A Man for All Seasons

Play - Original

ANTA Playhouse

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  • First Preview: November 21, 1961
  • Opening Date: November 22, 1961
  • Closing Date: June 1, 1963
  • Previews: 1
  • Performances: 637

Playwright: Robert Bolt


Robert Bolt's historical drama follows Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Chancellor of England, as he clashes with Henry VIII for refusing to support his divorce and faces persecution for honoring his conscience.


Opening Night Cast

George Rose The Common Man
Paul Scofield Sir Thomas More
Albert Dekker The Duke of Norfolk
Leo McKern Thomas Cromwell
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Robert Bolt Writer
  Noel Willman Director
  Motley Scenic Design
  Motley Costume Design
  Paul Morrison Lighting Design
  Oscar E. Olesen General Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Best Foreign Play Robert Bolt Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Theatre World Award Keith Baxter Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Actor in a Play Paul Scofield Winner
1962 Direction of a Play Noel Willman Winner
1962 Play   Winner
1962 Producer of a Play Robert Whitehead
Roger L. Stevens
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