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Nathan Lane

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Nathan Lane

Award-winning American actor of stage, screen, and television add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1956.

Countries: United States (70%), United Kingdom (13%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Matthew Broderick, Robin Williams, The Birdcage

Linked to: Roundabout Theatre Company, Saint Joseph's University, St. Peter's Preparatory High School, The School for Scandal

 

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Nathan Lane was born in 1956 add something


1982

He moved to New York City where, after a long struggle, his career began to take off, first with some brief success in the world of stand-up comedy with partner, Patrick Stack, and later with Off-Broadway productions at Second Stage Theatre, the Roundabout Theatre, the Manhattan Theatre Club, and his 1982 Broadway debut in a revival of Noël Coward's "Present Laughter" as Roland Maule with George C. Scott, Kate Burton, Dana Ivey, and Christine Lahti add something

 

Dana Carvey - He had a minor role in "Halloween II", and co-starred on "One of the Boys" in 1982, a short-lived television sitcom that starred Mickey Rooney, Nathan Lane, and Meg Ryan

 

Mickey Rooney - On television, starred in the short-lived sitcom, "One of the Boys", along with 2 unfamiliar young stars, Dana Carvey and Nathan Lane, in 1982


1983

His second Broadway appearance was in the 1983 musical "Merlin", starring Chita Rivera and magician Doug Henning add something


1986

Lisa Eichhorn - She made her New York theatre debut opposite Nathan Lane in "The Common Pursuit" in 1986, while playing Elizabeth Carlyle on "All My Children" for a year


1987

Jon Robin Baitz - Its 1987 success in L.A. led to an off-Broadway production with Nathan Lane the following year, which earned him a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding New Play


1990

The early 1990s began a stretch of successful Broadway shows for Lane add something

 

George DiCenzo - In the early 1990s, DiCenzo appeared on Broadway with Nathan Lane in "On Borrowed Time" directed by his friend George C. Scott


1991

In 1991, Lane starred with George C. Scott again in a revival of Paul Osborne's "On Borrowed Time" at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway add something


 

In 1992, he starred in the hit revival of "Guys and Dolls", receiving his first Tony nomination, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, playing the character who lent him his name, opposite Peter Gallagher and Faith Prince add something

 

In fact, in 1992 he won an Obie award for Sustained Excellence of Performance add something


1993

In 1993, he portrayed Sid Caesar-like Max Prince in Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor", inspired by Simon's early career writing sketches for "Your Show of Shows" add something


1994

In 1994 Lane voiced Timon, the meerkat, in Disney's blockbuster animated film The Lion King add something


 

He has received three Daytime Emmy nominations for "George and Martha", "Timon and Pumbaa" and "Teacher's Pet", and won two Daytime Emmy awards, in 1995 for Disney's "Timon and Pumbaa" and in 2000 for Disney's "Teacher's Pet" add something

 

Lane performed in 1995's "The Wizard of Oz in Concert" at Lincoln Center to benefit the Children's Defense Fund add something


 

In 1996, he starred in the hit revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", for which he won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards add something

 

The performance was originally broadcast on Turner Network Television , and issued on CD and video in 1996 add something

 

Scott Rudin - In 1996, Rudin produced the revival of the Stephen Sondheim and Larry Gelbart musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", which starred Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella and Mark Linn-Baker

 

La Cage aux Folles (film) - In 1996, an American remake titled "The Birdcage", directed by Mike Nichols, was released, relocated to South Beach, Miami, and stars Robin Williams and Nathan Lane

 

Gene Hackman - In 1996, he took a comedic turn as ultra-conservative Senator Kevin Keeley in The Birdcage with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.

 

The Birdcage - "'The Birdcage"' is a 1996 American comedy film, directed by Mike Nichols and stars Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest


 

In 1999, he won the People's Choice award for Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series add something

 

Eddie Lawrence - The music was eventually found in 1999, and a 2004 studio cast album was recorded with stars including Nathan Lane, Carol_Burnett, Bernadette Peters and Tommy Tune


2000

In 2000, he starred in the Roundabout revival of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" as Sheridan Whiteside, with Jean Smart and Harriet Harris add something


2001

Henry Goodman - He took over for Nathan Lane in the Broadway production of "The Producers" in 2001, but his interpretation of Max Bialystock met with the disfavour of the producers of the show and he was replaced by Lane's understudy Brad Oscar in the role before he could be seen by reviewers


2003

Laurie Metcalf - She subsequently appeared with Norm Macdonald on "The Norm Show" , which ran for three seasons, and was a regular character on the 2003 Nathan Lane series "Charlie Lawrence", which was cancelled after the airing of two episodes

 

Robert Luketic - The 2003 film, produced by Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher at Red Wagon, stars Kate Bosworth, Nathan Lane, Josh_Duhamel and Topher Grace


2004

He declined the role of Tevye in the 2004 Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" because he didn't want to be seen as always following in Mostel's footsteps add something

 

He later replaced Richard Dreyfuss in the role in 2004 at London 's Theatre Royal Drury Lane at the last minute, and went on to win the Olivier award as Best Actor in a Musical add something

 

Their collaboration continued when he revised the original book for and starred in the Broadway debut of the composer's "The Frogs" at Lincoln Center in 2004 add something

 

Lee Evans (comedian) - From 2004 to 2005 he played Leo Bloom in the London production of "The Producers" along with Nathan Lane, with whom he starred in "MouseHunt", in which they played brothers


2005

In 2005, Lane rejoined his "Producers" co-star Matthew Broderick for a successful limited run of "The Odd Couple" add something

 

John Treacy Egan - Egan was in the 2005 film "The Producers" with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, as First Nighter

 

Brad Garrett - In 2005, Garrett appeared on Broadway playing Murray the Cop in the revival of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick

 

Olivia d'Abo - On stage, she appeared in the 2005 Broadway production of "The Odd Couple" with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane

 

Matthew Broderick - Broderick reunited with his co-star from "The Lion King" and "The Producers", Nathan Lane, in "The Odd Couple", which opened on Broadway in October 2005


2006

In 2006 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008 he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame add something

 

In 2006, he took on a primarily dramatic role in a revival of Simon Gray's "Butley", having played the role to great success at The Huntington Theater in Boston in 2004 add something

 

He and Broderick were awarded adjacent stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a joint ceremony on January 9, 2006 add something


2007

Tom Wopat - Wopat, along with Nathan Lane, took part in a workshop of a new musical, "Catch Me If You Can", in July 2007


2008

In 2008, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame add something


2009

Waiting for Godot - A 2009 Broadway revival of the play starring Nathan Lane, John_Goodman, John Glover and Bill Irwin was nominated for three Tony *awards: Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play , and Best Costume Design of a Play

 

Terrence Mann - In November 2009, he originated the role of Mal Beineke opposite Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth in the Chicago tryout of a musical adaptation of "The Addams Family"


2010

Bebe Neuwirth - In 2010, she returned to Broadway to create the role of Morticia Addams in the original production of "The Addams Family" opposite Nathan Lane

 

Stephen Sondheim - The New York City Center birthday celebration and benefit concert on April 26, 2010 featured : Michael Cerveris, Alexander Gemignani, Donna Murphy, Debra Monk, Joanna Gleason, Maria Friedman, Mark Jacoby, Len Cariou, B.D. Wong, Claybourne Elder, Alexander Hanson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Raul Esparza, Sutton Foster, Nathan Lane, Michele Pawk, the original cast of "Into the Woods"; Kim Crosby, Chip Zien, Danielle Ferland, & Ben Wright, Angela Lansbury, and Jim Walton


2012

Cheyenne Jackson - In 2012, Cheyenne Jackson and Nathan Lane were cast as series leads in the USA Network comedy pilot "Local Talent"


2013

In the spring of 2013, he returned to Broadway in "The Nance", a new play by Douglas Carter Beane; a Lincoln Center production directed by Jack O'Brien add something

 

Leigh Zimmerman - She has appeared on Broadway in "The Will Rogers Follies", "Crazy for You" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" with Nathan Lane and in London's West End in "The Seven Year Itch", "Chicago", "The Producers" and "A Chorus Line ", for which she won an Olivier *award in 2013

 

Cady Huffman - She appears alongside her The Producers co-star Nathan Lane in The Nance which opened on Broadway April 15, 2013


2014

In fall of 2014 he will be part of an all-star ensemble for Terrence McNally's revised and updated It's Only A Play, with F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, and in February 2015 he will reprise the role of Hickey in the Robert Falls production of The Iceman Cometh at BAM. add something

 

Rupert Grint - In June 2014, it was announced that Grint will make his Broadway debut on October 9, 2014, as Frank Finger in the play "It's Only a Play" at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, appearing alongside Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Stockard_Channing, and Megan Mullally


2015

In February 2015 he reprised the role of Hickey in the Robert Falls production of "The Iceman Cometh" to great acclaim at the Brooklyn Academy of Music add something

 

On November 17, 2015, Lane married his long-time partner, theater producer and writer, Devlin Elliott add something

 

The Carnival of the Animals - On December 31, 2015, PBS' Live From Lincoln Center presented the piece with new narration presented by Nathan Lane


2016

O.J. Simpson," premiering on the &FX (FX_(TV_channel)) channel in February 2016 add something

 

In April 2016, Lane was reported to have joined the principal cast of Shawn Christensen's independent feature film "Sidney Hall", set to begin filming later in the month add something

 

A second book, "Naughty Mabel Sees It All" will be released in October 2016 add something


2017

Roy Cohn - In the 2017 Royal National Theatre production, Nathan Lane played Cohn


2019

In March 2019, Lane starred in the Broadway show "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus" at the Booth Theatre add something