Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Forbes Fierstein is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor. Fierstein has won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his own play Torch Song Trilogy (about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family) and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. He also wrote the book for the musical La Cage aux Folles, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, and wrote the book for the Tony Award-winning "Kinky Boots". He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Independence Day (1996)

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On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Bill Pullman  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Mary McDonnell

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Bill Pullman  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Mary McDonnell

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sally Field  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Harvey Fierstein

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sally Field  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Harvey Fierstein

Common Ground (2000)

This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts", a teacher in a 1970's classroom struggles with his closeted gay status. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Deitch
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Margot Kidder  •  Mimi Rogers

This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts", a teacher in a 1970's classroom struggles with his closeted gay status. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Deitch
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Margot Kidder  •  Mimi Rogers

Death to Smoochy (2002)

Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Catherine Keener  •  Danny DeVito  •  Jon Stewart

Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Catherine Keener  •  Danny DeVito  •  Jon Stewart

Duplex (2003)

When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Eileen Essell  •  Amber Valletta

When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Eileen Essell  •  Amber Valletta

Farce of the Penguins (2007)

In this spoof of "March of the Penguins," nature footage of penguins near the South Pole gets a soundtrack of human voices. Carl and Jimmy, best friends, walk 70 miles to the mating grounds where the female penguins wait. The huddled masses of females - especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Christina Applegate  •  Alyson Hannigan  •  Jason Alexander

In this spoof of "March of the Penguins," nature footage of penguins near the South Pole gets a soundtrack of human voices. Carl and Jimmy, best friends, walk 70 miles to the mating grounds where the female penguins wait. The huddled masses of females - especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Christina Applegate  •  Alyson Hannigan  •  Jason Alexander

Garbo Talks (1984)

When New York accountant Gilbert Rolfe (Ron Silver) finds out his mother has a brain tumor, he is devastated. His incorrigible mother, Estelle (Anne Bancroft), has one last wish: to meet the great Greta Garbo. Gilbert, wanting to do this last thing for her, sets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Ron Silver  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Catherine Hicks

When New York accountant Gilbert Rolfe (Ron Silver) finds out his mother has a brain tumor, he is devastated. His incorrigible mother, Estelle (Anne Bancroft), has one last wish: to meet the great Greta Garbo. Gilbert, wanting to do this last thing for her, sets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Ron Silver  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Catherine Hicks

Kull the Conqueror (1997)

A barbarian named Kull becomes ruler after defeating the old king in battle, thus receiving his crown. But direct heirs of the king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, however, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Nicolella
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Tia Carrere  •  Thomas Ian Griffith  •  Litefoot

A barbarian named Kull becomes ruler after defeating the old king in battle, thus receiving his crown. But direct heirs of the king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, however, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Nicolella
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Tia Carrere  •  Thomas Ian Griffith  •  Litefoot

Mulan (1998)

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A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Cook  •  Tony Bancroft
CAST:  Lea Salonga  •  Eddie Murphy  •  BD Wong  •  Ming-Na Wen

A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Cook  •  Tony Bancroft
CAST:  Lea Salonga  •  Eddie Murphy  •  BD Wong  •  Ming-Na Wen

Safe Men (1998)

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Mark Ruffalo

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Mark Ruffalo

The Celluloid Closet (1996)

This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Lily Tomlin  •  Armistead Maupin  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Arthur Laurents

This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Lily Tomlin  •  Armistead Maupin  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Arthur Laurents

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein
CAST:  Harvey Milk  •  Harvey Fierstein  •  Anne Kronenberg  •  Tory Hartmann

Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein
CAST:  Harvey Milk  •  Harvey Fierstein  •  Anne Kronenberg  •  Tory Hartmann

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

After young playwright, David Shayne obtains funding for his play from gangster Nick Valenti, Nick's girlfriend Olive miraculously lands the role of a psychiatrist—but not only is she a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist—she's a dreadful actress. David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Chazz Palminteri

After young playwright, David Shayne obtains funding for his play from gangster Nick Valenti, Nick's girlfriend Olive miraculously lands the role of a psychiatrist—but not only is she a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist—she's a dreadful actress. David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Chazz Palminteri

Double Platinum (1999)

Music legend Diana Ross stars with singer Brandy in this 1999 American made-for-television musical drama film. It tells the story of a mother driven to reach the heights of superstardom at the cost of abandoning her only child. In its review, Variety wryly noted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Allan Ackerman
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Brandy Norwood  •  Christine Ebersole  •  Allen Payne

Music legend Diana Ross stars with singer Brandy in this 1999 American made-for-television musical drama film. It tells the story of a mother driven to reach the heights of superstardom at the cost of abandoning her only child. In its review, Variety wryly noted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Allan Ackerman
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Brandy Norwood  •  Christine Ebersole  •  Allen Payne

Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis (2004)

Andy Warhol described Jackie Curtis as “A pioneer without a frontier.” In this biographical documentary, Curtis’s co-workers and friends speak of her work and her influence, along with clips from Curtis’s Warhol films as well as never-before-seen footage from her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Highberger
CAST:  Jackie Curtis  •  Paul Ambrose  •  Michael André  •  Penny Arcade

Andy Warhol described Jackie Curtis as “A pioneer without a frontier.” In this biographical documentary, Curtis’s co-workers and friends speak of her work and her influence, along with clips from Curtis’s Warhol films as well as never-before-seen footage from her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Highberger
CAST:  Jackie Curtis  •  Paul Ambrose  •  Michael André  •  Penny Arcade

Foodfight! (2012)

The evil Brand X joins a supermarket that becomes a city after closing time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasanoff
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Wayne Brady  •  Hilary Duff  •  Eva Longoria

The evil Brand X joins a supermarket that becomes a city after closing time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasanoff
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Wayne Brady  •  Hilary Duff  •  Eva Longoria

Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas (1997)

Can there be such a thing as too much Christmas? Find out... when a magical Christmas wish is granted and Elmo gets to see what the world would be like if every day were Christmas! You'll enjoy lots of songs and holiday cheer with Elmo and his new friend Lightning, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily Squires
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Caroll Spinney  •  Frank Oz  •  Steve Whitmire

Can there be such a thing as too much Christmas? Find out... when a magical Christmas wish is granted and Elmo gets to see what the world would be like if every day were Christmas! You'll enjoy lots of songs and holiday cheer with Elmo and his new friend Lightning, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emily Squires
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Caroll Spinney  •  Frank Oz  •  Steve Whitmire

Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards (2005)

Broadway royalty and Tony-winners Tommy Tune, Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, and Harvey Fierstein are your hosts for this third compilation of great musical performances from the archives of the Tony Award® broadcasts. Legendary stars from legendary shows strut ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Gwen Verdon  •  Carol Channing  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Ray Walston

Broadway royalty and Tony-winners Tommy Tune, Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, and Harvey Fierstein are your hosts for this third compilation of great musical performances from the archives of the Tony Award® broadcasts. Legendary stars from legendary shows strut ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Gwen Verdon  •  Carol Channing  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Ray Walston

Words and Music by Jerry Herman (2007)

WORDS AND MUSIC is the story of one of Broadway's iconic figures: the composer/lyricist of Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles. Jerry Herman and an all-star cast, chart his rise from 1950s off-Broadway through all of his smash hits. Featuring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amber Edwards
CAST:  Jerry Herman  •  Carol Channing  •  Angela Lansbury  •  George Hearn

WORDS AND MUSIC is the story of one of Broadway's iconic figures: the composer/lyricist of Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles. Jerry Herman and an all-star cast, chart his rise from 1950s off-Broadway through all of his smash hits. Featuring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amber Edwards
CAST:  Jerry Herman  •  Carol Channing  •  Angela Lansbury  •  George Hearn

Everything Relative (1996)

Old college chums get together for a weekend reunion that is bound to open old wounds and perhaps heal them. New romances find a spark while old ones rekindle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Pollack
CAST:  Monica Bell  •  Carol Schneider  •  Ellen McLaughlin  •  Gabriella Messina

Old college chums get together for a weekend reunion that is bound to open old wounds and perhaps heal them. New romances find a spark while old ones rekindle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharon Pollack
CAST:  Monica Bell  •  Carol Schneider  •  Ellen McLaughlin  •  Gabriella Messina
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