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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 24 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Lincoln
Lincoln Writer
(2012)
Munich
Munich Writer
(2005)
Theater of War
(2008)
Outrage
Outrage Himself
(2009)

Filmography

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 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie)
 2012 Lincoln (screenplay)
 2005 Munich (screenplay)
 2004 Angels in America (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
  Angels in America (TV Mini-Series) (play - 5 episodes, 2003) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) ... (play)
- Beyond Nelly (2003) ... (play)
- Stop Moving! (2003) ... (play)
- Part 2 Perestroika (2003) ... (play) / (teleplay)
- Part 1 Millennium Approaches Bad News (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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Other Works:

His play, "Angels in America: Part Two-Perestroika," was performed on Broadway in New York City with Stephen Spinella, Jeffrey Wright and David Marshall Grant in the cast. George C. Wolfe was director. Jules Fisher was lighting designer. See more »

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

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

He was awarded the 1992 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Writing for "Angels in America" A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One "Millennium Approaches" and Part Two, "Perestroika," in a Gordon Davidson/Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in association with New York Shakespeare Festival. See more »

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