Hugh Leonard, playwright

About his work for stage, page and screen

Awards and honorary degrees

Awards and honorary degrees of Hugh Leonard

  • Writers Guild of Great Britain – Award of Merit for Silent Song, 1966
  • Prix Italia for original dramatic television programmes – for Silent Song, 1967
  • Jacobs Television Award for adaptations of Wuthering Heights and Nicholas Nickleby, 1969
  • Antoinette Perry Award (Tony) nomination for best play – The Au Pair Man, 1973/74
  • Antoinette Perry Award (Tony) award for best play – Da, 1977/78
  • Drama Desk Award for outstanding new play – Da, 1977/78
  • The New York Drama Critics Circle Award for the best play – Da, 1977/78
  • Outer Critics Circle Award for most outstanding play of the New York Season – Da, 1977/78
  • Harvey’s Irish Theatre Award for A Life – Best New Play, 1979/80
  • Antoinette Perry Award (Tony) nomination for best play – A Life, 1980/81
  • Rhode Island College – honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, 1980
  • University of Dublin – honorary Doctor of Letters degree, 1988
  • Society of Authors Sagittarius Prize – novel of Parnell and the Englishwoman, 1992
  • The Abbey Theatre Award, 1999

(There was a later Jacobs TV Award in HL’s personal effects and this is still under research)

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