Harvey Fierstein is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 6 june 1954 at Brooklyn (USA)
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Birth name Harvey Forbes FiersteinNationality USABirth 6 june 1954
(68 years) at Brooklyn (USA
Tony Award for Best Play, Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Theatre World Award
Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1954) 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.
Fierstein was born to Eastern European Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jacqueline Harriet (née Gilbert), a school librarian, and Irving Fierstein, a handkerchief manufacturer. Fierstein was raised in Conservative Judaism. He is non-observant and considers himself an atheist.
Fierstein occasionally writes columns about gay issues. He was openly gay at a time when very few celebrities were. His careers as a stand-up comic and female impersonator are mostly behind him. Fierstein resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut.