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Harvey Fierstein

 
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 (67)

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

Keenan Scott II and Harvey Fierstein Photo

Keenan Scott II and Harvey Fierstein

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Harvey Fierstein

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Harvey Fierstein and Jordan Roth Photo

Harvey Fierstein and Jordan Roth

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Harvey Fierstein and Jordan Roth Photo

Harvey Fierstein and Jordan Roth

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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

Photos: First Look at KINKY BOOTS at The John W. Engeman Theater Photo Photos: First Look at KINKY BOOTS at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2022

The John W. Engeman Theater officially opened their production of KINKY BOOTS on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The show runs now through Sunday, July 3, 2022.

Photos: The Cast of KINKY BOOTS Takes Curtain Call Bows Photo Photos: The Cast of KINKY BOOTS Takes Curtain Call Bows
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2022

The John W. Engeman Theater celebrated opening night of their production of KINKY BOOTS on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Photos: The Cast of KINKY BOOTS at The John W. Engeman Theater Celebrates Opening Nig Photo Photos: The Cast of KINKY BOOTS at The John W. Engeman Theater Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 22, 2022

The John W. Engeman Theater celebrated opening night of their production of KINKY BOOTS on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The show runs now through Sunday, July 3, 2022. KINKY BOOTS is the freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical and the winner of every major award, including the Tony Award for Best Musical! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein, this 'dazzling, sassy, and uplifting musical takes you from the floor of a men's shoe factory to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! This joyous story, inspired by true-life events, is the ultimate fun night out. Come experience the energy, joy, and laughter of this dazzling show!

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

CANNABIS! A VIPER VAUDEVILLE to be Presented by HERE and La MaMa Photo CANNABIS! A VIPER VAUDEVILLE to be Presented by HERE and La MaMa
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

The Obie Award-winning HERE will present the HERE Artist Residency Program production of Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville. 

BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals Returns with Disney's Triumphant, High-Energy Musical NEW Photo BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals Returns with Disney's Triumphant, High-Energy Musical NEWSIES
by Michael Quintos - May 18, 2022

After a two-year delay due to COVID, this long-awaited So. Cal. production of NEWSIES---currently on stage at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts through May 29, 2022---marks the much-anticipated live and in-person return of 3-D Theatricals. The wait, as the saying goes, was worth it.

Michael Oberholtzer and Harvey Fierstein Will Be Honored at the 76th Annual Theatre W Photo Michael Oberholtzer and Harvey Fierstein Will Be Honored at the 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation, that Michael Oberholtzer (Take Me Out) will receive the 13th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein will receive the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

KINKY BOOTS, JERSEY BOYS & More Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musical Photo KINKY BOOTS, JERSEY BOYS & More Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO will present its 2022 Summer of Musicals with an array of six joyful, award-winning musicals, celebrating its 76th season. The summer lineup showcases the best of national, regional and local talent and features stunning production enhancements, like its new video wall and immersive entertainment experiences beyond the stage.

KINKY BOOTS Comes to Omaha Community Playhouse This Month Photo KINKY BOOTS Comes to Omaha Community Playhouse This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) production of Kinky Boots will open Friday, May 27, 2022. The show will run in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre through June 26 with performances Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are on sale now starting at $25 with prices varying by performance.

Wake Up With BWW 5/16: Lizzo Sings MOULIN ROUGE! on TikTok and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/16: Lizzo Sings MOULIN ROUGE! on TikTok and More!
by - May 16, 2022

Today's top stories include show cancellations this weekend due to COVID, which include Moulin Rouge!, The Skin of Our Teeth, and SUFFS. Plus, watch Lizzo sing from Moulin Rouge! and more!

Harvey Fierstein Videos

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! The musical will have its first preview at the August Wilson on March 26 and officially open on April 24. 

VIDEO: Jane Lynch Talks FUNNY GIRL on the TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jane Lynch Talks FUNNY GIRL on the TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Mar 11, 2022

Jane Lynch appeared on the third hour of TODAY this morning to discuss her return to Broadway in Funny Girl. ynch plays Mrs. Rosie Brice in the highly-anticipated revival. Watch Lynch discuss the upcoming production, plus The Weakest Link, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Only Murders in the Building, and more!

VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL VideoVIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances this month! Check out all new footage from rehearsals!

VIDEO: Kevin O'Neill Issues Video Update On John W. Engeman Theater VideoVIDEO: Kevin O'Neill Issues Video Update On John W. Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2022

Watch as Executive Producer Kevin O'Neill gives an update on air filtration and the upcoming season at The John W. Engeman Theater! The venue has replaced all their air filtration systems, and has gone to great measures that exceed the state and CDC guidelines using MERV-16 filters.

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Pitches A New Broadway Musical to Nathan Lane VideoVIDEO: Seth Meyers Pitches A New Broadway Musical to Nathan Lane
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2021

Seth hilariously explained his new idea for 'Cicada, Cicada: the Musical' to Nathan Lane, which also features Christine Baranski and Harvey Fierstein.

VIDEO: Get An Extended Look at KINKY BOOTS at Paramount Theatre VideoVIDEO: Get An Extended Look at KINKY BOOTS at Paramount Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 1, 2021

Nearly 16 months after dimming its famous marquee due to COVID-19, Aurora’s Paramount Theatre has started rehearsals for its 10th Anniversary Broadway Series season opener, Kinky Boots, marking a pivotal moment for the second largest subscription house in the nation as it returns to live performances!  Get an extended look at the production here!

VIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks GAME OF TALENTS on TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks GAME OF TALENTS on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2021

Wayne Brady joins Hoda and Jenna to discuss hosting and executive producing the competition-variety show ‚ÄúGame of Talents.‚ÄĚ He also talks about being a father to his daughter, Maile Masako Brady, who is going off to college in the fall.

VIDEO: Joel Grey, Harvey Fierstein, Alex Brightman, and More Perform 'I'm Still Here' VideoVIDEO: Joel Grey, Harvey Fierstein, Alex Brightman, and More Perform 'I'm Still Here' to Commemorate One Year Since Broadway Shut Down
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2021

A group of Broadway stars came together, virtually, to commemorate one year since Broadway shut down. The video from Thomas Ellenson features the performers singing Stephen Sondheim's 'I'm Still Here.'

VIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer' VideoVIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer'
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2020

Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year in the Jewish faith. In celebration and in recognition of the High Holidays beginning this Shabbat, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has sahred this stirring version of Sabbath Prayer, created virtually by cast members from the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.


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).