Harvey Fierstein is the author of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots (now playing on Broadway, in Toronto, on London’s West End, and around America, including this Australian production). In December 2016, he’ll star in (and adapt) NBC’s Hairspray Live!, recreating the role of Edna, which he originated on Broadway in 2003. In 2015, he also revised the books for NBC’s The Wiz Live! and the sold-out London production of Funny Girl. His other Broadway writing credits include the recent hits Newsies (Tony nomination) and Casa Valentina (Tony nomination), 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. His political editorials have been published in The New York Times, TV Guide 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 fifth printing. As an actor, Mr. Fierstein is known worldwide for his performances in films including Mrs. Doubtfire; Independence Day and Bullets Over Broadway; on stage in Hairspray (Tony Award); Fiddler on the Roof; La Cage aux Folles and Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award) 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.dence Day and Bullets Over Broadway; on stage in Hairspray (Tony Award), Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage aux Folles and Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award); 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.
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