Pulitzer Prize for Drama

American award for distinguished plays

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was first given out in 1918. It is given to the best drama in the United States in the year.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Items marked with an asterisk (*) also won the Tony Award for Best Play or Best Musical






Multiple winnersEdit

Only a few playwrights have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama more than once.


  1. The Pulitzer committee recommended Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? *, but the Pulitzer board, who have sole discretion in awarding the prize, rejected the recommendation, due to the play's perceived vulgarity, and no award was given instead. Klein, Alvin. "Albee's 'Tiny Alice,' The Whole Enchilada." The New York Times 24 May 1998: CT11.

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