Tony Kushner


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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 & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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

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 2020 West Side Story (screenplay) (post-production)
 2019 Brundibar (Video) (translation and adaptation)
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie documentary)
 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:

(1994 to 1995 season) He adapted Pierce Corneille's play, "L'Illiusion Comique," into "The Illusion," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with William Damkoehler, Dan Welch, Anne Scurria, Shawn Hamilton, Shannon Holt, Phyllis Kay, Allen Oliver, Timothy Crowe, Jodie Rufty, Robert Casey, Gabriel ... 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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[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 »

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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 »

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Cancer

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