Known for his outrageous, divinely comedic performances on stage and screen, Nathan Lane has led a career encompassing Broadway, television, and film. Lane made his film debut in 's Ironweed, and he spent the rest of the s and early s playing secondary roles in films like Joe Versus the Volcano , Frankie and Johnny , and Addams Family Values During this time, his stage career was thriving; in addition to his celebrated turn in Guys and Dolls for which he won a Tony nomination, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards , he frequently collaborated with playwright Terrence McNally, who cast him in a number of his plays, including The Lisbon Traviata, in which Lane played an opera queen, and Love! The actor won particular acclaim for his portrayal of the latter character, taking home Obie and Drama Desk Awards, as well as other honors, for his work. In , the same year that he starred in the stage version of Love!
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Lane discovered his flair for musical comedy when he appeared in a high-school production of No, No, Nanette , and after graduation he embarked on a career in theatre. Among his early productions was a dinner-theatre staging of Guys and Dolls , in which he played Nathan Detroit. He moved to New York City in the late s, appeared in some Off-Broadway productions, and—in addition to taking odd jobs to help support himself—put together a comedy act with another actor, Patrick Stark. The team, known as Stark and Lane, spent more than two years performing in nightclubs and as the opening act at concerts in Los Angeles , before Lane returned to New York. Such plays as Love and She Stoops to Conquer both in followed, and in Lane made his motion picture debut in Ironweed. In he reprised his role in Guys and Dolls , this time on Broadway. Lane then went on to play the lead character Pseudolus in a Broadway revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum , a performance that garnered him his first Tony Award.
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Simpson: American Crime Story as F. His mother, Nora, was a housewife and secretary who suffered from bipolar disorder and died in Accepted to Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia on a drama scholarship, he was accompanied on what was supposed to be his first day there by his older brother Dan.
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