Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

Play - Original

Walter Kerr Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 13, 1993
  • Opening Date: May 4, 1993
  • Closing Date: December 4, 1994
  • Previews: 21
  • Performances: 367

Playwright: Tony Kushner

Synopsis

In Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1980s New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer's marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls. Other characters include the infamous McCarthy-ite lawyer Roy Cohn, Ethel Rosenberg, a former drag queen who works as a nurse, and an angel.

 

Opening Night Cast

Kathleen Chalfant in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches Kathleen Chalfant Ethel Rosenberg
Rabbi Chemelwitz
Henry
Hannah Pitt
Ron Leibman Roy Cohn
Prior 2
David Marshall Grant in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches David Marshall Grant The Eskimo
Prior 1
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tony Kushner Tony Kushner Writer
  Anthony Davis Original Music
  Michael Ward Additional Music
George C. Wolfe George C. Wolfe Director
Robin Wagner Robin Wagner Scenic Design
Toni-Leslie James Toni-Leslie James Costume Design
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Most Promising Male Performer Joe Mantello Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Outstanding Actor in a Play Ron Leibman Winner
1993 Outstanding Director of a Play George C. Wolfe Winner
1993 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Stephen Spinella Winner
1993 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Joe Mantello Winner
1993 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play David Marshall Grant Nominee
1993 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Marcia Gay Harden Nominee
1993 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Kathleen Chalfant Nominee
1993 Outstanding Lighting Design Jules Fisher Nominee
1993 Outstanding New Play Tony Kushner Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Best Play Tony Kushner Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1994 Outstanding Debut Performance Jeffrey Wright Winner
1994 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Tony Kushner Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Theatre World Award Marcia Gay Harden Winner
1993 Theatre World Award Stephen Spinella Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Actor in a Play Ron Leibman Winner
1993 Direction of a Play George C. Wolfe Winner
1993 Featured Actor in a Play Joe Mantello Nominee
1993 Featured Actor in a Play Stephen Spinella Winner
1993 Featured Actress in a Play Marcia Gay Harden Nominee
1993 Featured Actress in a Play Kathleen Chalfant Nominee
1993 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Jules Fisher Nominee
1993 Play Tony Kushner Winner
1993 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Robin Wagner Nominee
 
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