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Harveyfierstein
Harvey Fierstein
Biographical Information
Born June 6th, 1954
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Productions Mrs. Doubtfire as Frank
Mulan as Yao
The Sissy Duckling as Elmer
Hairspray as Edna Turnblad (original Broadway cast)
Mack & Mabel
Mulan 2 as Yao
Hair as Soloist
Fiddler on the Roof as Tevye
Rags as Avram Cohen
Sesame Street
A Catered Affair as Uncle Winston (original Broadway cast)
La Cage Aux Folles as Albin/Zaza
Recordings Mulan (original cast recording)
Hairspray (original cast recording)
Mulan 2 (film soundtrack)
A Catered Affair (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Baritone

Harvey Fierstein is an American actor and writer.

BiographyEdit

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Fierstein began as a stand-up comedian and female impersonator before becoming known as a playwright, devising The Torch Song Trilogy and La Cage Aux Folles. He also wrote the books for stage musicals Newsies and Kinky Boots.

Fierstein made his debut onstage and later his film debut in 1984's Garbo Talks, going on to appear in such films as Bullets Over Broadway, Death to Smoochy and the adaptation of his own play The Torch Song Trilogy. He also appeared as a voice actor on numerous occasions, including making guest appearances on The Simpsons and Family Guy.

SingingEdit

Fierstein initially sang on a few occasions onscreen, notably in his role as Yao in the Mulan series, before becoming known for stage roles due to his role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray.

Fierstein's stage successes would include playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof and Uncle Winston in his own piece A Catered Affair as well as playing Albin in a 2011 production of La Cage Aux Folles.

FilmEdit

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)Edit

  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker (contains solo lines)

Mulan (1998)Edit

  • I'll Make a Man Out of You (contains solo lines)
  • A Girl Worth Fighting For (contains solo lines)

The Sissy Duckling (1999)Edit

  • I'm Me! (contains solo lines)

Mulan 2 (2004)Edit

  • A Girl Worth Fighting For (Redux)(contains solo lines)

TelevisionEdit

Sesame Street (2007)Edit

  • Everything's Coming Up Noses (solo)

StageEdit

Hairspray (2002)(originated the role)Edit

  • Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now (contains solo lines)
  • Welcome to the '60s (contains solo lines)
  • Big, Blonde & Beautiful (contains solo lines)
  • The Big Dollhouse (contains solo lines)
  • (You're) Timeless to Me (duet)
  • You Can't Stop the Beat (contains solo lines)

Mack & Mabel (2003)Edit

  • Hit 'Em on the Head (contains solo lines)

Hair (2004)Edit

  • Air (solo)

Fiddler on the Roof (2005)Edit

  • Tradition
  • Sabbath Prayer
  • If I Were a Rich Man (solo)
  • To Life (contains solo lines)
  • Tevye's Monologue (solo)
  • Tevye's Dream (contains solo lines)
  • Sunrise, Sunset (contains solo lines)
  • Tevye's Rebuttal (solo)
  • Chavaleh (solo)
  • Anatevka

Rags (2006)Edit

  • Greenhorns
  • Children of the Wind (contains solo lines)
  • Rags (duet)
  • Three Sunny Rooms (duet)
  • Prayer (contains solo lines)
  • Finale

A Catered Affair (2008)(originated the role)Edit

  • Immediate Family (solo)
  • Coney Island (solo)
  • Coney Island (Reprise)(contains solo lines)

La Cage aux Folles (2011)Edit

  • A Little More Mascara (includes solo lines)
  • With You on My Arm (duet)
  • La Cage Aux Folles (includes solo lines)
  • I Am What I Am (solo)
  • Song on the Sand (reprise) (duet)
  • Masculinity (includes solo lines)
  • The Best of Times (includes solo lines)

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