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Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(born Joseph Lane; February 3, 1956) is an American actor and writer. He is known for his roles as Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit
Nathan Detroit
in Guys and Dolls, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, his voice work in The Lion King
The Lion King
as Timon and Stuart Little
Stuart Little
as Snowbell, and his recurring roles on Modern Family, The Good Wife, and The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story as F. Lee Bailey. In 2006, Lane received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.[1][2]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1970s–1980s 2.2 1990s 2.3 2000s 2.4 2010s

3 Personal life 4 Television work 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Stage 5.4 Other

6 Awards and nominations

6.1 Television 6.2 Primetime Emmy Awards 6.3 Daytime Emmy Awards 6.4 Film 6.5 Stage 6.6 Tony Awards 6.7 Other

7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Lane was born Joseph Lane in Jersey City, New Jersey, on February 3, 1956.[3] His father, Daniel, was a truck driver and an aspiring tenor who died in 1967 from alcoholism when Lane was eleven. His mother, Nora, was a housewife and secretary who suffered from manic depression and died in 2000.[4][5][6] He has two older brothers, Daniel Jr. and Robert.[7] Lane's parents were Catholics of Irish descent.[8] He was named after his uncle, a Jesuit priest.[9] Lane attended Catholic schools in Jersey City, including Jesuit-run St. Peter's Preparatory High School, where he was voted Best Actor in 1974, and years later received the 2011 Prep Hall of Fame Professional Achievement Award.[10] Career[edit] 1970s–1980s[edit] Accepted to Saint Joseph's University
Saint Joseph's University
in Philadelphia on a drama scholarship, he was accompanied on what was supposed to be his first day there by his older brother Dan. Discovering that the scholarship would not cover enough of his expenses, he decided to leave, and work for a year to earn some money. "I remember him saying to me, 'College is for people who don't know what they want to do,'" his brother said.[7] Because there already was a Joseph Lane registered with Actors Equity, he changed his name to Nathan after the character Nathan Detroit
Nathan Detroit
from the musical Guys and Dolls.[11] 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,[12][13] and later with Off-Broadway productions at Second Stage Theatre, the Roundabout Theatre, and the Manhattan Theatre Club.[citation needed] He made his Broadway debut in a 1982 revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter
Present Laughter
as Roland Maule (Drama Desk nomination) with George C. Scott, Kate Burton, Dana Ivey, and Christine Lahti.[14] His second Broadway appearance was in the 1983 musical Merlin, starring Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
and magician Doug Henning. This was followed by Wind in the Willows
Wind in the Willows
as Mr. Toad, Some Americans Abroad at Lincoln Center, and the national tour of Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.[15] Off-Broadway productions included Love
Love
(the musical version of Murray Schisgal's Luv),[16] Measure for Measure
Measure for Measure
directed by Joseph Papp
Joseph Papp
in Central Park, for which he received the St. Clair Bayfield Award,[17] The Common Pursuit, The Film Society, In a Pig's Valise, She Stoops to Conquer,[18] The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor
and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He also appeared at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in The School for Scandal and John Guare's Moon Over Miami.[19] 1990s[edit] In 1991, Lane appeared with George C. Scott
George C. Scott
again in a revival of Paul Osborne's On Borrowed Time
On Borrowed Time
at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway.[20] In 1992, he starred in the hit revival of Guys and Dolls, playing Nathan Detroit, the character who lent him his name, opposite Peter Gallagher
Peter Gallagher
and Faith Prince.[21] For this performance, he received his first Tony nomination,[22] as well as Drama Desk[23] and Outer Critics Circle Awards.[24] In 1992, he won an Obie Award
Obie Award
for Sustained Excellence of Performance.[25] His professional association with his close friend the playwright Terrence McNally, whom he met in 1987,[26] includes roles in The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel
Lucille Lortel
Awards),[27][28] Bad Habits, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards),[27][29][30] Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams, which opened in 2005 (Drama Desk nomination),[31][32] The Last Mile on PBS Great Performances, and the film version of Frankie and Johnny. The early 1990s began a stretch of successful Broadway shows for Lane. 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.[33] 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.[15] In 1998, he appeared Off-Broadway in Jon Robin Baitz's revised 1984 comedy, Mizlansky/Zilinsky or 'Schmucks'.[34][35] His association with Sondheim began with the workshop of Assassins.[citation needed] in 1989. In 1999, he appeared with Victor Garber in the workshop of Wise Guys (later retitled Road Show).[36] His collaboration with Sondheim continued when Lane revised the original book for and starred in the Broadway debut of the composer's The Frogs
The Frogs
at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
in 2004.[37] The Sondheim song, "Little Dream,"[38] in the film The Birdcage, a role for which Lane received his first Golden Globe
Golden Globe
nomination,[39] was supposedly written especially for him.[citation needed] This was followed by the dark comedy Mousehunt, one of the first films to come out of the newly formed DreamWorks Studios, in which he co-starred with British comedian Lee Evans and Christopher Walken. It was also the feature film debut of Gore Verbinski, who later went on to direct Pirates of the Caribbean. In 1994, Lane voiced Timon, the meerkat, in Disney's blockbuster animated film The Lion King
The Lion King
and reprised the role in its sequels.[40] In 1995, Lane voiced the meerkat in the early episodes of Timon & Pumbaa.[41] In 1995, he played the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz in Concert at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
to benefit the Children's Defense Fund.[42] The performance was originally broadcast on Turner Network Television (TNT).[43] In 1999, he appeared in the Encores! concert revival of Do Re Mi at City Center.[44][45] That same year he also voiced the role of Snowbell in the family film Stuart Little, opposite his Life With Mikey co-star Michael J. Fox. 2000s[edit] Lane starred in the Roundabout revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner as Sheridan Whiteside, with Jean Smart
Jean Smart
and Harriet Harris in 2000.[46] In 2001, he starred as Max Bialystock
Max Bialystock
in the blockbuster musical version of Mel Brooks's The Producers, a role that earned him his second Tony as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards.[47] The following year he would go on to reprise his role as Snowbell in Stuart Little
Stuart Little
2 and appear as Vincent Crummles in a film adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby. In 2004, he replaced Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
in The Producers in the West End. Dreyfuss was let go just a week before the show's first preview at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. [48] Lane went on to win the Olivier Award as Best Actor in a Musical.[49] His performance in the film version, opposite Broadway co-star, Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom, earned him his second Golden Globe
Golden Globe
nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.[50] In 2003 he starred Off-Broadway in Trumbo: Red, White, and Blacklisted.[51] In 2005, Lane rejoined Broderick for a successful limited run of The Odd Couple.[52] 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
Boston
in 2003.[53][54] He and Broderick received adjacent stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
in a joint ceremony on January 9, 2006,[55] and were immortalized in wax as Max and Leo at Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds
Museum in New York City
New York City
on January 16, 2009.[56] In 2008, he played the President of the United States in the David Mamet
David Mamet
political satire, November, directed by Joe Mantello.[57] This was followed by the critically acclaimed 2009 revival of Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination)[58] in which he played Estragon opposite Bill Irwin's Vladimir.[59] He was a 2008 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.[60] 2010s[edit] In 2010, Lane starred in the musical version of The Addams Family as Gomez (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations).[61] Committed to starring in a revival of the Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
play The Iceman Cometh at Chicago's Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre
in 2012, Lane assumed the role of Hickey, with Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
playing the role of Larry Slade in a production directed by the Goodman's Artistic Director, Robert Falls.[12] Receiving rave reviews,[62][63] it won six Jeff Awards, including Best Ensemble, Director, and Production,[64] and is the most successful show to date in the theater's history.[65] In the spring of 2013, Lane returned to Broadway in The Nance, a Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
production of new play by Douglas Carter Beane that was directed by Jack O'Brien. For this performance, he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations and won the Outer Critics Circle Award and the 2013 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.[66][67] The play aired on PBS Live From Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
in 2014.[68] In autumn 2014, he appeared in an all-star ensemble of 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.[69] The show became one of the biggest hits of the season.[70] 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.[71][72] He later returned to the Broadway run of It's Only a Play.[73] In March 2016, he opened the play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit Off-Broadway. In fall of 2016 he returned to Broadway to rave reviews in an all-star revival of Hecht and MacArthur's The Front Page, directed by Jack O'Brien and produced by Scott Rudin. He played the ruthless editor Walter Burns opposite John Slattery
John Slattery
as Hildy Johnson and John Goodman
John Goodman
as Sheriff Hartman,[74] for which he received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award nominations. Following that he played Roy Cohn
Roy Cohn
with Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
as Prior Walter in the revival of Angels in America, directed by Marianne Elliott at the Lyttlelton Theatre of the National Theatre of Great Britain. Lane reprised his portrayal on Broadway at the Neil Simon
Neil Simon
Theatre, opposite the National Theatre cast, with Lee Pace replacing Russell Tovey. Personal life[edit] When Lane told his mother at age 21 that he was gay, she told him "I would rather you were dead," to which he replied, "I knew you'd understand."[4][75] Lane publicly came out after the death of Matthew Shepard,[4] and has been a long-time board member of and fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS,[76] and has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign,[77] Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation,[78] The Trevor Project,[79] and the Matthew Shepard
Matthew Shepard
Foundation for his work in the LGBT
LGBT
community. On November 17, 2015, Lane married his long-time partner, theater producer and writer Devlin Elliott.[80][81] Television work[edit] His television credits include One of the Boys with Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
and Dana Carvey, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, the title role in The Man Who Came to Dinner, broadcast live on PBS, The Nance for Live From Lincoln Center, the voices of the title characters in two Disney animated series, Teacher's Pet and Timon & Pumbaa, as well as George and Martha
George and Martha
on HBO. In addition to recurring roles on Modern Family and The Good Wife, he has made guest appearances on Miami Vice, Mad About You, Sex and the City, Frasier, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Absolutely Fabulous, 30 Rock, Difficult People
Difficult People
and The Blacklist.[82] He played F. Lee Bailey
F. Lee Bailey
in the first-season episodes of American Crime Story, titled The People vs. O.J. Simpson, premiering on the FX channel in February 2016. It received 22 Emmy nominations and went on to win the Emmy for Best Limited Series, Mini-Series or Television MovIe.[83] He has hosted Saturday Night Live,[84] The Tony Awards
The Tony Awards
(once as host for the 50th anniversary telecast, and three as co-host, with Glenn Close and Gregory Hines; Rosie O'Donnell; and Matthew Broderick respectively),[85][86][87][88] and appeared on Great Performances (Alice In Wonderland, The Last Mile, Guys and Dolls: Off The Record, My Favorite Broadway: The Love
Love
Songs, Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp With Mel Brooks, and as host of the 30th anniversary telecast, A Celebration in Song).[89][90][91][92][93][94] He has starred in two television films, The Boys Next Door and Laughter on the 23rd Floor.[82] With the Boston
Boston
Pops, he performed a tribute concert of Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
material, as well as appeared in the Harry Connick Christmas Special; Merry Christmas, George Bailey; The Wizard of Oz in Concert; and A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa. His attempts at a regular series of his own, Encore! Encore! and Charlie Lawrence were ratings disappointments.[95][96] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1987 Ironweed Harold Allen

1990 The Lemon Sisters Charlie Sorrell

1990 Joe Versus the Volcano Baw, Waponi Advance Man

1991 He Said, She Said Wally Thurman

1991 Frankie and Johnny Tim

1993 Addams Family Values Desk Sergeant

1993 Life with Mikey Ed Chapman

1994 The Lion King Timon Voice

1995 Jeffrey Father Dan Nominated—American Comedy
Comedy
Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

1996 The Birdcage Albert Goldman American Comedy
Comedy
Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated— Chicago
Chicago
Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated— Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated— MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (with Robin Williams) Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

1997 MouseHunt Ernest "Ernie" Smuntz

1998 The Lion King
The Lion King
II: Simba's Pride Timon Voice

1998 The Emperor's New Clothes: An All-Star Illustrated Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale The Imperial Dresser Voice

1999 Stuart Little Snowbell Voice

1999 At First Sight Phil

1999 Get Bruce! Himself Documentary

2000 Titan A.E. Preed Voice

2000 Love's Labours Lost Costard

2000 Isn't She Great Irving Mansfield

2000 Trixie Kirk Stans

2002 Stuart Little
Stuart Little
2 Snowbell Voice

2002 Nicholas Nickleby Vincent Crummles National Board of Review Award for Best Ensemble

2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Mysterious Disco Man

2004 The Lion King
The Lion King
1½ Timon Voice

2004 Teacher's Pet Spot AKA Scott Leadready Voice

2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Richard Levy the Driven

2005 The Producers Max Bialystock Nominated— Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

2007 Trumbo Himself Documentary

2008 Swing Vote Art Crumb

2009 Astro Boy Hammegg Voice

2010 The Nutcracker Uncle Albert

2012 Mirror Mirror Brighton

2013 The English Teacher Mr. Kapinas

2016 No Pay, Nudity Herschel Thalkin

2016 Carrie Pilby Dr. Petrov

2018 The Vanishing of Sidney Hall Harold

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1981 Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls Stage Manager Television movie

1982 One of the Boys Johnathan Burns 13 episodes

1983 Great Performances Mouse Episode: "Alice in Wonderland"

1985 Miami Vice Morty Price Episode: "Buddies"

1989–1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Bing Shalimar 3 episodes

1995 Frasier Phil Episode: "Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice..." Nominated— Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy
Comedy
Series

1995 Timon & Pumbaa Timon Voice 10 episodes Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program

1996 The Boys Next Door Norman Bulansky Television movie

1998 Mad About You Nathan Twilley Episode: "Good Old Reliable Nathan" Nominated— Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy
Comedy
Series

1998–1999 Encore! Encore! Joseph Pinoni 13 episodes

1999–2000 George and Martha George Voice 26 episodes Nominated— Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program

2000–2002 Teacher's Pet Spot Helperman Voice 39 episodes Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program

2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Max Prince Television movie

2002 Sex and the City Bobby Fine Episode: "I Love
Love
a Charade"

2003 Charlie Lawrence Charlie Lawrence 7 episodes

2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm Nathan Lane Episode: "Opening Night"

2004 Absolutely Fabulous Kunz Episode: "White Box"

2007 30 Rock Eddie Donaghy Episode: "The Fighting Irish"

2010–2017 Modern Family Pepper Saltzman 9 episodes Nominated— Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy
Comedy
Series (2011, 2013–14)

2012–2014 The Good Wife Clarke Hayden 15 episodes Nominated— Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

2014 The Money Gordon McCarren HBO pilot

2016 The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story F. Lee Bailey 8 episodes

2016 Difficult People Himself Episode: "Kessler Epstein Foundation"

2016 Maya & Marty Connor Grayfield Episode: "Steve Martin & Tina Fey"

2018 The Blacklist Abraham Stern Episode: "Abraham Stern"

Stage[edit]

Year Production Role Category

1978 A Midsummer Night's Dream Francis Flute Off-Broadway

1982 Present Laughter Roland Maule Broadway

1983 Merlin[disambiguation needed] Prince Fergus Broadway

1984 Love[disambiguation needed] Harry Berlin Off-Broadway

She Stoops to Conquer Tony Lumpkin Off-Broadway

1985 Measure for Measure Pompey Off-Broadway

Wind in the Willows Toad Broadway

1986 The Common Pursuit Nick Finchling Broadway

1987 Claptrap Harvey Wheatcraft Off-Broadway

Broadway Bound Stanley National tour

1988 The Film Society Jonathan Balton Off-Broadway

1989 In a Pig's Valise James Taxi Off-Broadway

The Lisbon Traviata Mendy Off-Broadway

Assassins Sam Byck New York Reading

1990 Bad Habits Jason Pepper, M.D./Hugh Gumbs Off–Broadway

Some Americans Abroad Henry McNeil Broadway

1991 Lips Together, Teeth Apart Sam Truman Off-Broadway

On Borrowed Time Mr. Brink Broadway

1992 Guys and Dolls Nathan Detroit Broadway

1993 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Max Prince Broadway

1994 Love! Valour! Compassion! Buzz Hauser Off-Broadway

Broadway

1996 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Pseudolus Broadway

1998 Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks" Davis Mizlansky Off-Broadway

1999 Do Re Mi Hubert Cram Off-Broadway

Wise Guys Addison Mizner New York Workshop

2000 The Frogs Dionysos Library of Congress

The Man Who Came to Dinner Sheridan Whiteside Broadway

2001 The Producers Max Bialystock Broadway

2003 The Play What I Wrote Mystery Guest Star Broadway

Trumbo: Red White and Blacklisted Dalton Trumbo Off-Broadway

Butley Ben Butley Boston
Boston
/ Regional

2004 The Frogs Dionysus Broadway

The Producers Max Bialystock West End

2005 Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams Lou Nuncle Off-Broadway

Catch Me If You Can Hanratty New York reading

The Odd Couple Oscar Madison Broadway

2006 Catch Me If You Can Hanratty New York Workshop

Butley Ben Butley Broadway

2007 Catch Me If You Can Hanratty New York reading

2008 November Charles Smith Broadway

2009 Waiting for Godot Estragon Broadway

2010 The Addams Family Gomez Addams Broadway

2012 The Iceman Cometh Theodore "Hickey" Hickman[97] Chicago
Chicago
/ Regional

2013 The Nance Chauncey Miles Broadway

2014 It's Only a Play Jimmy Wicker Broadway

2015 The Iceman Cometh Theodore "Hickey" Hickman Brooklyn Academy of Music

2016 White Rabbit, Red Rabbit himself Off-Broadway

The Front Page Walter Burns Broadway

2017 Angels in America Roy Cohn West End

2018 Broadway

Other[edit]

Presented Mike Birbiglia's (2008) Off-Broadway show Sleepwalk With Me. Lane provided the voice of Tom Morrow, the Audio-Animatronic
Audio-Animatronic
host of Disneyland's Innoventions attraction. Children's book Naughty Mabel, written with husband Devlin Elliott, published by Simon and Schuster, released in October 2015. A second book, Naughty Mabel Sees It All was released in October 2016. Wrote the introduction to Neil Simon's Memoirs, published by Simon and Schuster.

Awards and nominations[edit] Television[edit] Lane has received three Daytime Emmy nominations for George and Martha, Timon and Pumbaa
Timon and Pumbaa
and Teacher's Pet, and won two Daytime Emmy Awards, in 1995 for Disney's Timon and Pumbaa
Timon and Pumbaa
and in 2000 for Disney's Teacher's Pet. He has also received six Primetime Emmy Award nominations for guest appearances on Frasier, Mad About You, Modern Family, and The Good Wife. In 1999 he won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series for Encore, Encore. Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result

1995 Frasier Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy
Comedy
Series Nominated

1998 Mad About You Nominated

2011 Modern Family Nominated

2013 Nominated

The Good Wife Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated

2014 Modern Family Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy
Comedy
Series Nominated

Daytime Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result

1996 Timon & Pumbaa Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program Won

2000 George and Martha Nominated

2001 Teacher's Pet Won

Film[edit]

Wins

1997 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast – The Birdcage 1996 American Comedy
Comedy
Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture – The Birdcage 2002 National Board of Review Award for Best Ensemble Performance – Nicholas Nickleby

Nominations

1996 American Comedy
Comedy
Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Jeffrey 1997 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo – The Birdcage 1997 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Comedy
– The Birdcage 1997 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role – The Birdcage 2006 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Comedy
– The Producers

Stage[edit] Tony Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result

1992 Guys and Dolls Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Nominated

1996 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Won

2001 The Producers Won

2013 The Nance Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Nominated

2017 The Front Page Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play Nominated

Wins

1986 St. Clair Bayfield Award for Shakespearean Performance – Measure for Measure 1990 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Lucille Lortel Award, Los Angeles Critics Circle Award – The Lisbon Traviata 1992 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical – Guys and Dolls 1992 Obie Award
Obie Award
for Sustained Excellence of Performance 1995 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Love! Valour! Compassion! 1995 Obie Award
Obie Award
for Ensemble Acting – Love! Valour! Compassion! 1996 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 2001 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical – The Producers 2005 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical – The Producers 2010 Drama League Award - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater 2013 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance - The Nance 2013 The Joan and Joseph F. Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity - The Nance

Nominations

1983 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play – Present Laughter 1990 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play – The Lisbon Traviata 2006 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play – Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play – Waiting For Godot 2010 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical – The Addams Family 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical – The Addams Family 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play - The Nance[98] 2017 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - The Front Page 2017 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play - The Front Page

Also the winner of 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Guys and Dolls, Love! Valour! Compassion!, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Producers, and The Nance, and two GQ Man Of The Year Awards for Theater in 1997 and 2000 - Other[edit]

2002 GLAAD Media Awards
GLAAD Media Awards
Vito Russo Award 2003 Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2006 American Theatre Wing
American Theatre Wing
Honor for his commitment to and achievement in theatre 2006 Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Star 2007 The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project
Hero Award[79] 2007 Human Rights Campaign
Human Rights Campaign
Equality Award[77] 2009 The Barrow Group Sustained Excellence in Theater Award 2010 National Corporate Theatre Fund – Theatre Artist Award 2012 COAF Humanitarian Award * 2012 Tribute Award from League of Chicago
Chicago
Theaters 2013 Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award For the Performing Arts 2014 Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy
Comedy
Award - Banff Media Festival 2015 Monte Cristo Award - Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
Theater Center 2015 Making A Difference Award - Matthew Shepard
Matthew Shepard
Foundation

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Awards for Nathan Lane

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Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program

Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1995) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1996) Louie Anderson
Louie Anderson
(1997) Louie Anderson
Louie Anderson
(1998) Rob Paulsen
Rob Paulsen
(1999) James Woods
James Woods
(2000) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2001) Charles Shaughnessy
Charles Shaughnessy
(2002) Gregory Hines (2003) Joe Alaskey (2004) Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler
(2005) Maile Flanagan
Maile Flanagan
(2006) Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt
(2007) Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt
(2008) Jim Ward (2009) Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt
(2010) Danny Jacobs (2011) June Foray
June Foray
(2012) David Tennant
David Tennant
(2013) Hayley Faith Negrin
Hayley Faith Negrin
(2014) Danny Jacobs (2015) Jeff Bennett (2016) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Philip Anglim (1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1984) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1985) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1990) Ron Rifkin
Ron Rifkin
(1991) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1996) David Morse / Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2003) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2004) Brían F. O'Byrne (2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2010) Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical

John Cullum (1975) Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson
(1976) Lenny Baker (1977) Ken Page
Ken Page
(1978) Len Cariou
Len Cariou
(1979) Jim Dale (1980) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1981) George Hearn (1984) Ron Richardson
Ron Richardson
(1985) George Rose (1986) Robert Lindsay (1987) Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
(1988) Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
(1989) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1990) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1991) Gregory Hines / Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1992) Brent Carver (1993) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1994) Vernel Bagneris (1995) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1996) Robert Cuccioli (1997) Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
(1998) Brent Carver (1999) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(2000) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2001) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2002) Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
/ Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young
(2006) Raúl Esparza
Raúl Esparza
(2007) Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot
(2008) Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James
(2009) Douglas Hodge (2010) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2011) Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein
(2012) Billy Porter (2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
/ Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2014) Robert Fairchild (2015) Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein
(2016) Andy Karl
Andy Karl
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1975–2000

Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1975) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1976) Bob Dishy (1977) Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn
(1978) George Rose (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Željko Ivanek / Adolph Caesar (1982) Alan Feinstein (1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Barry Miller / Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Dutton
(1985) Joseph Maher (1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Peter Frechette (1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Joe Mantello
Joe Mantello
/ Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1995) Martin Shaw (1996) Brian Murray (1997) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(1998) Kevin Anderson (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
(2000)

2001–present

Charles Brown (2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
(2004) Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhlbarg
(2005) Samuel Barnett (2006) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2007) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2008) Pablo Schreiber
Pablo Schreiber
(2009) Santino Fontana
Santino Fontana
(2010) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(2011) Tom Edden (2012) Richard Kind
Richard Kind
(2013) Reed Birney (2014) K. Todd Freeman (2015) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2016) Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(2017)

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical

Anton Rodgers (1979) Denis Quilley
Denis Quilley
(1980) Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
(1981) Roy Hudd
Roy Hudd
(1982) Denis Lawson
Denis Lawson
(1983) Paul Clarkson (1984) Robert Lindsay (1985) Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
(1986) John Bardon
John Bardon
and Emil Wolk
Emil Wolk
(1987) Con O'Neill (1988) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1989/1990) Philip Quast (1991) Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
(1992) Henry Goodman
Henry Goodman
(1993) Alun Armstrong
Alun Armstrong
(1994) John Gordon Sinclair (1995) Adrian Lester (1996) Robert Lindsay (1997) Philip Quast (1998) Jody Abrahams, Loukmaan Adams, Mandisa Bardill, Junaid Booysen, Salie Daniels, and Alistair Izobell (1999) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2000) Daniel Evans (2001) Philip Quast (2002) Alex Jennings (2003) David Bedella (2004) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2005) James Lomas, George Maguire, and Liam Mower
Liam Mower
(2006) Daniel Evans (2007) Michael Ball (2008) Douglas Hodge (2009) Aneurin Barnard (2010) David Thaxton (2011) Bertie Carvel (2012) Michael Ball (2013) Gavin Creel
Gavin Creel
(2014) John Dagleish (2015) Matt Henry (2016) Andy Karl
Andy Karl
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

1995

Apollo 13 Kevin Bacon, Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Kathleen Quinlan, Gary Sinise

1996

The Birdcage Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski, Dan Futterman, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Robin Williams

1997

The Full Monty Mark Addy, Paul Barber, Robert Carlyle, Deirdre Costello, Steve Huison, Bruce Jones, Lesley Sharp, William Snape, Hugo Speer, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Woof

1998

Shakespeare in Love Ben Affleck, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Martin Clunes, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Antony Sher, Imelda Staunton

1999

American Beauty Annette Bening, Wes Bentley, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari

2000

Traffic Steven Bauer, Benjamin Bratt, James Brolin, Don Cheadle, Erika Christensen, Clifton Collins Jr., Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Miguel Ferrer, Albert Finney, Topher Grace, Luis Guzmán, Amy Irving, Tomas Milian, D. W. Moffett, Dennis Quaid, Peter Riegert, Jacob Vargas, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Complete list (1995–2000) (2001–2010) (2011–2020)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

1948–1975

Paul Hartman
Paul Hartman
(1948) Ray Bolger
Ray Bolger
(1949) Ezio Pinza
Ezio Pinza
(1950) Robert Alda
Robert Alda
(1951) Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers
(1952) Thomas Mitchell (1953) Alfred Drake
Alfred Drake
(1954) Walter Slezak
Walter Slezak
(1955) Ray Walston
Ray Walston
(1956) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1957) Robert Preston (1958) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1959) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1960) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1961) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1962) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1963) Bert Lahr
Bert Lahr
(1964) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Robert Preston (1967) Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
(1968) Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
(1969) Cleavon Little
Cleavon Little
(1970) Hal Linden
Hal Linden
(1971) Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers
(1972) Ben Vereen
Ben Vereen
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Cullum (1975)

1976–2000

George Rose (1976) Barry Bostwick
Barry Bostwick
(1977) John Cullum (1978) Len Cariou
Len Cariou
(1979) Jim Dale (1980) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1981) Ben Harney (1982) Tommy Tune
Tommy Tune
(1983) George Hearn (1984) No award (1985) George Rose (1986) Robert Lindsay (1987) Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
(1988) Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
(1989) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1990) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1991) Gregory Hines (1992) Brent Carver (1993) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1994) Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
(1995) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1996) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1997) Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
(1998) Martin Short
Martin Short
(1999) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(2000)

2001–present

Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2001) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young
(2006) David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
(2007) Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot
(2008) David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik
Trent Kowalik
and Kiril Kulish (2009) Douglas Hodge (2010) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2011) Steve Kazee
Steve Kazee
(2012) Billy Porter (2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris
(2015) Leslie Odom Jr. (2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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