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Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane recently starred in Broadway's smash hit musical The Addams Family. His wildly acclaimed portrayal of Max Bialystock in The Producers on Broadway won Lane the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony awards for Best Actor in a Musical. In addition, Lane won the Olivier Award for his performance in The Producers in London.

The actor earned a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Mike Nichols' The Birdcage. Lane also earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the film adaptation of The Producers. Additionally, he received great acclaim as the voice of Timon the meerkat in the smash-hit family film The Lion King. Lane has also starred in successes such as Stuart Little and Mousehunt.

Additional film credits include Isn't She Great?, Trixie, Love's Labour's Lost, Addams Family Values, Life with Mikey, Frankie & Johnny, He Said, She Said, Ironweed, The Lemon Sisters, Jeffrey, Nicholas Nickelby and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton.

An accomplished stage actor, Lane won Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for his performance in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He has appeared on Broadway in Butley, Waiting for Godot and David Mamet's hit comedy November. He also starred in the blockbuster Broadway production of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Lane wrote the book for and starred in Stephen Sondheim's adaptation of Aristophanes' The Frogs.

Other Broadway credits include Terrence McNally's Love! Valor! Compassion! (for which Lane won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards), Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Guys and Dolls (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, a Tony nomination), Present Laughter (Drama Desk nomination), On Borrowed Time, Merlin, The Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, The Man Who Came to Dinner and the national tour of Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.

Off Broadway credits include Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart, The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards), Bad Habits at the Film Society, In a Pig's Valise, The Common Pursuit, She Stoops to Conquer, Measure for Measure, Mizlansky/Zilinsky and Trumbo.

Lane has also been recognized with two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his work in The Lion King's Timon and Pumbaa and Teacher's Pet. Other television credits include Terrence McNally's The Last Mile, The Boys Next Door and Laughter on the 23rd Floor.

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Nathan Lane Facts

Birth NameJoe Lane
BirthdayFebruary 3, 1956 (62)
BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Nathan Lane compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Carrie Pilby
Astro Boy
The Birdcage
The Lion King Trilogy 1-3
Stuart Little 2
Mirror Mirror
The Lion King
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
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