Daryl Roth is proud to hold the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park (Tony Award); Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County (Tony Award); Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics; David Auburn’s Proof (Tony Award); Margaret Edson’s Wit; Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive; and Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women.
Other award-winning Broadway productions include: Bea Arthur on Broadway; Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s Caroline, or Change; Harvey Fierstein’s A Catered Affair; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away; Helen Edmundson’s Coram Boy; Clifford Odets’ The Country Girl; Kander and Ebb’s Curtains; Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms; Terrence McNally’s Deuce; Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy; Bill T. Jones’ Fela!; Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s Inherit the Wind; Dan Gordon’s Irena’s Vow; Mark Twain’s Is He Dead?; Alan Menkin, Janus Cercone and Warrne Leight's Leap of Faith; Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music; Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart; Euripides’ Medea; Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart (Tony Award); Oscar Wilde’s Salome, the Reading; Charles Busch’s The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Tony Award); George Stevens Jr.’s Thurgood; Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; War Horse (Tony Award); Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; and Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking.
Off-Broadway credits include: Jane Anderson’s The Baby Dance; Edward Albee and Samuel Beckett’s Beckett/Albee; Mark St. Germain’s Camping with Henry and Tom; Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire’s Closer Than Ever; Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich’s Dear Edwina; Jane Anderson’s Defying Gravity; Charles Busch’s Die, Mommie, Die! and The Divine Sister; Eric Walton’s Esoterica; George C. Wolfe’s Harlem Song; Kenny Finkle’s Indoor Outdoor; Judy Gold's The Judy Show; Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Paul Grellong’s Manuscript; Brian Copeland’s Not a Genuine Black Man; Jon Marans’ Old Wicked Songs; Charles Busch’s Olive and the Bitter Herbs; Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Our Lady of 121st Street; Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby; David Marshall Grant’s Snakebit; Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads; Matthew Lombardo’s Tea at Five; Jon Marans’ The Temperamentals; Will Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing); Daniel Beaty’s Through The Night; David Pittu’s What’s that Smell? The Music of Jacob Sterling; Morris Paynch’s Vigil; and De La Guarda, which ran for 7 years as the inaugural production at the Daryl Roth Theatre, a landmark building on Union Square.
Ms. Roth’s acclaimed production of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore, now in its third smash year in New York, has also been presented in Los Angeles, Toronto, Australia, and Argentina. A U.S. National Tour began in Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse in September 2011. Future international productions include France, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Scandinavia and the Philippines.
Future theatre projects include a new musical for Broadway based on the film Kinky Boots with music by Cyndi Lauper, book by Harvey Feirstein and directed by Jerry Mitchell; A Time To Kill by John Grisham adapted by Rupert Holmes; an adaptation of Abigail Pogrebin’s book, Stars of David; the Broadway revival of the musical Annie; and It Shoulda Been You, a new musical starring Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris directed by David Hyde Pierce.
Film credits include Albert Nobbs starring Glenn Close, directed by Rodrigo Garcia; the Emmy-nominated HBO feature, Dinner with Friends, based on Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play; The Lady in Question, a documentary based on the career of Charles Busch; A Very Serious Person written by Charles Busch, starring Polly Bergen; Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell starring Marc Wolf; and My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story a documentary exploring the relationships of well known New Yorkers and their dogs.
Dedicated to nurturing and supporting theatre artists, The Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award is given annually to a theatre artist who has demonstrated exceptional talent and promise in his or her field.
Ms. Roth is as Honorary Trustee for Lincoln Center Theatre and served on the Board of Directors of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York State Council on the Arts.
Awards and honors include: The Stella Adler 2012 Harold Clurman Spirit Award, The 2012 Family Equality Council Hostetter-Habib Family Award, The 2011 Live Out Loud Humanitarian Award, 2010 Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award, Primary Stages 2007 Honoree, The National Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Patron of the Arts Award, The Jewish Theological Seminary’s Louis Marshall Award, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Spirit of Achievement Award, The National Corporate Theatre Fund’s Chairman Award, and The Tisch School of the Arts Award for Artistic Leadership. Ms. Roth was profiled in The New Yorker and twice included in Crain’s “100 Most Influential Women in Business.”