Harvey Forbes Fierstein 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.
- Known ForActing
- Born6 June 1954 (age 66)
- Place of BirthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.