Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2005-1911
The Pulitzer Prizes for journalism, literature, music and drama were established by the 1904 will of Joseph Pulitzer, a 19th century journalist. Administered by the Columbia School of Journalism, eligibility in drama and music extends from March 2 to March 1. The drama jury of four critics and one academic attend plays both in New York and the regional theaters. Although the award in drama goes to the playwright, the production of the play as well as script are taken into account. Each winner receives a gold medal as well as a cash award of $10,000 (raised in 2003 from $7500). Many Pulitzer Prize Winners go on to receive other literary awards such as the Nobel Prize in Literature. Not to be outdown, the United Kingdom literary elite has their own award, Booker Prizer for Fiction, for citizens of the Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland.
2005 Doubt by John Patrick Shanley 2004 I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright 2003 Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz 2002 Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks 2001 Proof by David Auburn 2000 Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies 1999 Wit by Margaret Edson 1998 How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel 1997 (No Award) 1996 Rent by the late Jonathan Larson 1995 The Young Man From Atlanta by Horton Foote 1994 Three Tall Women by Edward Albee 1993 Angels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner 1992 The Kentucky Cycle by Robert Schenkkan 1991 Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon 1990 The Piano Lesson by August Wilson 1989 The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein 1988 Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry 1987 Fences by August Wilson 1986 (No Award) 1985 Sunday in the Park With George by Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine 1984 Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet 1983 'Night, Mother by Marsha Norman 1982 A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller 1981 Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley 1980 Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson 1979 Buried Child by Sam Shepard 1978 The Gin Game by Donald L. Coburn 1977 The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer 1976 A Chorus Line by Conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban 1975 Seascape by Edward Albee 1974 (No Award) 1973 That Championship Season by Jason Miller 1972 (No Award) 1971 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel 1970 No Place To Be Somebody by Charles Gordone 1969 The Great White Hope by Howard Sackler 1968 (No Award) 1967 A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee 1966 (No Award) 1965 The Subject Was Roses by Frank D. Gilroy 1964 (No Award) 1963 (No Award) 1962 How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows 1961 All The Way Home by Tad Mosel 1960 Fiorello! by Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, Music by Jerry Bock and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick 1959 J. B. by Archibald Macleish 1958 Look Homeward, Angel by Ketti Frings 1957 Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill 1956 Diary of Anne Frank by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich 1955 Cat on A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams 1954 The Teahouse of the August Moon by John Patrick 1953 Picnic by William Inge 1952 The Shrike by Joseph Kramm 1951 (No Award) 1950 South Pacific by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, 2nd and Joshua Logan 1949 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller 1948 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams 1947 (No Award) 1946 State of the Union by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay 1945 Harvey by Mary Chase 1944 (No Award) 1943 The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder 1942 (No Award) 1941 There Shall Be No Night by Robert E. Sherwood 1940 The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan 1939 Abe Lincoln in Illinois by Robert E. Sherwood 1938 Our Town by Thornton Wilder 1937 You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman 1936 Idiots Delight by Robert E. Sherwood 1935 The Old Maid by Zoe Akins 1934 Men in White by Sidney Kingsley 1933 Both Your Houses by Maxwell Anderson 1932 Of Thee I Sing by George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin 1931 Alison's House by Susan Glaspell 1930 The Green Pastures by Marc Connelly 1929 Street Scene by Elmer L. Rice 1928 Strange Interlude by Eugene O'Neill 1927 In Abraham's Bosom by Paul Green 1926 Craig's Wife by George Kelly 1925 They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard 1924 Hell-Bent Fer Heaven by Hatcher Hughes 1923 Icebound by Owen Davis 1922 Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill 1921 Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale 1920 Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O'Neill 1919 (No Award) 1918 Why Marry? by Jesse Lynch Williams 1917 (No Award)