Martin Sherman was born in Philadelphia, raised in New Jersey and educated at Boston University. He has lived in London for over forty years. He was a resident playwright at Playwrights Horizons in New York and a member of the ground-breaking theatre company Gay Sweatshop in London. He has been nominated for two Tonys, two BAFTAS and two Oliviers and his plays have been produced in over sixty countries.
Plays include: Fat Tuesday, Passing By, Cracks, Rio Grande, Bent, Messiah, A Madhouse in Goa, When She Danced, Some Sunny Day, Rose, Onassis and Gently Down the Stream and the musical The Boy From Oz.
Theatre adaptations include: E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India; Tennessee Williams’ The Roman Spring of Mrs.Stone; a new version of a Pirandello play, Absolutley (perhaps!)), Chekhov‘s The Cherry Orchard and Molière’s The Miser.
Screenplays include: The Clothes in the Wardrobe; Alive and Kicking; the film adaptation of Bent; Franco Zeffirelli‘s Callas Forever; The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone; Mrs. Henderson Presents and the recently released Smyrna, written in collaboration with Mimi Denissi.