Wendy Wasserstein


WENDY WASSERSTEIN received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for the Heidi Chronicles, directed by Daniel Sullivan, produced by Playwrights Horizons. Originally produced by Lincoln Center Theatre in 1992, The Sisters Rosensweig was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Play. Wasserstein's Off-Broadway plays include Uncommon Women and Others , Isn't it Romantic (produced by playwrights Horizons and directed by Gerry Guiterrez), and a musical Miami. Other notable productions are American Daughter, Old Money, Psyche in Love, and her most recent play Third which opened in 2005. Her screenplays include House of Husbands (with Christopher Durang), and The Object of My Affection (based on a novel by Stephen McCauley). She is the author of Bachelor Girls, a collection of essays. Ms. Wasserstein was hospitalized with Lymphoma in December of 2005, ultimately leading to her death in January of 2006. (As of November 2008)

Appears in
The Heidi Chronicles
Isn't It Romantic
Any Woman Can't
Uncommon Women and Others