American Masters – Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life

American Masters – Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 11:00pm - 11:59pm

Terrence McNally

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Explore four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s six groundbreaking decades in theater. 

Playwright, librettist, scriptwriter and outspoken LGBTQ activist Terrence McNally has long believed in the power of the arts to transform society and make a difference. The new documentary American Masters – Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life airs Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 11 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The film lifts the curtain on the life, career and inspirations of the complicated and brilliant Emmy- and four-time Tony Award-winning writer.

In addition to new interviews with McNally, the film features insights from his friends, his family and some of the most notable stars of stage and screen who he has worked with and mentored, among them F. Murray Abraham, Christine Baranski, Tyne Daly, Edie Falco, John Kander, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Rita Moreno, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Doris Roberts, John Slattery and Patrick Wilson, plus the voices of Dan Bucatinsky, Bryan Cranston and Meryl Streep.