Howard Lindsay, born Herman Nelke, (March 29, 1889 – February 11, 1968) was an American theatrical producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor. He is best known for his writing work as part of the collaboration of Lindsay and Crouse, and for his performance, with his wife Dorothy Stickney, in the long-running play Life with Father.
March 29, 1889
Waterford, New York
|Died||February 11, 1968 (aged 78)|
New York City, New York
|Notable awards||Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1946)|
Special Tony Award (1959)
Tony Award for Best Musical (1960)
|Spouse||Dorothy Stickney |
(m.1927-1968; his death)
The 1957 Rodgers and Hammerstein television musical Cinderella, recently revived by PBS, featured Lindsay and Stickney playing the roles of the King and Queen, one of the few times a Lindsay performance has been captured on film.
Lindsay was a member of The Players, the theatrical club founded by Edwin Booth, and served as its president from 1955 to 1965. Lindsay joined The Lambs in 1925 and remained a member until he died. His writing partner, Russel Crouse, was also a member of The Lambs.
- " 'Life with Father' Broadway" Playbill. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
- "Pulitzer Prizes Awarded; 'State of Union' the Play". The New York Times, May 7, 1946.
- Gould, Jack (August 28, 1947). "The News of Radio". The New York Times. p. 40. Retrieved April 27, 2021 – via ProQuest.
- " 'Cinderella' – 1957 Television Cast". Masterworks Broadway. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
- " 'The Sound of Music' Broadway" Playbill, accessed June 21, 2016
- "Howard Lindsay Credits" Playbill. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
- "Howard Lindsay, Playwright, Star of 'Life With Father,' Dies" (PDF). The New York Times. February 12, 1968. p. 1. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- "About the Lambs". The Lambs. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
- Bouman-Stickney House Archived 2016-06-23 at the Wayback Machine, Readington Township. Accessed June 9, 2016. "In 1935, Broadway playwright and producer Howard Lindsay purchased the house and surrounding property as a gift for his wife, Broadway and movie actress Dorothy Stickney. They used the house as a weekend and vacation retreat until Lindsay's death, in 1968."
- Howard Lindsay at the Internet Broadway Database
- Howard Lindsay at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Howard Lindsay at IMDb
- Dorothy Stickney and Howard Lindsay papers and scrapbooks, 1931-1985, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
- Dorothy Stickney and Howard Lindsay papers, additions, 1909-1985, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
- Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Papers at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research