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Meet The Drama Desk Nominees: Part 5 Terrence McNally and Laurie Metcalf

Meet The Drama Desk Nominees: Part 5 Terrence McNally and Laurie Metcalf

Terrence McNally is an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter. Nominated for his work on Anastasia. McNally received the Tony Award for Best Play for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as well as the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. His other accolades include an Emmy Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards, three Hull-Warriner Awards, and a citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award.

Laurie Metcalf is an American actress. Metcalf began her career with the Steppenwolf Theater Company and frequently works in Chicago theater, including the revival of Balm in Gilead. A 10-time Emmy Award nominee, she won three consecutive Emmys for Roseanne. In 2012, she starred as Mary Tyrone in a London production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night. She has received a Theatre World Award and two Obie Awards for her Off-Broadway work, as well as receiving four Tony Award nominations for her work on Broadway: for November, The Other Place, Misery and A Doll’s House, Part 2. She is known for her television roles as Jackie Harris on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, Carolyn Bigsby on Desperate Housewives, the recurring role of Mary Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, Dr. Jenna James on Getting On and Marjorie McCarthy in The McCarthys. She voiced the role of Mrs. Davis in the Toy Story film series. Her other film appearances include Making Mr. Right, JFK, Mistress  and as Debbie Salt/Loomis in Scream 2.

Also included is this is Best Sound Design nominee for Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Nicholas Pope.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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