Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein is the author of the recent Broadway hits Newsies (Tony nom.) and Casa Valentina (Tony nom.), as well as Torch Song Trilogy (Tony, Drama Desk and Obie Awards), La Cage aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk nominations), Safe Sex (Ace Award), Legs Diamond, Spookhouse, Flatbush Tosca, Common Ground and more. In 2015 he adapted the book of The Wiz for TV, and the following year he wrote and starred in the live television broadcast of Hairspray. Harvey has also penned a revised libretto for Funny Girl that ran in London to critical acclaim. His political editorials have been published in The New York Times 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 sixth printing. As an actor, Mr. Fierstein is known worldwide for his performances in films including Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, Death to Smoochy and Bullets Over Broadway; on stage in Hairspray (Tony Award), Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award), and most recently, in the Public Theater's production of Gently Down the Stream; 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." Harvey Fierstein was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2008.

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