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Harvey Fierstein Biography

 
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)
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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)

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

(winners are in red)

 
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