monte cristo award
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will present playwright, screenwriter, and O'Neill alumnus John Logan with the 19th annual Monte Cristo Award. A gala dinner will be held at the Edison Ballroom (New York City) on Monday, April 22, 2019.
The evening will feature a welcome by O'Neil alumni and previous Monte Cristo Award recipients Lin-Manuel Miranda (MCA '18) and the award will be presented by Judith Light (MCA '17).
“John Logan represents the finest in American storytelling. As a playwright and screenwriter, John creates singular and transformative stories that touch our common humanity. It is a particular delight to honor one of our artists this year, and one who has such broad impact on American culture. I look forward to a fun night on April 22."
- Preston Whiteway, O'Neill Executive Director
“I'm honored to accept the O'Neill's Monte Cristo Award. Creating a new work of theater is a treacherous, exciting, nerve-wracking experience. All dramatists need support and encouragement; and most of all they need a safe place to experiment, to fail grandly sometimes, and to occasionally take flight. The O'Neill was that safe space for me. My experience developing our show Superhero as part of the 2017 National Musical Theater Conference was nothing short of miraculous. I am forever thankful.”
- John Logan, 2019 Honoree