Harvey Fierstein Born 1952-06-06 Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1952) is a U.S. actor and playwright, noted for the early (1982) distinction of winning Tony Awards for both writing and playing the lead role in his long-running play Torch Song Trilogy, about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family, as well as writing the award-winning book to the musical La Cage aux Folles. He has since become a champion for gay civil rights.

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Harvey is also the co-creator of the Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical, Kinky Boots, alongside famed musician Cyndi Lauper.

Movies Starring Harvey Fierstein