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Harvey Fierstein

American actor

1954   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Pratt Institute, High School of Art and Design
occupation: singer, playwright, voice actor, writer, screenwriter, stage actor, film actor, television actor, actor, author, theater director
award received: Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Theatre World Award, Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Tony Award

Harvey Forbes Fierstein ( FIRE-steen; born June 6, 1954) is an American actor, playwright, singer and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as Frank Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire and the voice of Yao in Mulan and Mulan II. Fierstein has won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his own play Torch Song Trilogy (about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family) and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. He also wrote the book for the musical La Cage aux Folles, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, and wrote the book for the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2007.
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