Fierstein, Harvey

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Fierstein, Harvey Gender: M
Harvey Forbes Fierstein
born on 6 June 1954 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Brooklyn (Kings County), New York, 40n38, 73w56
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°10' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°34 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 22°38'

Harvey Fierstein (at the 2009 Metropolitan Opera premiere)
photo: David Shankbone (1974–) link=Creator: wikidata:Q12899557 David Shankbone Alterna, license cc-by-3.0


American actor, playwright, singer and voice actor best known for his roles as Frank Hillard in the film Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and the voice of Yao in the animated films Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004). As one of the first openly gay celebrities in the United States, Fierstein helped make gay and lesbian life into viable subjects for contemporary drama "with no apologies and no climactic suicides".

Fierstein has won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his own play Torch Song Trilogy (which premiered on Broadway in 1982, 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 (2002). He also wrote the book for the 1983 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 narrated the 1984 documentary The Times of Harvey Milk, for which he won a News & Documentary Emmy Award. For his role on the TV series Cheers, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1992. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2007.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Lauper, Cyndi (born 22 June 1953). Notes: Collaborated on stage musical "Kinky Boots"


  • Work : Prize 2007 (American Theater Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Fierstein on Twitter: "I understand that II was born the 6th day of the 6th month at 6 AM. But why do people want to see my scalp?" (posted on his birthday, 6 June 2012) [1], "Harvey Fierstein faces 60, and another Tonys nod" (posted 27 May 2014) [2], "Did I get either of my WHOS OR WHOMS right? What the hell. English is a second language. I was born in Brooklyn" [3].


  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Gravelly)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Passions : Sexuality : Transvestite (Female impersonator)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Atheist
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Stage, film, TV, video)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy (Stand-up, etc)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Musicals)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (News & Documentary)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (American Theater)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Four)