John Cameron Mitchell

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

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.

 

Timothy Simons

Timothy Simons talks about “Veep” and what’s next for his acting career.

Timothy Simons is an actor, comedian and writer who has gained notoriety for his work on HBO’s television series “Veep.” His role in the series has gained him both an EWwy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. He’s also appeared on “The Interview,” “Christine” and “Gold.”

 

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito talks about his film, “This is Your Death,” finding one’s passion and his experience on “Breaking Bad.”

Giancarlo Esposito is an Emmy-nominated actor best known for playing Gustavo “Gus” Fring on AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” Esposito starred in movies and TV shows such as “The Usual Suspects,” “The Jungle Book” and “Revolution.” He won the 2012 Critic’s Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of “Gus” in “Breaking Bad.”

 

Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony and Emmy award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose credits include “Lincoln,” “Munich” and “Angels in America.”

Annette O’Toole

Annette O’Toole is a character actress with over 40 years of stage and screen credits, including “48 Hours” and “Smallville.” She was nominated for an Oscar for a song she wrote with her husband, Michael McKean, for the film “A Mighty Wind.”

Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor is an award-winning actress, acclaimed for her work on stage, in film and on television. Her one-woman play about the life of former Texas governor Ann Richards earned her a Tony nomination in 2013.

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