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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 & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 National Theatre Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
 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 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. 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 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 ... See more »

Trivia:

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... See more »

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