That Championship Season

Play - Original

Booth Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 11, 1972
  • Opening Date: September 14, 1972
  • Closing Date: April 21, 1974
  • Previews: 3
  • Performances: 700

Playwright: Jason Miller


Four former basketball stars and their coach gather for a reunion and begin to realize the price of their win-at-all-costs mentality.


Opening Night Cast

Charles Durning in That Championship Season Charles Durning George Sikowski
Richard A. Dysart Coach
Walter McGinn Tom Daley
Michael McGuire in That Championship Season Michael McGuire James Daley
Jason Miller in That Championship Season Jason Miller Basketball game announcer
Paul Sorvino Phil Romano
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Opening Night Production Credits

Jason Miller Jason Miller Writer
  A. J. Antoon Director
Santo Loquasto Santo Loquasto Scenic Design
Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Design
  Ian Calderon Lighting Design
  David Black NYSF General Manager
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Most Promising Playwright Jason Miller Winner
1972 Outstanding Director A. J. Antoon Winner
1972 Outstanding Performance Michael McGuire Winner
1972 Outstanding Performance Walter McGinn Winner
1972 Outstanding Performance Richard A. Dysart Winner
1972 Outstanding Performance Charles Durning Winner
1972 Outstanding Performance Paul Sorvino Winner
1972 Outstanding Set Design Santo Loquasto Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Best Play Jason Miller Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 John Gassner Award Jason Miller Winner
1972 Outstanding Play   Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Jason Miller Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Actor in a Play Paul Sorvino Nominee
1973 Direction of a Play A. J. Antoon Winner
1973 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Ian Calderon Nominee
1973 Play   Winner
1973 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Santo Loquasto Nominee
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