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2014
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Nathan Lane — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Nathan Lane

Show:
The Nance

Role:
Chauncey Miles, a popular “nance” performer who is actually gay offstage. When he falls in love with a young drifter, Chauncey must find a whole new way to navigate the dangerous world of gay New York in the 1930s.

Bio Brief:
Theatrical great Nathan Lane has enjoyed a long and varied Broadway career having appeared in 19 Main Stem shows ranging from The Addams Family to Love! Valour! Campssion!. His famous screen credits include The Birdcage, Modern Family, The Good Wife and The Lion King.

Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Actor in a Play
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Funny Performance
—Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
—Drama League Distinguished Performance Award

Tony History:
1992: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, Guys and Dolls
1996: Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
2001: Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, The Producers

Fun Fact:
Nathan Lane was considered for the role of George Costanza on the hit sitcom Seinfeld.

Quotable Quote:
“I love the play and I like what the play was doing. I thought it was an ambitious and theatrical piece. Obviously, it’s a tremendous gift of a role.” — Lane in an opening night interview with Broadway.com, 4/13

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