Nathan Lane Biography

Date of Birth: February 03, 1956 (60)
Birth Place: Jersey City, NJ, USA
Gender: Male

Lane most recently appeared on Broadway in The Nance, for which he received Tony® and Drama Desk Award nominations, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award, and at the Goodman Theater in Chicago as Hickey in the Robert Falls production of The Iceman Cometh which will be presented at BAM in 2015. He made his Broadway debut opposite George C. Scott in Present Laughter (Drama Desk nomination), followed by Merlin, The Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls (Tony® nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony®, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards), The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Producers (Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Olivier Award), The Frogs, The Odd Couple, Butley, November, Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations). Off Broadway: (1992 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance) The Common Pursuit, The Film Society, The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, Outer Critics Circle nomination), Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award), Bad Habits, Dedication, Mizlansky/Zilinsky, Trumbo, Measure for Measure (St. Clair Bayfield Award), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, She Stoops to Conquer, In a Pig’s Valise, Love, Do Re Mi. Television: Most recently recurring on “The Good Wife” and “Modern Family” (Six Primetime Emmy nominations, Two Daytime Emmy Awards, and a People’s Choice Award). Over 35 films including: The Birdcage (Golden Globe nomination, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Awards), Ironweed, Frankie and Johnny, Mousehunt, Jeffrey, The Lion King, Stuart Little, Nicholas Nickleby (National Board of Review Ensemble Acting Award), The Producers (Golden Globe nomination), Swing Vote, Mirror Mirror, The English Teacher. In 2006 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008 he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

Nathan Lane Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Nathan Lane, The Nance
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Nathan Lane, The Nance
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Nathan Lane, The Nance
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Nathan Lane, The Nance
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2010 - Best Actor in a Touring Production
Nathan LaneThe addams family
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Nathan Lane, The Addams Family
 
Drama League Awards - 2010 - Distinguished Achivement in Musical Theatre
Nathan Lane
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Nathan Lane, The Addams Family
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Nathan Lane, Waiting for Godot
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Actor in a Musical
Nathan Lane, The Producers
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Nathan Lane, The Producers
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Nathan Lane, The Producers
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Nathan Lane, The Producers
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Nathan Lane, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1996 - Best Actor - Musical
Nathan Lane, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Nathan Lane, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play
Nathan Lane, Love! Valour! Compassion!
Nathan Lane, Love! Valour! Compassion
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best Actor - Play
Nathan Lane, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best Off Broadway Musical
Nathan Lane, Love! Valour! Compassion!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Nathan Lane, Guys and Dolls
 
Obie Awards - 1992 - Sustained Excellence of Performance
Nathan Lane
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best Actor - Musical
Nathan Lane , Guys and Dolls
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Nathan Lane , Guys and Dolls
 
The Lortels - 1991 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Nathan LaneThe Lisbon Traviata
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actor - Play
Nathan Lane , Lisbon Traviata
Nathan Lane, Lisbon Traviata
Nathan Lane, The Lisbon Traviata
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Nathan Lane, The Lisbon Traviata
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Nathan Lane, Present Laughter

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