Look Back at the Career Highlights of LGBTQIA+ Trailblazer Harvey Fierstein

Tony Award-winning actor, playwright, librettist, and LGBTQIA+ activist Harvey Fierstein celebrates his birthday June 6.

Fierstein made his Broadway debut as the writer and star of Torch Song Trilogy, winning both the 1983 Tony Award for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play for his work. The Tony-winning play returned to Broadway in 2018, revised and simply titled Torch Song. In the time since, he has balanced a parallel career as an actor and writer, winning the 1984 Tony for Best Book of a Musical for his libretto to La Cage aux Folles, the 2003 Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, and more.

Celebrate Fierstein with a look at his career highlights.