Irish playwright Conor McPherson had two impressively crafted productions in NYC this past year including PORT AUTHORITY and the Tony nominated THE SEAFARER. Both plays were critically lauded and THE SEAFARER had an healthy showing at the 2008 Tony Awards.
In addition to being nominated for Best Play, two actors, Conleth Hill and Jim Norton were nominated for Best Featured Actor with Mr. Norton ultimately winning the Tony. McPherson was also nominated for directing his own work.
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