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Harvey Fierstein, playwright.

From the description of Spookhouse: typescript, 1981. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122378823

Harvey Fierstein, award-winning playwright, actor and gay rights activist, was born on June 6, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute in 1973. Aware of his sexuality as a young man, he appeared as a female impersonator in Manhattan nightclubs in his early teens. His career as an actor began in 1971 when he had the lead role as a lesbian maid in Andy Warhol's Pork. His first play, In Search of the Cobra Jewels, was produced in 1973. The International Stud, the first of three plays that eventually comprised the Torch Song Trilogy, was produced in 1976. Followed by Fugue in a Nursery and Widows and Children First, the trilogy won two Tony Awards, and was made into a movie, starring Fierstein, in 1988. Fierstein also won Tony Awards for his book for the musical La Cage aux Folles and for his role in the Broadway production of Hairspray. He has appeared in more than ten movies, and his voice has been featured on The Simpsons television show and in the Disney animated film, Legends of Mulan. His appearances on television include the 1994-1995 series, Daddy's Girls.

From the description of Harvey Fierstein papers, 1896-2008 (inclusive), 1971-2006 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702178769

Harvey Fierstein, award-winning playwright, actor and gay rights activist, was born on June 6, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute in 1973. Aware of his sexuality as a young man, he appeared as a female impersonator in Manhattan nightclubs in his early teens. His career as an actor began in 1971 when he had the lead role as a lesbian maid in Andy Warhol's Pork . His first play, In Search of the Cobra Jewels, was produced in 1973. The International Stud, the first of three plays that eventually comprised the Torch Song Trilogy, was produced in 1976. Followed by Fugue in a Nursery and Widows and Children First, the trilogy won two Tonys, and was made into a movie, starring Fierstein, in 1988. Fierstein also won Tonys for his book for the musical La Cage aux Folles and for his role in the Broadway production of Hairspray . He has appeared in more than ten movies, and his voice has been featured on The Simpsons television show and in the Disney animated film, Legends of Mulan . His appearances on television include the 1994-1995 series, Daddy's Girls, and Family Guy.

From the guide to the Harvey Fierstein papers, 1896-2008, 1971-2006, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1933-. Jerry Herman collection 1950-2003 (bulk 1960-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles Pierce papers, 1954-1998 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Epstein, Rob, 1955-.... The times of Harvey Milk / Rob Epstein, réal. ; Mark Isham, comp. ; Harvey Fierstein, voix. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Bock, Jerry. Fiddler on the roof / music by Jerry Bock ; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick ; book by Joseph Stein ; based on the Sholom Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl, 2004. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. La cage aux folles : the Broadway musical / music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ; book by Harvey Fierstein ; directed by Arthur Laurents. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Lee Snider Photograph Collection, 1977-2009 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Miscellaneous screen, stage, and radio scripts, ca. 1859-2007. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1931-. La cage aux folles : typescript, 2004. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Halsband, Robert, 1914-. Robert Halsband papers, 1708-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Harvey Fierstein papers, 1896-2008, 1971-2006 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Bucchino, John. A catered affair / music and lyrics by John Bucchino ; book by Harvey Fierstein ; based on the Turner Entertainment motion picture distributed by Warner Brothers and written by Gore Vidal, based on the original teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, 2008. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Lester Q. Strong papers, 1941-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Fierstein, Harvey, 1954-. Harvey Fierstein papers, 1896-2008 (inclusive), 1971-2006 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf FIERSTEIN, HARVEY. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Strong, Lester Q. Lester Q. Strong papers, 1941-1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Fierstein, Harvey, 1954-. Spookhouse: typescript, 1981. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Zero and Kate Mostel papers, 1915-1986 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Agor, Yaʻaḳov. 880-01 Sipur ahavah bi-sheloshah peraḳim. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
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associatedWith Bock, Jerry. person
associatedWith Bucchino, John. person
associatedWith Halsband, Robert, 1914- person
associatedWith Herman, Jerry, 1931- person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Mostel, Zero, 1915-1977 person
associatedWith Pierce, Charles, 1926-1999 person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Snider, Lee person
associatedWith Strong, Lester Q person
associatedWith Strong, Lester Q. person
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Gay dramatists
Homosexuality in motion pictures
Off--Broadway theater
LGBTQ resource
Gays and the performing arts
Gay authors
Female impersonators
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Narrators
Librettists
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Birth 1954-06-06

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