Prizes, Awards, Citations

marsha award


2016 Career Achievement Award from the Dramatists Guild of America

2011 William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre Award

Inducted into the College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Honor in 2007, University of Louisville.

The Margo Jones Award 2003-2004
special joint award given to Marsha Norman and Christopher Durang, Playwrights Program, the Juilliard School


John Gassner Playwrighting Medallion (Getting Out)

1983 Pulitzer Prize (‘night, Mother)

Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (‘night, Mother)

Guild Hall Academy of Arts and Letters Lifetime Achievement Award

Sidney Kingsley Award

Peabody Award (HBO series In Treatment)

Literature Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters

Drama Desk Award (The Secret Garden)

Tony Award Best Book Musical  (The Secret Garden)

Dramatist’s Guild Hull-Warriner Award  (‘night, Mother)

The Newsday Oppenheimer Award  (Getting Out)


Special Citation from American Critics Theatre Association (Getting Out)