melville Promenade Theatre 05/03/2001 Director
14 James Joyce's The Dead Playwrights Horizons 10/01/1999 Director
15 Goodnight Children Everywhere Playwrights Horizons 05/26/1999 Director

Designer
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 New England New York City Center-Stage I 10/17/1995 Lighting Designer
2 Life Sentences McGinn-Cazale Theatre 11/09/1993 Lighting Designer
Awards
Award Production
1 WON 2000 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical 2000 Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best Musical James Joyce's The Dead Book
2 NOMINATED 2014 Drama Desk Awards Nomination, Outstanding Play Regular Singing Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2013 Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Play Sorry Playwright
4 WON 2013-14 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Special Citation The Apple Family Plays: Scenes From Life In The Country Playwright
5 NOMINATED 2017 Drama Desk Awards Nomination, Outstanding Director of a Play The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family Play Three: Women of a Certain Age Director
6 NOMINATED 2017 Drama Desk Awards Nomination, Outstanding Director of a Play The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family Play Two: What Did You Expect? Director
7 WON 1979 Obie Award, Playwriting The Vienna Notes Playwright