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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 & 33 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:

(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 »

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 »

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His play, "Angels in America: Part One: Millennium Approaches," on Broadway was awarded the 1993 New York Drama Desk Award for Best Play. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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