Top 20 Playwright celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Playwright celebrities [Updated January 27, 2023].

1. Paul Foster

Paul Foster net worth 2020
Paul Foster was born on October 15, 1931 in United States.
He is a founding member and the first president of the experimental theater troupe La MaMa, E.T.C.

Net Worth 2020: $1.1 Billion

2. Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal net worth 2020
Gore Vidal was born on October 3, 1925 in West Point, United States.
In addition to being a writer and a political activist, he was known as the arch enemy of political intellectual and author, Normal Mailer.

Net Worth 2020: $30 Million

3. Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller net worth 2020
Arthur Miller was born on October 17, 1915 in New York City, United States.
In addition to his plays, he wrote the film The Misfits.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

4. Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson net worth 2020
Craig Johnson was born on January 16, 1961 in Huntington, United States.
His 2011 novel, Hell is Empty, received the Library Journal Mystery Novel of the Year Award.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

5. Eric Bogosian

Eric Bogosian net worth 2020
Eric Bogosian was born on April 24, 1953 in Woburn, United States.

Playwright and novelist whose play Talk Radio was nominated for a Pulitzer prize. Oliver Stone later adapted it into a film.

He played Captain Danny Ross on an episode of Law & Order.

Net Worth 2020: $6 Million

6. Tracy Letts

Tracy Letts net worth 2020
Tracy Letts was born on July 4, 1965 in Tulsa, United States.
He was featured in seasons 3 and 4 of Showtime's Homeland, and was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards as part of the ensemble cast.

Net Worth 2020: $1 Million

7. Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler net worth 2020
Eve Ensler was born on May 25, 1953 in New York City, United States.
She is the adoptive mother of actor Dylan McDermott.

8. Eugene O'Neill

Eugene O'Neill net worth 2020
Eugene O'Neill was born on October 16, 1888 in New York City, United States.
He became known for only one comic play (Ah, Wilderness!); his career as a playwright was marked by dark, highly pessimistic dramas that often painted a grim picture of family dysfunction.

9. Edward Albee

Edward Albee net worth 2020
Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928 in United States.

Playwright who wrote Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which won the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play.

He attempted to create a musical version of Breakfast at Tiffany's, but it was unsuccessful.

10. Bonnie Greer

Bonnie Greer net worth 2020
Bonnie Greer was born on November 16, 1948 in United States.
She served as Chancellor of London's Kingston University and became a board member at the Royal Opera House, the London Film School, and the British Museum.

11. Lillian Hellman

Lillian Hellman net worth 2020
Lillian Hellman was born on June 20, 1905 in New Orleans, United States.
The Children's Hour proved popular with audiences on Broadway, but with themes of lesbianism, was impossible to put on film without censorship.

12. Paula Vogel

Paula Vogel net worth 2020
Paula Vogel was born on November 16, 1951 in United States.
She was honored by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in 2003 when they created the annual Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting.

13. Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams net worth 2020
Tennessee Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in United States.
A Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival takes place in March of every year to commemorate his career. The festival began in 1986, three years after his death. There is also a theatre named after him in Key West, Florida.

14. William Inge

William Inge net worth 2020
William Inge was born on May 3, 1913 in Independence, United States.

A twentieth-century American dramatist and novelist, he is best known for his play, Picnic, which premiered at the Music Box Theatre and served as the Broadway debut of renowned actor, Paul Newman. Inge's other popular plays include The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Bus Stop.

His play, Picnic, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

15. Joseph Stein

Joseph Stein net worth 2020
Joseph Stein was born on May 30, 1912 in The Bronx, United States.
He was part of the writing team for Your Show of Shows with Mel Brooks.

16. Johnathan Larson

Johnathan Larson net worth 2020
Johnathan Larson was born on February 4, 1960 in United States.
While he had moderate success with the play Tick, Tick...BOOM!, he was felled by an aneurysm just one night before the premiere of his masterpiece Rent.

17. George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman net worth 2020
George S. Kaufman was born on November 16, 1889 in Pittsburgh, United States.
He wrote the musical scores for several of the Marx Brothers films.

18. Neil Simon

Neil Simon net worth 2020
Neil Simon was born on July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, United States.
In 1991, he won a Pulitzer prize and a Tony Award for his play Lost in Yonkers. 

19. Robert Middlemass

Robert Middlemass net worth 2020
Robert Middlemass was born on September 3, 1883 in United States.

20. Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan net worth 2020
Kenneth Lonergan was born on October 16, 1962 in United States.
He worked as a speechwriter for the Environmental Protection Agency after graduating from NYU.