The American playwright Terrence McNally, author of works like “Master Class”, has died at the age of 81 from complications derived from the coronavirus, as reported by his representative, Matt Polk. McNally, who had chronic inflammatory lung disease after lung cancer, has died at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, according to The New York Times.
Considered one of the best playwrights in the United States, he has received four Tony Awards for his plays “Love! Value! Compassion! ” and “Master Class” and for their musicals “Ragtime” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman”. In addition, from the Tony of Honor to his entire career received last year. Including nominations for “The Ritz,” “The Full Monty,” “The Rink,” “And Things That Go Bump in the Night,” or, more recently, “Anastasia” and “Mothers and Sons.”
Another of McNally’s works, a recognized homosexual, was the controversial “Corpus Christi”, where he represented Jesus Christ as a gay man who has sexual relations with his 12 apostles, and for which he received death threats when he was represented in the United States.