Lucky Guy

Two-time Academy Award® winner TOM HANKS will make his Broadway debut....

Two-time Academy Award® winner TOM HANKS made his Broadway debut in the world premiere of three-time Academy Award nominee NORA EPHRON's play LUCKY GUY, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner GEORGE C. WOLFE.

LUCKY GUY marks a return to Ephron's journalistic roots in a new play about the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s, as told through the story of the charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary, who won the Pulitzer Prize shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998.

Lucky Guy Production Image


  • Playwright
    Nora Ephron
  • Director
    George C. Wolfe


  • Mike McAlary
    Tom Hanks
  • Alice McAlary
    Maura Tierney
  • Eddie Hayes
    Christopher McDonald
  • John Cotter
    Peter Gerety
  • Hap Hairston
    Courtney B. Vance
  • Michael Daly
    Peter Scolari
  • Jerry Nachman/Stanley Joyce
    Richard Masur
  • Brian O’Regan
    Brian Dykstra
  • Jim Dwyer)
    Michael Gaston
  • Dino Tortoricci
    Dustyn Gulledge
  • Louise Imerman/Debby Krenek)
    Dierdre Lovejoy
  • Bob Drury
    Danny Mastrogiorgio
  • Abner Louima
    Stephen Tyrone Williams
  • u/s Alice McAlary, Louise Imerman/Debby Krenek
    Paula Jon DeRose
  • u/s Eddie Hayes, Bob Drury
    Joe Forbrich
  • u/s Mike McAlary, Michael Daly, Bob Drury)
    Thomas Michael Hammond
  • u/s Hap Hairston, Abner Louima
    Marc Damon Johnson

Show Information

  • Preview Date
    February 27, 2013
  • Opening Date
    March 30, 2013
  • Closing Date
    June 14, 2013
  • Location
    Broadhurst Theatre
    235 West 44th Street
    New York, NY
  • Tony Award®
    Featured Actor in a Play - Courtney B. Vance (Winner)
    Actor in a Play - Tom Hanks (Nominee)
    Best Play - Nora Ephron (Nominee)
    Direction of a Play - George C. Wolfe (Nominee)
    Lighting Design of a Play - Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer (Winner)
    Scenic Design of a Play - David Rockwell (Nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award
    Outstanding Actor in a Play - Tom Hanks (Nominee)
  • Drama League Award
    Distinguished Production of a Play (Nominee)
  • Outer Critics Circle Award
    Outstanding Actor in a Play - Tom Hanks (Nominee)
    Outstanding New Broadway Play - (Nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award
    Outstanding Actor in a Play - Tom Hanks (Nominee)


Tom Hanks is triumphant

The New York Observer

THRILLING… a LOVE SONG to journalism.

The New York Times

Tom Hanks is spectacular in this exhilarating production