Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies from coronavirus complications at 81


Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies from coronavirus complications at 81

  • The acclaimed writer was a lung cancer survivor who lived with COPD, making him a high risk patient
  • McNally was a four-time Tony winner and recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre 
  • He is survived by husband Tom Kirdahy, a Broadway producer
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Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally is dead at 81 after suffering complications due to coronavirus.

McNally passed Tuesday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, according to a spokesperson.

The four-time Tony winner was a lung cancer survivor who lived with COPD, putting him in a high risk category.

RIP: Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally is dead at 81 after suffering complications due to coronavirus

He is survived by husband Tom Rirdahy, a Broadway producer who he frequently collaborated with.

McNally was beloved for his productions, which include musicals like Master Class, Ragtime, The Ritz, Frankie and Johnny In The Clair de Lune, The Full Monty, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink and And Things That Go Bump in the Night.

Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, McNally was once described as’ the bard of American theater’ by the New York Times.

Life: The four-time Tony winner (above in 1974) was a lung cancer survivor who lived with COPD, putting him in a high risk category

Life: The four-time Tony winner (above in 1974) was a lung cancer survivor who lived with COPD, putting him in a high risk category

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