About the Author
's plays include Angels in America
; Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Brown
; The Illusion
, adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille; Slavs!
; A Bright Room Called Day
; Caroline, or Change
, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols's film of Angels in America
and for Steven Spielberg's Munich
. His books include The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar
, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.
Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.