Michel Tremblay's work includes 28 plays, 28 novels, 5 collections of autobiographical stories and 1 collection of stories, 7 screenplays from films or television, 44 translations or adaptations by foreign authors, 9 plays and 12 stories published in various publications, 1 opera booklet, 1 cycle of songs, 1 symphonic show and 2 musicals as well as the lyrics of a dozen songs for Pauline Julien, Renée Claude, Monique Leyrac and Ginette Reno. There are also more than 2,000 staging of his works in nearly 50 countries around the world. Translated into 40 languages, several dramatic works by Michel Tremblay have been acclaimed abroad. His plays have been performed in many cities in Canada and the United States, as well as in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Finland, Germany, Venezuela, Romania, Japan, Spain, Brazil and Cuba. All are published in English as well as some in German, Arabic, Italian and Scottish, among others. There are even Yiddish and Moré versions of Sisters-in-law.
Michel Tremblay has received over 80 awards during his career, including the prestigious Prince Pierre of Monaco Awards, Gilles-Corbeil Awards from the Émile-Nelligan Foundation and Grand Prix de la Francophonie de l'Académie française for all of his artwork.