His musical, "Caroline, or Change," was performed at the Court Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with E. Faye Butler, Malcolm Durning, and Melanie Brezill in the cast. Charles Newell was director. Doug Peck was musical director.
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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 ...
Won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches".