Tony Award-winning actor John Cameron Mitchell discusses his groundbreaking career.
John Cameron Mitchell is a screenwriter, director and actor whose cult rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” won Mitchell Best Director at the Sundance Festival. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor for that same film. His recent Broadway production of Hedwig garnered him Tony Awards for his performance and for Best Revival.
Mitchell has directed other films, including “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” “Shortbus” and “Rabbit Hole.”
Terrence McNally was an award-winning playwright and LGBT(Q) activist whose far-ranging career spanned six decades. He won four Tony Awards for his plays “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “Master Class” and his musical books for “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Ragtime.”
He was a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award, and he was a 2018 inductee of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He wrote a number of TV scripts, including “Andre’s Mother,” for which he won an Emmy Award. He received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards and three Hull-Warriner Awards. In 1996, he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. He was recognized with a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at the 2019 Tony Awards and was the 2019 recipient of the Broadway League’s Distinguished Lifetime Service Award.
McNally passed away in March of 2020.
Bryan Cranston is a highly acclaimed actor best known for playing Walter White on AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” He won back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for that role. Before winning, he’d been nominated for three Emmys and two Golden Globes. Film credits include “Trumbo,” “Argo” and the HBO film, “All the Way,” in which he plays President Lyndon Johnson. Cranston played Johnson in “All the Way” on Broadway and earned a Tony Award for the role.