Ellen Mclaughlin originated the role of the Angel in Tony Kushner's play "Angels in America"

Angels in America: The Complete Oral History
How Tony Kushner’s play became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years.
By Isaac Butler and Dan Kois
Slate - Dec. 18 2017

...Twenty-five years ago this summer, Tony Kushner’s Angels in America premiered in the tiny Eureka Theatre in San Francisco’s Mission District. Within two years it had won the Pulitzer Prize and begun a New York run that would dominate the Tony Awards two years in a row, revitalize the nonmusical play on Broadway, and change the way gay lives were represented in pop culture...