Harvey Fierstein

Details
Debut: LaMaMa 1971 in Andy Warhol's Pork, followed by more than 60 Off Off-Broadway productions. Fierstein then wrote and performed a bevy of his own plays. Torch Song Trilogy opened Off Off-Broadway in 1981, transferred Off-Broadway in 1982 and then on to Broadway, garnering two Tony and two Drama Desk Awards (Best Play and Best Actor in a Play), an Obie and a Dramatists Guild Award and was nominated for the Olivier. Harvey also played Torch Song in L.A. and London. He won his third Tony Award for the book of La Cage aux Folles. His other plays include Safe Sex, Spookhouse and Forget Him. Film credits include Independence Day, Mrs. Doubtfire, Bullets Over Broadway, Disney's Mulan, The Times of Harvey Milk and Torch Song Trilogy. TV work includes "Cheers" (Emmy Award nomination), "Common Ground" (also co- wrote), "The Simpsons" and "Elmo Saves Christmas." For HBO he wrote and starred in "Tidy Endings" (ACE Award) and "The Sissy Duckling" (Humanitas Award). Mr. Fierstein is also a regular commentator on PBS' "In the Life." He's just published his children's book, The Sissy Duckling. In addition, he has made concert appearances across America and Europe.
 
Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Torch Song Second Stage Theatre 10/19/2017 Playwright
2 Safe Sex Actors' Playhouse 06/01/1991 Playwright
3 Spookhouse Playhouse 91 05/02/1984 Playwright
4 Torch Song Trilogy Actors' Playhouse 01/15/1982 Playwright
5 Fugue in a Nursery Orpheum Theatre 12/14/1979 Playwright
6 International Stud Players Theatre 05/22/1978 Playwright

Actor
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Gently Down the Stream Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater 04/05/2017 Beau
2 Safe Sex Actors' Playhouse 06/01/1991 Ghee
3 The Haunted Host Actors' Playhouse 04/19/1991 Jay Astor
4 Torch Song Trilogy Actors' Playhouse 01/15/1982 Arnold Beckoff
5 Fugue in a Nursery Orpheum Theatre 12/14/1979 Arnold
6 International Stud Players Theatre 05/22/1978 Arnold
Awards
Award Production
1 NOMINATED 1982 Drama Critics' Circle Award Runner-Up, Best American Play Torch Song Trilogy Playwright
2 WON 1982 Obie Award, Special Citation Torch Song Trilogy Playwright
3 WON 1983 Theatre World Award Torch Song Trilogy Actor