Biography

Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1952) is a U.S. actor and playwright, noted for the early (1982) distinction of winning Tony Awards for both writing and playing the lead role in his long-running play Torch Song Trilogy, about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family, as well as writing the award-winning book to the musical La Cage aux Folles. He has since become a champion for gay civil rights.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Harvey Fierstein, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Harvey is also the co-creator of the Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical, Kinky Boots, alongside famed musician Cyndi Lauper.

Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1952) is a U.S. actor and playwright, noted for the early (1982) distinction of winning Tony Awards for both writing and playing the lead role in his long-running play Torch Song Trilogy, about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family, as well as writing the award-winning book to the musical La Cage aux Folles. He has since become a champion for gay civil rights.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Harvey Fierstein, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Harvey is also the co-creator of the Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical, Kinky Boots, alongside famed musician Cyndi Lauper.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1952-06-06

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Broadway 4D as Edna Turnblad
2017 Animal Crackers as Esmerelda (voice)
2016 Hairspray Live! as Edna Turnblad
2012 Foodfight! as Fat Cat Burglar
2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
2007 Words and Music by Jerry Herman as Himself
2006 Farce of the Penguins as Sheila (voice)
2005 How I Met Your Mother(1 episode)
2004 Mulan II as Yao
2004 Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis as Himself
2003 Duplex as Kenneth
2003 The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series
2002 Death to Smoochy as Merv Green
2000 Playing Mona Lisa as Bennett
2000 Common Ground as Don
1999 Family Guy(1 episode)
1998 Safe Men as Leo
1998 Mulan as Yao (voice)
1997 Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas as Easter Bunny
1997 Kull the Conqueror as Juba
1996 Everything Relative as The Moyle
1996 Independence Day as Marty Gilbert
1996 The Celluloid Closet as Himself
1995 Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde as Yves DuBois
1994 Bullets Over Broadway as Sid Loomis
1994 Daddy's Girls(13 episodes) as Dennis Sinclair
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire as Uncle Frank Hillard
1992 The Harvest as Bob Lakin
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1988 Tidy Endings
1988 MaMa's Pushcart
1988 Torch Song Trilogy as Arnold Beckoff
1986 Apology as The derelict
1984 Garbo Talks as Bernie Whitlock
1984 The Times of Harvey Milk as Narrator
1984 Miami Vice(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)

Writing

2017 Newsies: The Broadway MusicalBook
2016 Hairspray Live!Teleplay
2016 Hairspray Live!Writer
2000 Common GroundWriter
1988 Torch Song TrilogyScreenplay

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