Awards & Winners

Albert Innaurato

Date of Birth 02-June-1947
Place of Birth Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania, United States of America, Area code 215, Area code 267, Area codes 215 and 267)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Albert F. Innaurato
Profession Journalist, Playwright, Theatre Director, Writer
Albert Innaurato is an American playwright, theatre director, and writer. Innaurato was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1947. After graduating from Temple University and California Institute of the Arts, Innaurato attended the Yale School of Drama. He was awarded the Guggenheim Grant, the Rockefeller Grant and two National Endowment for the Arts grants. Innaurato collaborated with Christopher Durang on The Idiots Karamazov, I Don't Normally Like Poetry but Have You Read Trees, and Gyp, the Real-Life Story of Mitzi Gaynor while both were students at Yale University's School of Drama. They performed in all three plays but especially in the last two named. Dressed as priests they played women in summer stock, they opened the Manhattan Theatre Club, almost costing the founder Lynn Meadow her new board. At Yale they frequently appeared in plays with their Drama School classmates Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver and their friend, the late Wendy Wasserstein. In 1976, he drew critical attention for the Playwrights Horizons staging of his play Gemini. A year later, after some cast changes, the play was produced at PAF Playhouse on Long Island. That production subsequently was presented off-Broadway at the Circle Repertory Company, opening March 8, 1977, where it was acclaimed by the major New York critics. The Circle Rep production transferred to Broadway, where it ran for 1819 performances and earned him an Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding New American Play. The screen adaptation, which Innaurato did not write, was released in 1980 under the title Happy Birthday, Gemini. Showtime filmed the play as written with members of the original cast

Awards by Albert Innaurato

Check all the awards nominated and won by Albert Innaurato.


Nominations 1978 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing In A Special Program - Drama Or Comedy - Adaptation Great Performances
Verna: USO Girl
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy - Adaptation Great Performances
Verna: USO Girl


Obie Award for Playwriting
Honored for : Gemini, The transfiguration of Benno Blimpie

Nominations 1977 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play (American) Gemini
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play (American) The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie