An article about Robert  Schenkkan

Robert Schenkkan

Robert is a Pulitzer Prize, Tony, and WGA Award winner, three-time Emmy-nominated writer. Author of sixteen plays: All the Way, The Great Society, Building the Wall, Hanussen, Shadowplay, By the Waters of Babylon, Handler, A Single Shard, Devil and Daniel Webster, Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates, Final Passages, The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune, Heaven on Earth, Tachinoki, The Dream Thief, and The Kentucky Cycle (Pulitzer prize, Tony, and Drama Desk nominations). Also a collection of one-act plays, Conversations with the Spanish Lady, and a musical (book and co-lyrics), The Twelve, winner of the 2015 Henry Award. The 2014 Broadway production of All the Way swept the Awards season winning the Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama League, and Tony Awards as well as the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Award, the inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Prize, and Boston’s Elliot Norton Award. It also set two box office records on Broadway. It aired in May 2016 as a film for HBO, with Steven Spielberg producing, directed by Jay Roach, and was nominated for eight Emmys and the Humanitas Prize. Film: "Hacksaw Ridge," directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield. "The Quiet American" directed by Phillip Noyce. TV: "The Pacific" (HBO miniseries; WGA Award, two Emmy and Humanitas Prize nominations), "The Andromeda Strain," "Crazy Horse," "Spartacus."