Awards & Winners

Jack Gelber

Date of Birth 12-April-1932
Place of Birth Chicago
(Illinois, United States of America, Chicago metropolitan area, Area code 872)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Screenwriter, Playwright
Jack Gelber was an American playwright best known for his 1959 drama The Connection, depicting the life of drug-addicted jazz musicians. The first great success of the Living Theatre, the play was translated into five languages and produced in ten nations. Gelber continued to work and write in New York, where he also taught writing, directing and drama as a professor, chiefly at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, where he created the MFA program in playwriting. In 1999 he received the Edward Albee Last Frontier Playwright Award in recognition of his lifetime of achievements in theatre.

Awards by Jack Gelber

Check all the awards nominated and won by Jack Gelber.


Obie Award for Direction
Honored for : The Kid
(Distinguished Direction)


Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Playwright
Honored for : The Connection
Obie Award for Best New Play
Honored for : The Connection

Nominations 1960 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Playwright The Connection