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 »

Known For

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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Pierre Corneille and his play, "The Illusion," was performed at the Court Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Timothy Edward Kane in the cast. Charles Newell was director. Collette Pollard was scenic designer. Jacqueline Firkins was costume designer. Joshua Horvath and Nick Keenan were sound designers. John Culbert was lighting ... 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 Daniel Day-Lewis] Daniel carries his talents and achievements modestly, charmingly, and generously. Like the president he brought to life in 'Lincoln', he's a deep-sea creature who's unexpectedly approachable and thoroughly delightful company. He's a concerned and active world citizen, a spectacular husband and father. But when Daniel acts, he makes the physical metaphysical, and vice versa. ... See more »

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His play, "Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika," on Broadway was awarded the 1994 New York Drama Desk Award for Best Play. See more »

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