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Harvey Fierstein

 
Date Of Birth:
June 06, 1954 (68)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Bio:
Harvey Fierstein's theater work includes Torch Song Trilogy (Best Play, Best Actor, Tony and Drama Desk awards), Kinky Boots (Best Musical Tony), La Cage aux Folles (Best Book, Tony and Drama Desk awards), Newsies (Tony nominated), Casa Valentina (Tony nominated), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: June 06, 1954 (68)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Bio:
Harvey Fierstein's theater work includes Torch Song Trilogy (Best Play, Best Actor, Tony and Drama Desk awards), Kinky Boots (Best Musical Tony), La Cage aux Folles (Best Book, Tony and Drama Desk awards), Newsies (Tony nominated), Casa Valentina (Tony nominated), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Production, 2020
Mae
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Public Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Beau
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2016
Edna Turnblad
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2010
Albin [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009
Tevye [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Uncle Winston
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Avram
  [Las Vegas]
Las Vegas Production, 2006
Edna Turnblad
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Performer
Other Roles
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Tevye [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Edna Turnblad
Edna Turnblad [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Ghee
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Jay Astor
  [Broadway]
1987
Ghee
Arthur
  [Broadway]
1982
Arnold Beckoff
  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Arnold Beckoff
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Arnold

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Revised Book[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2016]
Revised Book
 
[New York, 2015]
New Material
 
[West End, 2015]
Revised Book
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Bookwriter
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Producer

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter
Playwright
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Playwright
AUthor
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Photos

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Harvey Fierstein

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Harvey Fierstein and Sharon D. Clarke Photo

Harvey Fierstein and Sharon D. Clarke

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Harvey Fierstein and Jaquel Spivey Photo

Harvey Fierstein and Jaquel Spivey

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Harvey Fierstein

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Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein and Dale Badway Photo

Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein and Dale Badway

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Stage

Performances
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Production, 2020
Mae

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Public Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Beau

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2016
Edna Turnblad

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2010
Albin [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009
Tevye [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Uncle Winston

  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Avram

  [Las Vegas]
Las Vegas Production, 2006
Edna Turnblad

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Performer

Other Roles

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Tevye [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Edna Turnblad

Edna Turnblad [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Ghee

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Jay Astor

  [Broadway]
1987
Ghee

Arthur

  [Broadway]
1982
Arnold Beckoff

  [Off-Broadway]
1982
Arnold Beckoff

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Arnold

Productions

[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Revised Book[Replacement]

[West End, 2016]
Revised Book

[New York, 2015]
New Material

[West End, 2015]
Revised Book

[Broadway, 2013]
Bookwriter

[Broadway, 2008]
Producer

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter
Playwright
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Playwright
AUthor
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Harvey Fierstein Biography

Harvey Fierstein's theater work includes Torch Song Trilogy (Best Play, Best Actor, Tony and Drama Desk awards), Kinky Boots (Best Musical Tony), La Cage aux Folles (Best Book, Tony and Drama Desk awards), Newsies (Tony nominated), Casa Valentina (Tony nominated), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk nominations), Safe Sex (Ace Award), Legs Diamond, Spookhouse, Flatbush Tosca, and Freaky Pussy. He's written teleplays for NBC's "Hairspray Live!" and "The Wiz Live!" His revised script of Funny Girl, ran to critical acclaim in London and has been filmed for broadcast. His political editorials have appeared in The New York Times, TV Guide, Huffington Post and broadcast on PBS's "In the Life." Harvey's children's book, The Sissy Duckling, is now in its 8th printing, and the HBO animated special of the story won Harvey the Humanities Award. Mr. Fierstein has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has been inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame and the Brooklyn Walk of Fame.

Harvey Fierstein Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Revival of a Play
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song
 
- 2017 - Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees Gold Star
Harvey Fierstein
 
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 Gold Star
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 Gold Star
Harvey Fierstein, Hairspray
 
Drama League Awards - 2003 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
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 Gold Star
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 Gold Star
Harvey Fierstein, La Cage aux Folles
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
 
Theatre World Awards - 1983 - Performance Gold Star
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Harvey Fierstein , Torch Song Trilogy
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Play Gold Star
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 Gold Star
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy

Harvey Fierstein News

La MaMa to Pay Tribute to Late George Bartenieff with COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES Featurin Photo La MaMa to Pay Tribute to Late George Bartenieff with COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES Featuring Kathleen Chalfant & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022

George Bartenieff¬†‚Ästactor, director, and co-founder of Theater for the New City ‚Äď will be remembered at one of theatres he called home, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. Bartenieff‚Äôs life and work will be celebrated at¬†Coffeehouse Chronicles #166¬†on October 1, 2022 at 3pm,¬†at the Ellen Stewart Theatre.

La MaMa in Association with Kinding Sindaw to Present the New York Premiere of POSAKA Photo La MaMa in Association with Kinding Sindaw to Present the New York Premiere of POSAKA
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 24, 2022

La MaMa in association with Kinding Sindaw presents the New York premiere of Posaka from October 20 - 23, 2022 at The Downstairs at La MaMa. Through ritual dance and chanted epics, Indigenous tradition-bearers visiting from the Philippines share the healing traditions of four sacred lineages: Maguindanao, Meranao, Tausug, and Tboli.

Harvey Fierstein Wants Harry Styles to Star in KINKY BOOTS Movie Musical Photo Harvey Fierstein Wants Harry Styles to Star in KINKY BOOTS Movie Musical
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 24, 2022

According to an interview with the NY Post, Harvey Fierstein wants pop superstar Harry Styles to star as Charlie in a rumored movie version of his musical KINKY BOOTS. 

Lea Michele to Sing 'People' From FUNNY GIRL on THE TONIGHT SHOW Photo Lea Michele to Sing 'People' From FUNNY GIRL on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2022

The performance will mark the first televised performance from the musical. Michele will also be sitting down with Fallon discuss returning to Broadway in the role. The Glee star is currently playing Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl at the August Wilson Theatre.

Review: KINKY BOOTS at The Studio Theatre Perform to Sold-Out Shows Photo Review: KINKY BOOTS at The Studio Theatre Perform to Sold-Out Shows
by Theresa Bertram - Sep 23, 2022

What did our critic think of KINKY BOOTS at The Studio Theatre? She thought it was FIRE!!

Johnny Berchtold Joins the Cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage Photo Johnny Berchtold Joins the Cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

Johnny Berchtold will join the cast of the New York Premiere production of CAMP SIEGFRIED, the new play from Tony Award-nominee BESS WOHL (2ST’s Grand Horizons and Make Believe), directed by Tony Award-winner DAVID CROMER (The Band’s Visit, 2ST’s Man from Nebraska) at Second Stage Theater.

La MaMa & Kinding Sindaw to Present New York Premiere of POSAKA in October Photo La MaMa & Kinding Sindaw to Present New York Premiere of POSAKA in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

La MaMa in association with Kinding Sindaw will present the New York premiere of Posaka from October 20 - 23, 2022 at The Downstairs at La MaMa.

Cast, Creative Team & More to Join A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Classic Perspectives Series Photo Cast, Creative Team & More to Join A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Classic Perspectives Series at CSC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Classic Stage Company has announced its full programming for Classic Perspectives, a series of post-show conversations inspired by A Man of No Importance by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens.

La MaMa to Present World Premiere of Neil Greenberg's BETSY in November Photo La MaMa to Present World Premiere of Neil Greenberg's BETSY in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

La MaMa will present the world premiere of¬†Betsy¬†by award-winning choreographer¬†Neil Greenberg.¬†A proper noun, a subject that does and performs,¬†Betsy¬†is a new dance exploring the phenomenon of performance itself.¬†Performances will take place November 12‚Äď14.

Photo: 'Scream Queens' Lea Michele & Jamie Lee Curtis Reunite at FUNNY GIRL Photo Photo: 'Scream Queens' Lea Michele & Jamie Lee Curtis Reunite at FUNNY GIRL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022

A Scream Queens reunion took place when Jamie Lee Curtis paid a visit to her former co-star Lea Michele at Funny Girl! See a photo of the reunion here!

Harvey Fierstein Videos

VIDEO: Lea Michele Discusses Relating to FUNNY GIRL on THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Lea Michele Discusses Relating to FUNNY GIRL on THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW
by Michael Major - Sep 21, 2022

On the latest episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, Lea Michele sat down on the stage of the August Wilson Theatre with Barrymore to discuss her current Broadway run as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. Michele spoke to Barrymore about her upbringing, relating to the role, landing her first Broadway show, and more. Watch videos from the interview now!

Photos & Video: First Look at KINKY BOOTS First UK Revival and Regional Premiere VideoPhotos & Video: First Look at KINKY BOOTS First UK Revival and Regional Premiere
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2022

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch have released first look images and video of Keanu Adolphus Johnson (Lola), Matt Corner (Charlie) and Aruhan Galieva (Lauren) from their upcoming production of the award-winning musical Kinky Boots. See photos and video here!

Photos & Video: First Look at Callum Francis, Christian Douglas & More in KINKY BOOTS VideoPhotos & Video: First Look at Callum Francis, Christian Douglas & More in KINKY BOOTS Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 25, 2022

The Off-Broadway engagement of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots began performances at Stage 42 on July 26th and will open tonight, August 25th. Kinky Boots features 16 original songs by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell.  Check out photos and video below! 

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS in Rehearsal For its Return Off-Broadway VideoVIDEO: KINKY BOOTS in Rehearsal For its Return Off-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2022

Kinky Boots released a sneak peek into their rehearsal room as they prepare to return to the stage beginning on July 26th at off-Broadway’s Stage 42. The video features a behind the scenes look as the company prepares to put the boots on once again, as well as interviews with select company members about the show’s impact and the journey of bringing the uplifting story back to NYC.   

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl Begins Performances Tonight VideoVIDEO: KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl Begins Performances Tonight
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2022

Tthe Hollywood Bowl's production of Kinky Boots beings performances tonight and runs through July 10th, 2022, featuring Wayne Brady in the role of Lola, Jake Shears as Charlie, and Kelly Marie Tran as Lauren. Go inside rehearsals and get a first look at the cast in action.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At KINKY BOOTS at Pittsburgh CLO VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At KINKY BOOTS at Pittsburgh CLO
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2022

The exhilarating true story about a struggling shoe factory that will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Get a first look at the cast in action!

VIDEO: Watch an All New Trailer For the London Production of NEWSIES, Tickets On Sale VideoVIDEO: Watch an All New Trailer For the London Production of NEWSIES, Tickets On Sale 16 June
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2022

Following priority on-sale from 10am on Wednesday 15 June, tickets will go on sale to the public at 10am on Thursday 16 June for Disney’s NEWSIES, the award-winning Broadway musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein, which will have its UK premiere at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

VIDEO: Watch All New Footage Of Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, Jared Grimes, Jane  VideoVIDEO: Watch All New Footage Of Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, Jared Grimes, Jane Lynch & More in FUNNY GIRL on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2022

Watch all new footage of Funny Girl on Broadway, now on stage at the August Wilson Theatre! New videos of Jared Grimes, Jane Lyne, Ramin Karimloo and Beanie Feldstein.

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2022

FUNNY GIRL opened last night, Sunday, April 24 at the August Wilson Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and we're taking you behind the scenes below!

VIDEO: First Look From the Sitzprobe of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: First Look From the Sitzprobe of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances this month and we have our first look at the cast singing with the orchestra for the first time at the musical's sitzprobe.


Harvey Fierstein Frequently Asked Questions

What is Harvey Fierstein next theatre project?
Harvey Fierstein's next show will be Bye Bye Birdie which opens on 1/1/9999 on Washington, DC (Regional).

How many Broadway shows has Harvey Fierstein been in?
Harvey Fierstein has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Harvey Fierstein been in?
Harvey Fierstein has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Harvey Fierstein been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play (Tony Awards) for Torch Song , Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees () , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Casa Valentina , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots , Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Newsies , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Newsies the Musical , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Catered Affair , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Hairspray , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hairspray , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hairspray , Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy and Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy .

What awards has Harvey Fierstein won?
Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees (), Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Newsies, Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Hairspray, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hairspray, Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy Best Play (Tony Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy and Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Torch Song Trilogy.

How many shows has Harvey Fierstein written?
Harvey Fierstein has written 13 shows including International Stud (Playwright), Torch Song Trilogy (Playwright), Torch Song Trilogy (Playwright), La Cage aux Folles (Bookwriter), Spookhouse (Playwright), Safe Sex (Playwright), Legs Diamond (Bookwriter), Safe Sex (Playwright), A Catered Affair (Bookwriter), Newsies (Bookwriter), Kinky Boots (Bookwriter), Casa Valentina (Playwright), Bella Bella (AUthor).