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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)
Angels in America
(2003)
Fences
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) (1 episode, 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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(November 8 to December 6, 1992) His play, "Angels in America" A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Part Two, "Perestroika," was performed at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California Kathleen Chalfant, K. Todd Freeman, Jeffrey King, Ron Leibman, Cynthia Mace, Joe Mantello, Ellen McLaughlin and Stephen Spinella in ... 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 Meryl Streep's open-air performance in 'Mother Courage and Her Children'] The set was mostly dirt, so by the end of the evening it was mud, and Meryl incorporated it into her performance. Thinking of her slogging around in the mud singing 'The Song of the Great Capitulation' is one of my favorite memories of any theater that I've had anything to do with. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

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Cancer

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