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Harvey Fierstein

American actor

1954   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
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, theatrical 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, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Harvey Forbes Fierstein ( FIRE-steen; born June 6, 1954) is an American actor and playwright. He is best known for his theater work in Torch Song Trilogy and Hairspray and movie roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, and as the voice of Yao in Mulan and Mulan II. Fierstein won two Tony Awards, Best Actor in a Play and Best Play, for Torch Song Trilogy. He received his third Tony Award, Best Book of a Musical, for the musical La Cage aux Folles and his fourth, the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. Fierstein also wrote the book for the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, Newsies, and A Catered Affair. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2007.For his role on the television show Cheers, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
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Works

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The Sissy Duckling

2002 picture book by Harvey Fierstein

author: Harvey Fierstein
illustrator: Henry Cole

2002

Torch Song Trilogy

play written by Harvey Fierstein

author: Harvey Fierstein

Casa Valentina

play written by Harvey Fierstein

author: Harvey Fierstein

La Cage Aux Folles

author: Harvey Fierstein

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