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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 Writer
(2012)
Munich Writer
(2005)
(2003)
Fences Producer
(2016)

Filmography

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  West Side Story (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 Lincoln (screenplay by)
 2005 Munich (screenplay)
 2004 Angels in America (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
  Angels in America (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes, 2003) (play - 5 episodes, 2003) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... (play)
- Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... (play)
- Perestroika (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:

(September 1 to 20, 1998) HIs play, "Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches," was performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Adale O'Brien (Rabbi Chemelwitz/Henry/Hannah Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg); William McNulty (Roy Cohn/Prior 2); Jon Brent Curry (Joe Pitt-/Prior 1/Eskimo); ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | 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:

His play, "Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika," on Broadway was awarded the 1994 New York Drama Desk Award for Best Play. See more »

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Cancer

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