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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)

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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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Other Works:

(2008 to 2009 season) "Tony Kushner-an Evening of Short Plays by Tony Kushner," was performed at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joe Dowling was artistic director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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 Munich (2005) screenplay] We had a great time because we sort of knew we weren't going to win anything; we were just there for the fun of it. I got to meet a lot of people whose work I really admire. I was very moved to see) Larry McMurtry and to see him and his partner [Diana Ossana] win for Brokeback Mountain (2005). And we stayed at the Pavilion, and they made a ... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the 1992 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Writing for "Angels in America" A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One "Millennium Approaches" and Part Two, "Perestroika," in a Gordon Davidson/Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in association with New York Shakespeare Festival. See more »

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