Tony Kushner Biography

Gender: Male

Tony Kushner's other plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels In America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul and Caroline, or Change. His adaptations include Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, and Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children (Public Theater). Kushner’s films include Angels In America, directed by Mike Nichols and Munich, directed by Steven Spielberg. His books include Brundibar, illustrations by Maurice Sendak; The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present; and Wrestling With Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict (co-edited with Alisa Solomon). Kushner has received the Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy Award, an Oscar nomination, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, an Olivier Award, two Evening Standard Awards, and is the first recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.

Tony Kushner Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Revival
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Perestroika
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best New Musical
Tony KushnerCaroline, Or Change
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Special Citations
Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change
 
The Lortels - 2004 - Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee(s)
Tony Kushner
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Book of a Musical
Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change
 
Obie Awards - 2002 - Playwriting
Tony Kushner, Homebody/Kabul
Tony Kushner, Slavs!
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1994 - Best Play
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Perestroika
 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
Tony KushnerPerestroika
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Play
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Perestroika
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding New Play
Tony Kushner, Angels in America
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Play
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Perestroika
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Play
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1993 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Play
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1992 - Best Play
Tony KushnerAngels in America
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
Tony KushnerAngels In America

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