Artist Bio

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan, where two of his plays were produced in 1934. When he grad­uated in 1938 he began working with the Federal Theatre Project and wrote radio plays for CBS and the Cavalcade of America. His first Broadway production was The Man Who Had All the Luck in 1944. His plays include All My Sons (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), The American Clock (1980), The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993) and Broken Glass (1994), among many others. The Signature Theatre Company dedicated its 1997-98 sea­son to Mr. Miller, which included the premiere of his latest play, Mr. Peters' Connections. The Goodman Theatre's 50th anniversary produc­tion of Death of a Salesman received Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Revival of a Play, as did the Roundabout Theatre's recent production of A View from the Bridge. Mr. Miller's screenplays include The Misfits and Everybody Wins, Playing for Time (for televi­sion) and the recent adaptation of The Crucible (Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay). Awards: Pulitzer Prize, three Tony Awards, two Drama Critics Circle Awards, an Obie, a BBC Best Play Award, an Olivier Award for Best Play, the George Foster Peabody Award, a Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Creative Arts Award from Brandeis University, the Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Alger Meadows Award, the Pell Award for Excellence, the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contributions to the Arts and a 1999 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. Mr. Miller holds honorary doctorate degrees from Harvard University and Oxford University.

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