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List of Pulitzer Prize for Drama winners from every year the award has been given out. All Pulitzer Prize for Drama winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama award are listed along with photos for every Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Pulitzer Prize for Drama winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Pulitzer Prize for Drama winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Pulitzer Prize for Drama winners of all time. Anybody who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Pulitzer Prize for Drama-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, so most of the famous Pulitzer Prize for Drama winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Pulitzer Prize for Drama?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you're on. Everything from Alfred Uhry to Hatcher Hughes is included on this list. (88 items)

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Abe Burrows is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Abe Burrows Abe Burrows was an American humorist, author, and director for radio and the stage. He won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize.

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Albert Hackett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Albert Hackett Albert Maurice Hackett was an American dramatist and screenwriter most noted for his collaborations with his partner and wife Frances Goodrich.

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Alfred Uhry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Alfred Uhry Alfred Fox Uhry is an American playwright, screenwriter, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He is one of very few writers to receive an Academy Award, Tony Award and the Pulitzer ...more

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Archibald MacLeish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Archibald MacLeish Archibald MacLeish was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the Modernist school of poetry. He received three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

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Arthur Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Arthur Miller Arthur Asher Miller was a prolific American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, ...more

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August Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
August Wilson August Wilson was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each is set in a different decade, ...more

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Ayad Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Ayad Akhtar Ayad Akhtar is an American actor and writer. He is the recipient of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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Beth Henley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Beth Henley Elizabeth Becker "Beth" Henley is an American dramatist and actress. She writes primarily about women's issues and family in the Southern United States. She is also a screenwriter who ...more

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Brian Yorkey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Brian Yorkey Brian Yorkey is an American playwright, lyricist, and theatre director known best for writing the musical Next to Normal with composer Tom Kitt. The work won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award. ...more

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Bruce Norris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Bruce Norris Bruce Norris is an American actor and playwright associated with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago. On April 18, 2011, Norris was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play ...more

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Charles Fuller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Charles Fuller Charles H. Fuller, Jr. is an American playwright, best known for his play, A Soldier's Play, for which he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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Charles Gordone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Charles Gordone Charles Gordone was an American playwright, actor, director, and educator. He was the first African American to win the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama and he devoted much of his professional ...more

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David Auburn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
David Auburn David Auburn is an American playwright.

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David Lindsay-Abaire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
David Lindsay-Abaire David Lindsay-Abaire is an American playwright, lyricist and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award

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David Mamet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
David Mamet David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and ...more

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D.L. Coburn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
D.L. Coburn D.L. Coburn is a playwright.

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Donald Margulies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Donald Margulies Donald Margulies is an American playwright and a professor of English and Theater Studies at Yale University. In 2000, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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Doug Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Doug Wright Doug Wright is an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2004 for his play, I Am My Own Wife.

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Edward Albee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Edward Albee Edward Franklin Albee III is an American playwright who is known for works such as The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. His works are considered well-crafted, often ...more

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Edward Kleban is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Edward Kleban Edward “Ed” Kleban was an American musical theatre composer and lyricist. Kleban was born in the Bronx, New York in 1939 and graduated from New York's High School of Music & Art and Columbia ...more

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Elmer Rice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Elmer Rice Elmer Rice was an American playwright. He is best known for his plays The Adding Machine and his Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of New York tenement life, Street Scene.

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Eugene O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Eugene O'Neill Eugene Gladstone O'Neill was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into American drama techniques of realism ...more

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Frances Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Frances Goodrich Frances Goodrich was an American dramatist and screenwriter, best known for her collaborations with her partner and husband Albert Hackett.

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Frank D. Gilroy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Frank D. Gilroy Frank Daniel Gilroy is an American playwright, screenwriter, and film producer and director. He received the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play The Subject ...more

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Frank Loesser is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Frank Loesser Frank Henry Loesser was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway hits Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, among others. He won ...more

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George Abbott is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
George Abbott George Francis Abbott was an American theater producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director and producer whose career spanned more than nine decades.

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George Kelly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
George Kelly George Edward Kelly was an American playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He began his career in vaudeville as an actor and sketch writer. He became best known for his satiric comedies, ...more

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George S. Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
George S. Kaufman George Simon Kaufman was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals, notably for ...more

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Hatcher Hughes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Hatcher Hughes Hatcher Hughes was an American playwright who lived in Grover, NC, as featured in the book Images of America. He was on the teaching staff of Columbia University from 1912 onward. He was awarded ...more

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Horton Foote is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Horton Foote Albert Horton Foote, Jr. was an American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his screenplays for the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird and the 1983 film Tender Mercies, and his ...more

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Howard Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Howard Lindsay Howard Lindsay, born Herman Nelke, was an American theatrical producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor. He is best known for his writing work as part of the collaboration of Lindsay ...more

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Howard Sackler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Howard Sackler Howard Oliver Sackler, was an American screenwriter and playwright who is best known for writing The Great White Hope. The Great White Hope enjoyed both a successful run on Broadway and, as a ...more

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Ira Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Ira Gershwin Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. With George he wrote ...more

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James Kirkwood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
James Kirkwood Jr. James Kirkwood, Jr. was an American playwright, author and actor. In 1976 he received the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for ...more

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James Lapine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
James Lapine James Elliot Lapine is an American stage director, filmmaker, playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. He has won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical three times, for Into the Woods, ...more

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Jason Miller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Jason Miller Jason Miller was an American actor and playwright. He received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play That Championship Season, and was widely recognized for his role as Father Damien ...more

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Jerome Weidman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Jerome Weidman Jerome Weidman was an American playwright and novelist. He collaborated with George Abbott on the book for the musical Fiorello! with music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. All ...more

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Jerry Bock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Jerry Bock Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Bock was an American musical theater composer. He received the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Sheldon Harnick for their 1959 ...more

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Jesse Lynch Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Jesse Lynch Williams Jesse Lynch Williams was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning author and dramatist. Born in Sterling, Illinois, Williams began his literary career in college, writing Princeton Stories. Upon ...more

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John Patrick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
John Patrick John Patrick was an American playwright and screenwriter.

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John Patrick Shanley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
John Patrick Shanley John Patrick Shanley is a Pulitzer Prize–winning American playwright, an Oscar winning screenwriter, and a theatre and film director.

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Jonathan Larson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Jonathan Larson Jonathan Larson was an American composer and playwright noted for exploring the social issues of multiculturalism, addiction, and homophobia in his work. Typical examples of his use of these ...more

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Joseph Kramm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Joseph Kramm Joseph A. Kramm was an American playwright, actor, and director. He received Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1951 for his play The Shrike, later adapted into a motion picture of the same title in

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Joshua Logan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Joshua Logan Joshua Lockwood Logan III was an American stage and film director and writer.

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Ketti Frings is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Ketti Frings Ketti Frings was an American author, playwright, and screenwriter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1958.

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Lanford Wilson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Lanford Wilson Lanford Wilson was a Pulitzer Prize winning, American playwright, whose work, as described by the New York Times, was "earthy, realist, greatly admired [and] widely performed". Wilson ...more

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Lynn Nottage is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Lynn Nottage Lynn Nottage is an American playwright whose work often deals with the lives of women of African descent. She is an associate professor of theater at Columbia University and a lecturer in ...more

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Marc Connelly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Marc Connelly Marcus Cook Connelly was an American playwright, director, producer, performer, and lyricist. He was a key member of the Algonquin Round Table, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in

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Margaret Edson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Margaret Edson Margaret Edson is an American playwright. She is a recipient of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Wit. She has been a public school teacher since 1992.

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Marsha Norman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Marsha Norman Marsha Norman is an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. She received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play 'night, Mother. She wrote the book and lyrics for such Broadway ...more