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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 23 wins & 18 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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(2009-2010 Season) Charles Ludlam and his play, "The Mystery of Irma Vep," was performed at the Court Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Erik Hellman and Chris Sullivan in the cast. Sean Graney was director. Alison Siple was costume 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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Won two Tony Awards as the author of the Best Play winner two years in a row: in 1993 for "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" and in 1994 for "Angels in America: Perestroika". He was also twice-nominated in 2004 for "Caroline, or Change:" as Best Book of a Musical and as Best Score (Music and/or Lyrics), the latter with collaborator Jeanine Tesori. See more »

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