And speaking of Tonys…the late great playwright TERRENCE MCNALLY wed Tom Kirdahy in Washington D.C. ceremony. During a small ceremony under a tree blooming with white flowers, Kirdahy read from a scene in McNally’s play “Corpus Christi,” in which a Gay, Christ-like figure named Joshua marries two apostles:
“It is good when two men love as James and Bartholomew do and we recognize their union,” Kirdahy read. “Love each other in sickness and in health.”
Kirdahy, a lawyer and Broadway producer, choked up as he recalled seeing the play before meeting the playwright. Actress Tyne Daly, who was then starring in McNally’s “Master Class” at the Kennedy Center festival, served as a witness at the sunlit wedding and read Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116. Actors John Glover and Malcolm Gets, both starring in “The Lisbon Traviata,” also looked on.
The Rev. George Walker of the People’s Congregational United Church of Christ presented them as husbands and signed their marriage certificate.
In 2015, in celebration of the Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality, the couple renewed their vows at a ceremony officiated by Kirdahy’s former college roommate, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio.
McNally’s most recent play, Mothers and Sons opened on Broadway in March, 2014. Kirdahy was the lead producer of the runaway hit It’s Only A Play on Broadway and the five-time Tony Nominated Broadway premiere of The Visit; he most recently presented The Inheritance.