Founder, Gay Men's Health Crisis and ACT UP; playwright, 'The Normal Heart'
Larry Kramer is a founder of both Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP. His play about the early years of GMHC, The Normal Heart, recently completed a successful Broadway revival, where it won three Tony Awards, including one for Best Play. The film version is now being prepared by director Ryan Murphy, to star (so far) Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Alec Baldwin, and Jim Parsons. A national tour of the play, directed by George C. Wolfe and produced by Daryl Roth, begins June 8 at the Arena Theater in Washington. His novel, The American People, will be published by Farrar Straus Giroux.