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Fierstein, Harvey
HARVEY FIERSTEIN made his professional debut at La Mama in Andy Warhol's only play, Pork. Following 60 OOB appearances, including several plays he authored, his Torch Song Trilogy opened OOB in 1980, ultimately making it to Broadway in 1982, winning him two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards and the Dramatist Guild Award. Fierstein, who won his third Tony for the book of La Cage aux Folles, also wrote Safe Sex, Spookhouse and Legs Diamond. Film appearances include Independence Day, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Bullets Over Broadway; television credits include "Sesame Street," "Tidy Endings" (ACE Award), "Cheers" (Emmy nomination) and numerous editorials aired on LOGO and PBS. Fierstein has provided voices for "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," the HBO special "The Sissy Duckling" (Humanitas Award as Author) and narrated the Oscar-winning "The Times of Harvey Milk." His Op Ed's and articles have been published in The New York Times, TV Guide and National Lampoon. For his performance in Hairspray, Fierstein received Drama Desk, Drama League (Outstanding Performance of the Year), and New York Magazine Awards and his fourth Tony. Most recently he appeared on Broadway as Tevye in the record-breaking revival of Fiddler on the Roof. He was recently inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

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    In 2008 A CATERED AFFAIR closed on Broadway after 116 performances and three Tony nominations.
    The birthday of Harvey Fierstein, award-winning Broadway actor and writer of shows including A CATERED AFFAIR and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.
    In 2008 A CATERED AFFAIR opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater for 116 performances, with a score by John Bucchino and a book by Harvey Fierstein. It is nominated for three Tony Awards.