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Tony Kushner


Tony Kushner's play "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes" earned him the Pulitzer Prize, among many other awards. His other acclaimed plays include "Slavs", "Homebody/Kabul" and "Caroline, or Change". He has collaborated with children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak on several books. In 2003, Kushner married his boyfriend,... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Lincoln (screenplay)
 2005 Munich (screenplay)
 2004 Angels in America (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
  Angels in America (TV Mini-Series) (play - 2 episodes, 2003) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Part 2 Perestroika (2003) ... (play) / (teleplay)
- Part 1 Millennium Approaches (2003) ... (play) / (teleplay)
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series) (play "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes" - 1 episode)
- In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway (1993) ... (play "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes")
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His play, "Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches," was performed at the Hypocrites Theatre in co-production with Bailiwick Repertory Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The crew included Michael Griggs and Mikhail Fiksel (sound designers) and Jared Moore (lighting designer). See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on his Oscar nomination for Munich (2005) screenplay] We had a great time because we sort of knew we weren't going to win anything; we were just there for the fun of it. I got to meet a lot of people whose work I really admire. I was very moved to see) Larry McMurtry and to see him and his partner [Diana Ossana] win for Brokeback Mountain (2005). And we stayed at the Pavilion, and they made a ... See more »

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Brandeis University awarded him an honorary Doctorate in 2006. This decision was the source of some controversy among some conservative members of the Brandeis student body, faculty, staff, and alumni who objected to Kushner because they perceived his co-authorship of Munich (2005) and some of his stated views to be anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. Kushner responded with a letter to the editor of ... See more »

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