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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 »

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

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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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(1996 to 1997 season) His plays, "Angels in America: Part I: Millennium Approaches and Part II: Perestroika," were performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Oskar Eustis was director. Eugene Lee was set and lighting designer. William Lane was costume designer. Jon Gottlieb was sound ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[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 »

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On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, President Obama awarded a 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to Kushner in the East Room of the White House. The citation said: "Tony Kushner for his contributions to American theater and film. Whether for the stage or the silver screen, his scripts have moved audiences worldwide, marrying humor to fury, history to fantasy, and the philosophical... See more »

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