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Danny Burstein Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
June 16, 1964 (56)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Burstein is a seven-time Tony Award nominee; for The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), South Pacific (2008), Follies (2012), Golden Boy (2013), Cabaret (2014), Fiddler on the Roof (2016), and Moulin Rouge! (2020). He has also won two Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received three ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 16, 1964 (56)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Burstein is a seven-time Tony Award nominee; for The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), South Pacific (2008), Follies (2012), Golden Boy (2013), Cabaret (2014), Fiddler on the Roof (2016), and Moulin Rouge! (2020). He has also won two Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received three ... (read complete bio)

Burstein is a seven-time Tony Award nominee; for The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), South Pacific (2008), Follies (2012), Golden Boy (2013), Cabaret (2014), Fiddler on the Roof (2016), and Moulin Rouge! (2020). He has also won two Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received three Grammy Award nominations. Burstein's performance as Harold Zidler in the stage adaptation of Moulin Rouge! on Broadway earned him the 2020 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance. His other Broadway credits include The Seagull (1992), Saint Joan (1993), and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2010).



Burstein's television work includes a feature-length episode of the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (2002) and a Staten Island father in the first season of Louie (2010). He appeared as different characters in six episodes of the original NBC drama series Law & Order (1995–2015), and also recurred as Lolly Steinman on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire (2010–11). Burstein currently recurs as D.A. Lewis Cormier on the series Evil. His film appearances include Transamerica (2005), Deception (2008), The Family Fang (2015), and Indignation (2016).

Danny Burstein Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Cabaret
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Cabaret
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Cabaret
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Golden Boy
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Danny Burstein, Talley's Folly
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Danny Burstein, Golden Boy
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Danny Burstein, Talley's Folly
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Danny Burstein, Golden Boy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Follies
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, Follies
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Follies
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, South Pacific
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Danny Burstein, South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, The Drowsy Chaperone