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Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Forbes Fierstein is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor. 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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Jun 6, 1954 In Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Miami Vice 1984-09-16
Latest Project:
Movie Three Little Pigs 2022
Known For
Poster of The Making of the Wiz Live!
Poster of Mulan II
Poster of Mulan
Poster of Independence Day
Movie Three Little Pigs The Big Bad Wolf (Voice) 2022
Movie Disarm Hate Narrator 2020-03-15
Movie Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles Himself 2019-08-23
Series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance skekAyuk (The Gourmand) (voice) 2019-08-30
Movie Animal Crackers Esmerelda (voice) 2017-06-12
Series Big Mouth Older Guy Town Resident (voice) 2017-09-29
Movie Hairspray Live! Edna Turnblad 2016-12-07
Series Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Self 2016-02-08
Movie The Making of the Wiz Live! Himself 2015-11-25
Series BoJack Horseman Harvey Fierstein (voice) 2014-08-22
Series Smash Harvey Fierstein 2012-02-06
Movie Foodfight! Fat Cat Burglar 2012-06-15
Movie Words and Music by Jerry Herman Himself 2007-04-01
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
Movie Farce of the Penguins Sheila (voice) 2007-07-14
Movie The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays Host 2006-05-02
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards Host 2005-08-07
Series How I Met Your Mother Lily's Smoking Voice (voice) 2005-09-19
Movie Mulan II Yao (voice) 2004-11-03
Movie Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis Himself 2004-05-05
Movie The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series Unknown 2003-01-01
Movie Duplex Kenneth 2003-09-26
Movie Death to Smoochy Merv Green 2002-03-28
Movie Common Ground Don 2000-01-29
Movie Playing Mona Lisa Bennett 2000-05-01
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie The Sissy Duckling Elmer 1999-09-14
Movie Double Platinum Gary Millstein 1999-05-16
Movie Mulan Yao (voice) 1998-06-18
Movie Safe Men Leo 1998-08-17
Movie Kull the Conqueror Juba 1997-08-29
Movie Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas Easter Bunny 1997-09-03
Movie The Celluloid Closet Himself 1996-01-30
Movie Independence Day Marty Gilbert 1996-06-25
Movie Everything Relative The Moyle 1996-09-13
Movie The Making of 'Independence Day' Himself 1996-06-29
Movie Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde Yves DuBois 1995-08-25
Series Daddy's Girls Dennis Sinclair 1994-09-21
Movie Bullets Over Broadway Sid Loomis 1994-10-14
Movie Mrs. Doubtfire Frank 1993-11-24
Movie The Harvest Bob Lakin 1992-10-16
Series The Simpsons Karl (voice) 1989-12-17
Movie MaMa's Pushcart Unknown 1988-01-01
Movie Tidy Endings Unknown 1988-08-14
Movie Torch Song Trilogy Arnold Beckoff 1988-01-01
Movie Apology The derelict 1986-07-27
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Garbo Talks Bernie Whitlock 1984-10-12
Movie The Times of Harvey Milk Narrator (voice) 1984-10-07