Terrence McNally, a five-time Tony Award recipient whose plays often featured explorations of contemporary gay life and a reverence for classical music, died March 24 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida. He was 81.

The playwright, who just last year received the Tony Awards’ Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Honor, faced complications due to coronavirus; he was a lung cancer survivor and lived with COPD.

Mr. McNally is survived by his husband Tom Kirdahy (a Broadway producer who frequently produced his works); his brother Peter McNally and his wife Vicky McNally, their son Stephen McNally and his wife Carmen McNally, and their daughter Kylie McNally, as well as his mother-in-law Joan Kirdahy and siblings-in-law Carol Kirdahy, Kevin Kirdahy and his wife Patricia, James Kirdahy and his wife Nora, Kathleen Kirdahy Kay, and Neil Kirdahy and his wife Sue.

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