Harvey Fierstein Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
June 06, 1954 (62)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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Harvey Fierstein Biography

Date of Birth: June 06, 1954 (62)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male

Four-time Tony Award winning writer and actor. His Broadway writing credits include Newsies, Torch Song Trilogy (Tony, Drama Desk, Dramatists Guild Awards), Safe Sex, Legs Diamond and A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk nominations and the Drama League Award for Best Musical). His La Cage Aux Folles is the only show to ever win Best Musical and 2 Best Revival Tony Awards. Other plays include Spookhouse, Forget Him and Flatbush Tosca. His teleplays include Tidy Endings for HBO (ACE Award), and On Common Ground for Showtime. His children's HBO special, The Sissy Duckling, won the Humanitas Prize and the book version is in its fifth printing. Other honors include the Drama League Award for Outstanding Performer of the Year, a special OBIE award, NY Magazine Award, and nominations for The Olivier Award and an Emmy.

Harvey has authored Torch Song Trilogy (Tony, Drama Desk, and Obie Awards), La Cage aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), The Sissy Duckling (Humanitas Award), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk nominations), Safe Sex (Ace Award), Legs Diamond, Spookhouse, Flatbush Tosca, Common Ground, and more for stage and screen.

His political editorials have been published in The New York Times, TV Guide, The Huffington Post, and broadcast on PBS's In the Life. His children's book, The Sissy Duckling, is now in its fourth printing.

As an actor Mr. Fierstein is known worldwide for his performances in films like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day; for his stage work in Hairspray (Tony Award), Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award); and television shows such as "How I Met Your Mother," "American Family," "Cheers" (Emmy nomination), "The Simpsons," and "Nurse Jackie."

He was inducted into The Theater Hall of Fame in 2008 and is currently collaborating on the musical Kinky Boots with Cyndi Lauper.

Harvey Fierstein Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Play
Harvey Fierstein, Casa Valentina
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Book of a Musical
Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2012 - Best Book of a Musical
Harvey Fierstein, Newsies
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Book of a Musical
Harvey Fierstein, Newsies the Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Harvey Fierstein, A Catered Affair
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Harvey Fierstein, Hairspray
 
Drama League Awards - 2003 - Distinguished Performance Award
Harvey Fierstein, Hairspray
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Harvey Fierstein, Hairspray
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Harvey Fierstein, Hairspray
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - Play of the Year
Harvey FiersteinTorch Song Trilogy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Harvey Fierstein, La Cage aux Folles
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Book of a Musical
Harvey Fierstein, La Cage aux Folles
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Play
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
 
Theatre World Awards - 1983 - Performance
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Harvey Fierstein , Torch Song Trilogy
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Play
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Play
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1982 - Best American Play
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
 
Obie Awards - 1982 - Special Citations
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy

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