Martin Sherman was born in Philadelphia, educated, at Boston University., and resides in London. His plays have been produced in over fifty countries and include Bent (twice in London with Ian McKellen and once with Alan Cumming, and on Broadway with Richard Gere), Messiah, A Madhouse In Goa, When She Danced (the latter two starring Vanessa Redgrave on London‘s West End), Some Sunny Day, Rose (London’s National Theatre and Broadway with Olympia Dukakis) and most recently Onassis (Chichester Festival and West End, with Robert Lindsay). His stage adaptations include E.M. Forster’s A Passage To India (Shared Experience, London and New York); a new version of a Pirandello play, Absolutely (Perhaps!) (directed by Franco Zeffirelli in London, with Joan Plowright); Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (Los Angeles, with Annette Benning and Alfred Molina); and Tennessee Williams’ The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone (premiered in Tokyo, 2009). He wrote the musical The Boy From Oz which caused a sensation on Broadway starring Hugh Jackman. Martin’s screenplays include The Clothes In The Wardrobe (US title: The Summer House),with Jeanne Moreau, Joan Plowright and Julie Walters; Alive And Kicking with Jason Flemyng, Anthony Sher and Bill Nighy; the film version of Bent with Clive Owen, Lothaire Bluteau, Mick Jagger and Ian McKellen; Franco Zeffirelli‘s Callas Forever with Fanny Ardant and Jeremy Irons; The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone with Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez and Anne Bancroft; and Mrs Henderson Presents, directed by Stephen Frears with Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins. He has been nominated for two Tonys, two BAFTAS and two Oliviers. Martin has taught in screenwriting laboratories in France, Germany, Austria, Morocco and Brazil.
|2006 Jury Member|