Terrence McNally has died from corona virus, according to a statement posted online on March. 24, 2020.
Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights, who won Tony Awards for “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “Master Class” has died of complications from coronavirus at age 81, his representative says.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Terrence McNally has died from the coronavirus. An enormous loss: He wrote Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Lisbon Traviata, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class, the books for Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Fully Monty, Anastasia… the list goes on and on https://t.co/Ffbvq4tFHs
— Adam Feldman (@FeldmanAdam) March 24, 2020
Covid. You fucker. Just learned that it took Terrence McNally who has always been the soul of kindness. Well Covid you are a little f because McNally’s plays will outlast you. Thanks Terrence for all youve given us. Peace.
We lost a great artist today. I worked for and with Terrence McNally twice in my life and they were two of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. His work was vital, intense, hysterical and rare. My hope is that he will inspire writers for years to come. #RIPTerrenceMcNally
james holod kennedy
i can write my gay plays now because Terrence McNally wrote his gay plays for the past 60 years. what an extraordinary, accomplished life. i am very sad.
Four time Tony winner Terrence McNally died today in Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. at the age of 81. The cause of death was complications due to coronavirus. He won his first Tony Award in 1993 for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
Dr. David Gordon, Esq.
Also, the book for RAGTIME is a work of art. It’s got ten thousand characters and a plot that is all over the place, and Terrence McNally made it the most cohesive and coherent musical that was ABOUT something.
Terrence McNally wrote some knockout plays but I’m also a fan of his work as a musical theatre librettist, especially RAGTIME, imo one of the all-time great American musicals.
It is deeply cruel that Terrence McNally, who survived the HIV/AIDS epidemic and beautifully shared the stories of our lost brothers and sisters, should be lost to COVID-19. We are lucky to have had him for 81 years, and his immortal words will be our comfort now. Rest In Peace.
The first time I met #TerrenceMcNally was after a reading. I was told he wanted to meet me, and when we met all he said was “Oh Hell.” That was the greatest compliment I think I have ever gotten. RIP sir.
So saddened to hear about Terrence McNally’s passing. A major loss to the theater community.
#coronavirus has taken one of the Greats. Terrence McNally, thank you for the inspiration and joy. Sleep with the angels, sir.
I am terribly sad that we have lost Terrence McNally, a gift to the theater and to all who knew him. His vast body of work–droll and savage, down-to-earth and spiritual, sly and humane–is a treasure, and his contribution to LGBT representation is a legacy in itself.
Anthony Rapp @House with garden
RIP #TerrenceMcNally, who died today from #coronavirus complications. His was a vital voice in American theatre, especially effective at lifting up and amplifying the American LGBTQ experience. My thoughts are with his husband and their loved ones. Take good care, all.
My first acting award at a one-act festival in high school. My first Tony nomination was for Full Monty. Both shows written by Terrence McNally. He had a monumental impact on my career and will be missed. Rest In Peace, my friend. #RIPTerrenceMcNally
We just lost Terrence McNally and now I have to see Republican after Republican talking about how his death and the deaths of potentially millions of others are acceptable losses if it means we save the economy (we won’t). I am ashamed to share the earth with these people.
It’s hard to describe how omnipresent Terrence McNally was in the American theater for the past 30 years. It seemed as if he had a new play or musical on B’way every year; every regional theater including one of his shows in each season. He was humane, funny, prolific, generous.
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If you weren’t taking this seriously before, you better. We’ve lost a genius who fought for our community with his work and his life. RIP Terrence McNally. Don’t mock his legacy.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Terrence McNally. He was an absolute gentleman and his commitment to the theatre was unwavering. He will be missed by so many of us x
John Gallagher, Jr.
Terrence McNally was a gentle giant of the theater. I saw the recent revival of Frankie and Johnny twice and it was beautiful and immediate both times. He will be so greatly missed. RIP.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Today we lost one of the greatest playwrights in the history of playwrights to coronavirus- TERRENCE MCNALLY. RIP, my friend. Before I go to sleep tonight I will play some Maria Callas and think of you! #TerrenceMcNally
The Guild mourns the loss of longtime Council member Terrence McNally, who passed away today. Terrence’s prolific career as a playwright and bookwriter included works such as “Love! Valour! Compassion!” “Master Class,” “Ragtime,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” and many more. RIP.