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Harvey Fierstein Net Worth

Harvey Fierstein Net Worth is
$2 Million

Harvey Fierstein Bio/Wiki 2018

Harvey Fierstein Net Worth $2 Million

Harvey Fierstein is an American actor and playwright that has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Fierstein began his profession as an actor when he played the part of Bernie Whitlock in the movie Garbo Talks. Other movies and television series where he appeared contain Miami Vice, Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, White Lies, Playing Mona Lisa, The Good Wife, and The Samurai. Besides being an actor, he added his voice to a number of animated movies and TV shows, like Mulan, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and How I Met Your Mother. Fierstein was born on June 6, 1954 in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJune 6, 1954
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height6' 2½" (1.89 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Writer
NationalityUnited States of America
NicknamesHarvey Forbes Fierstein
1Gruff, yet soft, voice
1Actually, I think the average voice is like 70 percent tone and 30 percent noise. My voice is 95 percent noise.
2[on Robin Williams] Robin was friend, boss, brother, inspiration. His generosity and intelligence knew no limits. Only his home planet could destroy him.
3[re Torch Song Trilogy (1988)] I'm happy that we made it. Is it everything I wanted it to be? Is anything ever? I fought with [director] Paul Bogart because I had based the entire third act on a song by Big Maybelle. When we went to make the movie, Paul refused to put it in the movie. We used a beautiful Ella Fitzgerald recording of "This Time the Dream's on Me," which is very pretty, but it doesn't have that emotion. But to Paul, it did. It's life. I really am a theater person. That means you put something out there, and you let it go. Tomorrow night is a new performance.
4Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
5The great thing about suicide is that it's not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later.
6Always admit when you're wrong. You'll save thousands in therapy...and a few friendships too.
7Beware of anyone who says they know. Trust me, they don't, or they wouldn't have to say they did.
1His trademark voice is the result of over-developed ventricular folds in his throat, which produce a hoarse-sounding double voice.
2Playing Tevye in the latest revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre, succeeding Alfred Molina. [January 2005]
3He pronounces his last name "fire-steen.".
4Is good friends with actor/director Danny DeVito.
5Following a severe bout of depression following the break up with a lover, Fierstein wrote about the painful experience and the end result was "The International Stud", which was produced at the Theater for the New City in 1976 (later at La MaMa in 1978) with Fierstein introducing and starring as his Arnold Beckoff character, a gay man whose bisexual lover dumps him for a female. Fierstein went on to write two more plays about Arnold and introduced "Fugue in a Nursery" and "Widows and Children First!", in 1979 at La MaMa, with Fierstein again playing the lead. Eventually Fierstein integrated the three Arnold plays into a single play, "Torch Song Trilogy", which was first presented off-off-Broadway in 1981, and the rest is history.
6In the 2003 New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade, he was Mrs. Claus, dressed in drag.
7With his Tony Award win for "Hairspray", along with his three previous wins, he ties with Tommy Tune for most Tony Awards for different categories.
8Won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical at the 2003 Tony Awards for his role in the play "Hairspay".
9Was known only for playing drag roles Off-Off Broadway (often in plays he wrote himself) until he played his first male role in Robert Patrick III's "The Haunted Host" in Boston. The play was such a personal success for him that when he had to leave the show for four days for his father's funeral, the show closed.
102000 - Won the Humanitas Prize in the Children's Animation Category for: Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995) for episode "The Sissy Duckling".
111994 - Won a GLAAD Award for Visibility category.
12The essence of Fierstein's landmark "Torch Song Trilogy" (1988) was autobiographical, since he began performing as a drag queen in Manhattan clubs as early as age 15.
13Has won four Tony Awards from only four nominations: two in 1983, as Best Actor (Play) and Author of Best Play for "Torch Song Trilogy," a performance he recreated in the film version of the same title, Torch Song Trilogy (1988); a third in 1984, the Book (Musical) Tony for writing the libretto of "La Cage aux Folles;" and the fourth in 2003, as Best Actor (Musical) in the Divine role of Edna Turnblad in "Hairspray." These four awards tie him with Tommy Tune for the most Tony Awards in different categories.


Broadway 4D2018completedEdna Turnblad
BoJack Horseman2017TV SeriesiOvulate
Animal Crackers2017Esmerelda (voice)
Hairspray Live!2016TV MovieEdna Turnblad
Family Guy2008-2015TV SeriesBuster Keaton / Tracy
Russian Broadway Shut Down2014ShortBook Writer
Foodfight!2012Fat Cat Burglar (voice)
Submissions Only2012TV SeriesAuditioner #5
The Good Wife2011TV SeriesJudge Francis Flamm
Nurse Jackie2010TV SeriesJohn Decker
How I Met Your Mother2009TV SeriesLily's Smoking Voice
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video GameYao (English version, voice)
The Year Without a Santa Claus2006TV MovieHeat Miser
Farce of the Penguins2006Sheila (voice)
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video GameYao (English version, voice)
Mulan II2004VideoYao (voice)
Death to Smoochy2002Merv Green
Playing Mona Lisa2000Bennett
Common Ground2000TV MovieDon
X-Chromosome1999TV SeriesMom / Little Mom Head (voice)
The Sissy Duckling1999TV MovieElmer (voice)
Double Platinum1999TV MovieGary Millstein
Jump1999Dish Macense
Mulan Story Studio1998Video GameYao (voice)
Hercules1998TV SeriesArgus Panoptes
Safe Men1998Leo
Mulan1998Yao (voice)
Kull the Conqueror1997Juba
White Lies1997Art Hoarder
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesMrs. Leaperman
Fame L.A.1997TV SeriesJeremy Pinter
The Larry Sanders Show1997TV SeriesHarvey Fierstein
Elmo Saves Christmas1996VideoEaster Bunny
Everything Relative1996The Moyle
Independence Day1996Marty Gilbert
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde1995Yves DuBois
Daddy's Girls1994TV SeriesDennis Sinclair
Bullets Over Broadway1994Sid Loomis
Mrs. Doubtfire1993Frank
Murder, She Wrote1992TV SeriesStan Hatter
The Harvest1992Bob Lakin
Cheers1992TV SeriesMark Newberger
ABC Afterschool Specials1991TV SeriesAndrew
The Simpsons1990TV SeriesKarl
Torch Song Trilogy1988Arnold Beckoff
Tidy Endings1988TV MovieArthur
Apology1986TV MovieThe Derelict
Miami Vice1986TV SeriesBenedict
Garbo Talks1984Bernie Whitlock
The Demon Murder Case1983TV MovieDemon (voice)
Stories from My Childhood1981TV SeriesGrambo


Bye Bye Birdie Live!2018TV Movie teleplay by pre-production
Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical2017book
Hairspray Live!2016TV Movie teleplay by
The Wiz Live!2015TV Movie
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards2011TV Special writer
Common Ground2000TV Movie written by - segment "Amos and Andy"
The Sissy Duckling1999TV Movie
Torch Song Trilogy1988play / screenplay
Tidy Endings1988TV Movie play "Safe Sex" / teleplay


Sesame Street2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway2007Documentary performer: "You Can't Stop the Beat"
The Year Without a Santa Claus2006TV Movie performer: "The Heat Miser Song"
Mulan II2004Video performer: "A Girl Worth Fighting For Redux"
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV Special performer: "You Can't Stop the Beat"
The Sissy Duckling1999TV Movie performer: "I'm Me!" / writer: "I'm Me!", "Time Takes Time"
Mulan1998performer: "I'll Make a Man Out of You" 1998, "A Girl Worth Fighting for" 1998 - uncredited
Mrs. Doubtfire1993performer: "Matchmaker" - uncredited


The Myth, the Magic, the Man1993TV Movie special thanks


The Celluloid Closet1995DocumentaryHimself
The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 5th Annual GLAAD Media Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV?1990TV MovieHimself
The 10th Annual National CableACE Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Mama's Pushcart: Ellen Stewart and 25 Years of La MaMa E.T.C.1988DocumentaryHimself
The Times of Harvey Milk1984DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The 38th Annual Tony Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Book of a Musical
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHimself
The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Play & Best Actor in a Play
Our Time1983TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1983TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Trailblazer Honors 20162016TV MovieHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of the Wiz Live!2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself - Kinky Boots
Saturday Night Live2014TV SeriesHimself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee & Presenter
The Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Spotlight on Broadway2013TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Book of a Musical
Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Smash2013TV SeriesHimself
The 66th Annual Tony Awards2012TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee & Presenter
Working in the Theatre1982-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The 78th Annual Drama League Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Host
Show People with Paul Wontorek2011TV SeriesHimself
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Heyman Hustle2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
From Man to Mrs.: The Evolution of 'Mrs. Doubtfire'2008Video documentary shortHimself
TCM Guest Programmer2007TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Sesame Street2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway2007DocumentaryHimself
Words and Music by Jerry Herman2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 60th Anniversary
51st Annual Drama Desk Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Great Performances2005TV SeriesHimself - Narrator / Himself - Host
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
50th Annual Drama Desk Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Host
Live with Kelly and Ryan2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
In the Life2001-2005TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Host
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
49th Annual Drama Desk Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Host
Superstar in a Housedress2004DocumentaryHimself
Duplex: Behind the Scenes Special2004Video shortHimself
Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me2004TV Movie documentary voice
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2003TV SpecialHimself
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner & Performer
100 Years of Hope and Humor2003TV SpecialHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Death to Smoochy: Behind the Scenes Documentary2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Broadway's Best2002TV MovieHimself
Rescued from the Closet2001Video documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Ellen1998TV SeriesHimself
Politically Incorrect1997TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look1996TV Series documentary shortHimself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Previous Winner
The Making of 'Independence Day'1996TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Fabulous Allan Carr2017DocumentaryHimself
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix2017Video GameYao
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix2014Video GameYao
La mandrágora2005TV Series
Sesame Street2005TV SeriesHimself
One on One with Vito Russo2001Video documentary shortHimself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryMarty Gilbert
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Honor to Us All1998Video short

Won Awards

2012Golden Apple AwardCasting Society of America, USA
2000Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeChildren's Animation CategoryHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)
1994Visibility AwardGLAAD Media Awards
1989ACECableACE AwardsWriting a Dramatic SpecialTidy Endings (1988)
1985EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Interview/Interviewer - ProgramsThe Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Nominated Awards

1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)
1989ACECableACE AwardsActor in a Dramatic or Theatrical SpecialTidy Endings (1988)
1989Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadTorch Song Trilogy (1988)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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