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Fierstein, Harvey
Fierstein, Harvey

HARVEY FIERSTEIN won two Tony Awards for Torch Song Trilogy (Best Play, Best Actor).  He has also written the Tony-winning hit, Kinky Boots (now playing on four continents), as well as La Cage aux Folles (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, Common Ground and more. He recently rewrote and starred in the live TV broadcast of Hairspray.  In 2015-16 he adapted The Wiz for live TV broadcast, and penned a revised book for Funny Girl, which ran to critical acclaim in London.  His political editorials have been published in the New York Times, TV Guide and the Huffington Post, and broadcast on PBS’s “In the Life.” His children’s book, The Sissy Duckling (Humanitas Award), is now in its fifth printing. As an actor, Mr. Fierstein is known worldwide for his performances in films including Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, and Bullets Over Broadway, on stage in Hairspray (Tony Award), Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage aux Folles, and on TV shows such as “Smash,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Good Wife,” “Cheers” (Emmy nomination), “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” and “Nurse Jackie.”

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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.