His play, "Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika," was performed at the Hypocrites Theatre and Bailiwick Repertory Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Jared Moore (lighting designer), Michael Griggs and Mikhail Fiksel (sound designers) in the crew.
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[on his Oscar nomination for Lincoln
(2012)] I'm tremendously honored to be a nominee in the company of so many writers and filmmakers whose work I admire. I'm very grateful to Steven and Kathy, to Daniel, Sally, Tommy Lee and the whole cast, to Rick, Joanna, Janusz, Mike and John and everyone who made Lincoln happen. I'm overwhelmed by the Academy's response to the film. I heard that I'd been ...
On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, President Obama awarded a 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to Kushner in the East Room of the White House. The citation said: "Tony Kushner for his contributions to American theater and film. Whether for the stage or the silver screen, his scripts have moved audiences worldwide, marrying humor to fury, history to fantasy, and the philosophical...