Tom Hulce

Thomas Edward Hulce is an American actor and theater producer. He is best known for his role as Larry "Pinto" Kroger in Animal House, his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Amadeus, his role as Quasimodo in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Additional acting awards included four Golden Globe nominations, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award, he retired from producing. In 2007, he won a Tony Award as a lead producer of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening. Hulce was born on December 6,1953 in Michigan; the youngest of four children, he was reared in Michigan. His mother, the former Joanna Winkleman, sang with Phil Spitalny's All-Girl Orchestra, his father, Raymond Albert Hulce, worked for the Ford Motor Company; as a child, he wanted to be a singer, but he switched to acting after his voice changed in his teenage years. He left home at the age of 15 and attended Interlochen Arts Academy and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Hulce debuted as an actor in 1975. Throughout the rest of the 1970s and the early 1980s, he worked as a theater actor, taking occasional parts in movies.

His first film role was in the James Dean-influenced film September 30, 1955 in 1977. His next movie role was as freshman student Lawrence "Pinto" Kroger in the classic comedy Animal House. In 1983, he played. In the early 1980s, Hulce was chosen over intense competition to play the role of Mozart in director Miloš Forman's film version of Peter Shaffer's play Amadeus. In 1985, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, losing to his co-star, F. Murray Abraham. In his acceptance speech, Abraham paid tribute to his co-star, saying, "There's only one thing missing for me tonight, and, to have Tom Hulce standing by my side." In 1989, he received his second Best Actor Golden Globe Award nomination for a critically acclaimed performance as an intellectually-challenged garbage-collector in the 1988 movie Dominick and Eugene. He played supporting roles in Parenthood and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In 1988, he played the title part in the British-Dutch movie Shadow Man, directed by the Polish director Piotr Andrejew.

In 1990, he was nominated for his first Emmy Award for his performance as the 1960s civil rights activist Michael Schwerner in the 1990 TV-movie Murder in Mississippi. He starred as Joseph Stalin's projectionist in Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky's 1991 film The Inner Circle. In 1996, he won an Emmy Award for his role as a pediatrician in a television-movie version of the Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles, starring Jamie Lee Curtis; that year, he was cast in Disney's animated film adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, providing the speaking and singing voice of the protagonist Quasimodo. Although Hulce retired from acting in the mid-1990s, he had bit parts in the movies Jumper and Stranger Than Fiction. Hulce remained active in theater throughout his entire acting career. In addition to Equus, he appeared in Broadway productions of A Memory of Two Mondays and A Few Good Men, for which he was a Tony Award nominee in 1990. In the mid-1980s, he appeared in two different productions of playwright Larry Kramer's early AIDS-era drama The Normal Heart.

In 1992, he starred in a Shakespeare Theatre Company production of Hamlet. His regional theatre credits include Eastern Standard at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Nothing Sacred at the Mark Taper Forum, both in 1988. Hulce produced two major projects: the six-hour, two-evening stage adaptation of John Irving's The Cider House Rules, he headed 10 Million Miles, a musical project by Keith Bunin and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Patty Griffin, that premiered in Spring 2007 at the Atlantic Theater Company. Hulce was a lead producer of the Broadway hit Spring Awakening, which won eight Tony Awards in 2007, including one for Best Musical, he is a lead producer of the stage adaptation of the Green Day album American Idiot. The musical had its world premiere in Berkeley, California, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2009 and opened on Broadway in April 2010. In 2017 he began work as a producer on the musical Ain't Too Proud, which received 11 Tony Award nominations in 2019, he produced the 2004 movie A Home at the End of the World, based upon Michael Cunningham's novel.

In 2008, Hulce identified as gay in an interview with Seattle Gay News. In the same interview, he took the opportunity to debunk a rumor he married a woman and had a daughter named Anya with her: "That information – having a wife and child – is false. In the world of the Internet, there are many falsehoods. Anyone can write stuff on Wikipedia and it doesn't have to be true. I'm comfortable among the lists although I stopped acting about 10 years ago." Theater awards: 2010 Tony Award Best Musical American Idiot Produced by Tom Hulce 2010 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical American Idiot Produced by Tom Hulce 2007 Tony Award Best Musical Spring Awakening Produced by Tom Hulce 2007 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical Spring Awakening Produced by Tom Hulce 2003 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play Tom Hulc


Nokomis is the name of Nanabozho's grandmother in the Ojibwe traditional stories and was the name of Hiawatha's grandmother in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, The Song of Hiawatha, a re-telling of the Nanabozho stories. Nokomis is an important character in the poem, mentioned in the familiar Ojibwe Nokomis means Grandmother. By the shores of Gitche Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water Stood the wigwam of Nokomis Daughter of the moon Nokomis. Dark behind it rose the forest. According to the poem, From the full moon fell Nokomis/Fell the beautiful Nokomis, she bears Wenonah. Despite Nokomis' warnings, Wenonah allows herself to be seduced by the West-Wind, Till she bore a son in sorrow/Bore a son of love and sorrow/Thus was born my Hiawatha. Abandoned by the heartless Mudjekeewis, Wenonah dies in childbirth, leaving Hiawatha to be raised by Nokomis; the wrinkled old educates him. In the Ojibwe language, nookomis means "my grandmother," thus portraying Nokomis of the poem and the aadizookaan from a more personal point of view, akin to the traditional Ojibwa narrative styles.

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Monique Truong

Monique T. D. Truong is a Vietnamese American writer living in New York. In 1975, at the age of 6, she and her mother left Vietnam for the United States as refugees of the Vietnam War, her father, a high level executive for an international oil company stayed behind for work but left the country as well after the fall of Saigon. The family lived in North Carolina and Houston, Texas. Truong completed her undergraduate studies at Yale University, graduating in 1990 with a B. A. in Literature. She attended Columbia University School of Law. Truong co-edited the anthology Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry & Prose with Barbara Tran and Khoi Truong Luu. One of her co-editors suggested that she apply for a Van Lier fellowship, which allowed her to take two months off from her law firm to write what would become her first novel, The Book of Salt. Truong had the inspiration for this novel in college. Toklas Cookbook. Truong was intrigued to discover that Toklas and Stein had had two "Indo-Chinese" men who cooked for them at two of their French residences.

Published in 2003, The Book of Salt won numerous literary awards, including the New York Public Library Young Lions Award and the Bard Fiction Prize. It takes place in post-World War I Paris, tells the story of Binh, a Vietnamese cook, after spending years working for Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, must decide whether to travel with his employers to the United States, return to Vietnam, or remain in France; the novel explores themes of sexuality, diaspora and national identity. Truong serves as vice president of The Authors Guild. Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry & Prose, co-edited with Barbara Tran and Khoi Truong Luu The Book of Salt Bitter in the Mouth The Sweetest Fruits Vietnam: Identities in Dialogue Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing An Interethnic Companion to Asian American Literature "Kelly". "Kelly", in Amerasia Journal, 17.2 Yale University's The Vietnam Forum Yale University Columbia Law School Asian American Writers' Workshop Van Lier Fellowship Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Residencies at the Liguria Study Center, Yaddo and the Fundacion Valparaiso 2011 American Academy of Art and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Bitter in the Mouth 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship 2007 Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts Hodder Fellowship 2004 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award Winner for The Book of Salt 2004 Bard Fiction Prize for The Book of Salt 2004 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award 2004 PEN/Robert Bingham Award for The Book of Salt 2004 Stonewall Book Award—Barbara Gittings Literature Award for The Book of Salt Author's website Publisher's website