Marsha Norman won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for her play, ‘night, Mother, and a Tony award for the book to her musical, The Secret Garden. She has been co-chair, with Chris Durang, of the Playwriting Program at The Juilliard School for twenty years. Her most recent Broadway work is The Bridges of Madison County. Her new projects include the book for the musical King Kong, and a play assisted by the UN about trafficking and violence toward women worldwide.
She has won a Peabody award for her work in television, as well as grants and awards from among others, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
She has won the Margo Jones Award, the Sidney Kingsley Award, the William Inge Lifetime Achievement Award in Playwriting, and the Dramatists Guild Career Achievement Award.
She frequently writes and lectures on playwriting and the musical book, and holds 18 honorary degrees from American colleges and Universities. She is a founder and President of The Lilly Awards Foundation, and serves on the Dramatists Guild Steering Committee.