Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
George, a booze-swilling college professor who feuds with his wife Martha while entertaining two unsuspecting houseguests.
Letts won the Pulitzer Prize for his play August: Osage County, and is the author of Superior Donuts, Killer Joe and Bug. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is Letts’ Broadway acting debut.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance
2008: Tony Award for Best Play, August: Osage County
Letts’ Virginia Woolf co-star Amy Morton played Barbara Fordham in his 2008 play August: Osage County on Broadway, earning her first Tony nomination for her performance.
“Virginia Woolf is more like a football game than a play. You run a play and maybe it doesn’t go well. There’s no time to botch it. You’re just on to the next thing, you’re onto the next moment in that wave of the evening. It’s a wild ride.”—Letts in an interview with Broadway.com, 9/20/11.