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Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List

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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 (December 18, 1910 – May 17, 1985) was an American humorist, author, and director for radio and the stage. He won a Tony Award.
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Albert Hackett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Albert Maurice Hackett (February 16, 1900 – March 16, 1995) was an American actor, 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 Fox Uhry (born December 3, 1936) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He has received an Academy Award, two Tony Awards and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for dramatic writing for Driving ...more
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Archibald MacLeish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982) was an American poet and writer who was associated with the modernist school of poetry. MacLeish studied English at Yale University and law at ...more
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Arthur Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and a controversial figure in the twentieth-century American theater. Among his most popular ...more
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August Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. ...more
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Ayad Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
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
Elizabeth Becker "Beth" Henley (born May 8, 1952) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and actress. Her play Crimes of the Heart won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 1981 New ...more
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Brian Yorkey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Brian Yorkey is an American playwright and lyricist. His works often explore dark and controversial subject matter such as mental illness, grief, the underbelly of suburbia, and ethics in both ...more
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Bruce Norris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Bruce Norris (born May 16, 1960) is an American actor and playwright associated with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago. His play Clybourne Park won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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Charles Fuller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Charles H. Fuller Jr. (born March 5, 1939) is an African 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 (October 12, 1925 – November 16, 1995) was an American playwright, actor, director, and educator. He was the first African American to win the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama and ...more
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David Auburn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
David Auburn (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and theatre director. He is best known for his 2000 play Proof, which won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play and ...more
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David Lindsay-Abaire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
David Lindsay-Abaire (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright, lyricist and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned ...more
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David Mamet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
David Alan Mamet (; born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter and author. He won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for his plays Glengarry Glen ...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 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 (born September 2, 1954) is an American playwright and a professor of English and Theater Studies at Yale University. In 2000, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his ...more
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Doug Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Doug Wright (born 1962) 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 Franklin Albee III ( AWL-bee; March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016) was an American playwright known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who's Afraid of Virginia ...more
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Edward Kleban is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Edward “Ed” Kleban (April 30, 1939 – December 28, 1987) 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 ...more
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Elmer Rice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Elmer Rice (born Elmer Leopold Reizenstein, September 28, 1892 – May 8, 1967) was an American playwright. He is best known for his plays The Adding Machine (1923) and his Pulitzer Prize-winning ...more
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Eugene O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into ...more
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Frances Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Frances Goodrich (December 21, 1890 – January 29, 1984) was an American dramatist and screenwriter, best known for her collaborations with her partner and husband Albert Hackett. She received ...more
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Frank D. Gilroy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Frank Daniel Gilroy (October 13, 1925 – September 12, 2015) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and film producer and director. He received the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer ...more
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Frank Loesser is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners List
Frank Henry Loesser (; June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969) was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway musicals Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without ...more