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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 & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Lincoln Writer
(2012)
Munich Writer
(2005)
(2021)
(2003)

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 2021 West Side Story (screenplay by)
 2021 Angels in America (TV Movie) (play)
 2019 Brundibar (Video) (translation and adaptation)
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie) (written by - segment "Angels in America")
 2012 Lincoln (screenplay by)
 2005 Munich (screenplay)
 2004 Angels in America: The Opera (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
  Angels in America (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes, 2003) (play - 4 episodes, 2003) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... (play)
- Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... (play)
- Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (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:

(October 28 to November 19, 1992) His play, "Angels in America" A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Part One, "Millennium Approaches," was performed at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Kathleen Chalfant, K. Todd Freeman, Jeffrey King, Ron Leibman, Cynthia Mace, Joe Mantello, Ellen McLaughlin and ... 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)

Spouse:

Mark Harris
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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:

Jeanine Tesori and he were awarded the 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Musical Score for "Caroline, or Change," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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