McNally, Terrence

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McNally, Terrence Gender: M
born on 3 November 1938 at 01:58 (= 01:58 AM )
Place St.Petersburg, Florida, 27n46, 82w41
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 10°12' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°17 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 06°46'

Terrence McNally
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American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter who 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.

He was a 2018 inductee of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The honor of election is considered the highest form of recognition of artistic merit in the United States. His other accolades include an Emmy Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards, and three Hull-Warriner Awards. He was a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition to his award-winning plays and musicals, he also wrote two operas, multiple screenplays, teleplays, and a memoir. His career spanned six decades, and his plays, musicals, and operas are routinely performed all over the world.

McNally was partnered to Tom Kirdahy, a Broadway producer and a former civil rights attorney for not-for-profit AIDS organizations, following a civil union ceremony in Vermont on 20 December 2003. They subsequently married in Washington, D.C. on 6 April 2010. In celebration of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, they renewed their vows at New York City Hall with Mayor Bill de Blasio officiating on 26 June 2015.

McNally, who had previously overcome lung cancer, died in Sarasota, Florida on 24 March 2020 at age 81 from complications of Coronavirus disease 2019 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1996 (American Theater Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth notice, St. Petersburg Times, 4 Nov 1938, page 18, born at St. Anthony's Hospital.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Coronavirus)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Tom Kirdahy)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Coronavirus)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (American Theater)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (4x)