JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA
(34% of recipients)


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Listed below are recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama who were, or are, Jewish (or of partial Jewish descent, as noted).  For lists of Jewish novelists, playwrights, poets, and other Jewish writers, see Jews in Literature.
  • Elmer Rice (1929), Street Scene
  • George S. Kaufman (1932), Of Thee I Sing
  • Morrie Ryskind (1932), Of Thee I Sing
  • Ira Gershwin (1932), Of Thee I Sing
  • Sidney Kingsley (1934), Men in White
  • Moss Hart (1937), You Can't Take It With You
  • George S. Kaufman (1937), You Can't Take It With You
  • Arthur Miller (1949), Death of a Salesman
  • Oscar Hammerstein II 1(1950), South Pacific
  • Richard Rodgers (1950), South Pacific
  • Joseph Kramm (1952), The Shrike
  • Jerome Weidman (1960), Fiorello!
  • Jerry Bock (1960), Fiorello!
  • Sheldon Harnick (1960), Fiorello!
  • Abe Burrows (1962), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
  • Frank Loesser (1962), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
  • Howard Sackler (1969), The Great White Hope
  • Paul Zindel (1971), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Michael Bennett 2 (1976), A Chorus Line
  • Marvin Hamlisch (1976), A Chorus Line
  • Edward Kleban (1976), A Chorus Line
  • David Mamet (1984), Glengarry Glen Ross
  • James Lapine (1985), Sunday in the Park with George
  • Stephen Sondheim (1985), Sunday in the Park with George
  • Alfred Uhry (1988), Driving Miss Daisy
  • Wendy Wasserstein (1989), The Heidi Chronicles
  • Neil Simon (1991), Lost in Yonkers
  • Tony Kushner (1993), Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
  • Jonathan Larson (1996), Rent
  • Paula Vogel 3 (1998), How I Learned to Drive
  • Donald Margulies (2000), Dinner With Friends
  • David Auburn 4 (2001), Proof
  • Quiara Alegrķa Hudes 5 (2012), Water by the Spoonful
  • Annie Baker 6 (2014), The Flick
NOTES
1. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother.
2. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father.
3. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother.
4. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father.
5. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother.
6. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father; see 25 February 2013 New Yorker profile, p. 33.



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