Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane (born Joseph Lane; February 3, 1956) is an American actor and writer. In a career spanning 45 years he has been seen on stage and screen in many roles including Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in Mouse Hunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. His voice work includes The Lion King as Timon and Stuart Little as Snowbell. He has played recurring roles on television in Modern Family, The Good Wife, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story as F. Lee Bailey, and was a regular on Penny Dreadful: City of Angels as Detective Lewis Michener.

Nathan Lane
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Lane after a performance of Angels in America in 2018
Born
Joseph Lane

(1956-02-03) February 3, 1956 (age 64)
OccupationActor, writer
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)
Devlin Elliott
(m. 2015)
Parent(s)
  • Daniel Lane
  • Nora Lane

Lane has received six Tony Award nominations and won three for his performances in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1996), The Producers (2001) and Angels in America (2018). Lane has also won six Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle awards, two Obies, the Lucille Lortel Award and the Olivier Award. He has also received two Golden Globe nominations, six Primetime Emmy nominations, a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Daytime Emmy Awards, and a People's Choice Award. In 2006, Lane received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.[1][2] In 2010, The New York Times described Lane as "the greatest stage entertainer of the decade".[3]

Early lifeEdit

Nathan Lane was born Joseph Lane in Jersey City, New Jersey, on February 3, 1956.[4] His father, Daniel, was a truck driver and an aspiring tenor who died in 1967 from alcoholism when Lane was eleven. His mother, Nora, was a housewife and secretary who suffered from bipolar disorder and died in 2000.[5][6][7] He has two older brothers, Daniel Jr. and Robert.[8] Lane's parents were Catholics of Irish descent.[9] He was named after his uncle, a Jesuit priest.[10] Lane attended Catholic schools in Jersey City, including Jesuit-run St. Peter's Preparatory School, where he was voted Best Actor in 1974, and years later received the 2011 Prep Hall of Fame Professional Achievement Award.[11]

CareerEdit

1970s–1980sEdit

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. Discovering that the scholarship would not cover enough of his expenses, he decided to leave, and work for a year to earn some money. "I remember him saying to me, 'College is for people who don't know what they want to do,'" his brother said.[8] Because there already was a Joseph Lane registered with Actors' Equity, he changed his name to Nathan after the character Nathan Detroit from the musical Guys and Dolls.[12] He moved to New York City where, after a long struggle, his career began to take off, first with some brief success in the world of stand-up comedy with partner Patrick Stack,[13][14] and later with Off-Broadway productions at Second Stage Theatre, the Roundabout Theatre, and the Manhattan Theatre Club.[citation needed] He made his Broadway debut in a 1982 revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter as Roland Maule (Drama Desk nomination) with George C. Scott, Kate Burton, Dana Ivey, Bette Henritze, Elizabeth Hubbard, Jim Piddock, and Christine Lahti.[15]

His second Broadway appearance was in the 1983 musical Merlin, starring Chita Rivera and magician Doug Henning. This was followed by Wind in the Willows as Mr. Toad, Some Americans Abroad at Lincoln Center, and the national tour of Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.[16]

Off-Broadway productions included Love (the musical version of Murray Schisgal's Luv),[17] Measure for Measure directed by Joseph Papp in Central Park, for which he received the St. Clair Bayfield Award,[18] The Common Pursuit, The Film Society, In a Pig's Valise, She Stoops to Conquer,[19] The Merry Wives of Windsor and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He also appeared at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in The School for Scandal and John Guare's Moon Over Miami.[20]

1990sEdit

In 1991, Lane appeared with George C. Scott again in a revival of Paul Osborne's On Borrowed Time at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway.[21] In 1992, he starred in the hit revival of Guys and Dolls, playing Nathan Detroit, the character who lent him his name, opposite Peter Gallagher and Faith Prince.[22] For this performance, he received his first Tony nomination,[23] as well as Drama Desk[24] and Outer Critics Circle Awards.[25] In 1992, he won an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance.[26]

His professional association with his close friend the playwright Terrence McNally, whom he met in 1987,[27] includes roles in The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, and Outer Critics Circle nomination),[28][29] Bad Habits, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards),[28][30][31] Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams, which opened in 2005 (Drama Desk nomination),[32][33] The Last Mile on PBS Great Performances, and the film version of Frankie and Johnny.

The early 1990s began a stretch of successful Broadway shows for Lane. In 1993, he portrayed Sid Caesar-like Max Prince in Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor, inspired by Simon's early career writing sketches for Your Show of Shows.[34] In 1996, he starred in the hit revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, for which he won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards.[16] In 1998, he appeared Off-Broadway in Jon Robin Baitz's revised 1984 comedy, Mizlansky/Zilinsky or 'Schmucks'.[35][36]

His association with Stephen Sondheim began with the workshop of Assassins.[citation needed] in 1989. In 1999, he appeared with Victor Garber in the workshop of Wise Guys (later retitled Road Show).[37] His collaboration with Sondheim continued when Lane revised the original book for and starred in the Broadway debut of the composer's The Frogs at Lincoln Center in 2004.[38] The Sondheim song, "Little Dream,"[39] in the film The Birdcage, for which Lane received his first Golden Globe nomination,[40] was supposedly written especially for him.[citation needed] This was followed by the dark comedy Mouse Hunt, one of the first films to come out of the newly formed DreamWorks Studios, in which he co-starred with British comedian Lee Evans and Christopher Walken. It was also the feature film debut of Gore Verbinski, who later went on to direct Pirates of the Caribbean.

In 1994, Lane voiced Timon, the meerkat, in Disney's blockbuster animated film The Lion King and reprised the role in its sequels.[41] In 1995, Lane voiced the meerkat in the early episodes of Timon & Pumbaa. In 1995, he played the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz in Concert at Lincoln Center to benefit the Children's Defense Fund.[42] The performance was originally broadcast on Turner Network Television (TNT).[43] In 1999, he appeared in the Encores! concert revival of Do Re Mi at City Center.[44][45] That same year he also voiced the role of Snowbell in the family film Stuart Little, opposite his Life With Mikey co-star Michael J. Fox.

2000sEdit

Lane starred in the Roundabout revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner as Sheridan Whiteside, with Jean Smart and Harriet Harris in 2000.[46]

In 2001, he starred as Max Bialystock in the blockbuster musical version of Mel Brooks's The Producers, a role that earned him his second Tony as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards.[47] The following year he would go on to reprise his role as Snowbell in Stuart Little 2. He then appeared as Vincent Crummles in a film adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby, for which the cast received the Ensemble Acting award from the National Board of Review. In 2004, he replaced Richard Dreyfuss in The Producers in the West End. Dreyfuss was let go just a week before the show's first preview at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane.[48] Lane went on to win the Olivier Award as Best Actor in a Musical.[49] His performance in the film version, opposite Broadway co-star, Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom, earned him his second Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.[50] In 2003 he starred Off-Broadway in Trumbo: Red, White, and Blacklisted.[51]

Nathan Lane and Brian d'Arcy James performing at The White House in 2012

In 2005, Lane rejoined Broderick for a successful limited run of The Odd Couple.[52] In 2006, he took on a primarily dramatic role in a revival of Simon Gray's Butley, having played the role to great success at The Huntington Theater in Boston in 2003.[53][54] He and Broderick received adjacent stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a joint ceremony on January 9, 2006,[55] and were immortalized in wax as Max and Leo at Madame Tussauds Museum in New York City on January 16, 2009.[56] In 2008, he played the President of the United States in the David Mamet political satire, November, directed by Joe Mantello.[57] This was followed by the critically acclaimed 2009 revival of Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination)[58] in which he played Estragon opposite Bill Irwin's Vladimir.[59] He was a 2008 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.[60]

2010sEdit

In 2010, Lane starred in the musical version of The Addams Family as Gomez (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations).[61] That year he also received a Drama League Award for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater. Committed to starring in a revival of the Eugene O'Neill play The Iceman Cometh at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 2012, Lane assumed the role of Hickey, with Brian Dennehy playing the role of Larry Slade in a production directed by the Goodman's Artistic Director, Robert Falls.[13] Receiving rave reviews,[62][63] it won six Jeff Awards, including Best Ensemble, Director, and Production,[64] and is the most successful show to date in the theater's history.[65] In the spring of 2013, Lane returned to Broadway in The Nance, a Lincoln Center production of a new play by Douglas Carter Beane that was directed by Jack O'Brien. For this performance, he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations and won the Outer Critics Circle Award and the 2013 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.[66][67] The play aired on PBS Live From Lincoln Center in 2014.[68]

In autumn 2014, he appeared in an all-star ensemble of Terrence McNally's revised and updated It's Only a Play, with F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock.[69] The show became one of the biggest hits of the season.[70] In February 2015 he reprised the role of Hickey in the Robert Falls production of The Iceman Cometh to great acclaim at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.[71][72] He later returned to the Broadway run of It's Only a Play.[73] In 2015, he received the Eugene O' Neill Theater Center Monte Cristo Award for his body of work. In March 2016, he opened the play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit Off-Broadway. In fall of 2016, he returned to Broadway to rave reviews in an all-star revival of Hecht and MacArthur's The Front Page, directed by Jack O'Brien and produced by Scott Rudin.[74] He played the ruthless editor Walter Burns opposite John Slattery as Hildy Johnson and John Goodman as Sheriff Hartman,[74] for which he received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award nominations.[75] Following that he played Roy Cohn with Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter in the revival of Angels in America, directed by Marianne Elliott at the Lyttlelton Theatre of the National Theatre of Great Britain. Lane reprised his acclaimed portrayal on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, and won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

In March 2019, Lane starred in Taylor Mac's absurdist black comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus at the Booth Theatre directed by George C. Wolfe, which received seven Tony Award nominations including Best Play.[76]

Television workEdit

He is known for his voice work in two Disney animated series, Teacher's Pet and Timon & Pumbaa, as well as George and Martha on HBO. He received Daytime Emmy Awards for Teacher's Pet and Timon and Pumbaa and a nomination for George and Martha.

He has received six Emmy Award nominations for his guest appearances on Frasier, Mad About You, Modern Family, and The Good Wife. He has also made appearances on Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Absolutely Fabulous, 30 Rock, Difficult People and The Blacklist.[77]

He played F. Lee Bailey in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the first season of American Crime Story, which premiered on the FX channel in February 2016. It received 22 Emmy nominations and went on to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series.[78] He recently played the role of Lewis Michener on Showtime's Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels which premiered April 26th 2020.

He has hosted Saturday Night Live [79] and The Tony Awards (once as host for the 50th anniversary telecast, and three times as co-host, with Glenn Close and Gregory Hines; Rosie O'Donnell; and Matthew Broderick respectively).[80][81][82][83]

Personal lifeEdit

Lane claims when he told his mother at age 21 that he was gay, she said "I would rather you were dead", to which he replied, "I knew you'd understand". He then joked that "Once I got her head out of the oven, everything went fine".[5][84]

Lane came out publicly after the death of Matthew Shepard,[5] and has been a long-time board member of and fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.[85] He was honored with the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award,[86] the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Vito Russo Award,[87] The Trevor Project Hero Award,[88] and the Matthew Shepard Foundation Making A Difference Award for his work in the LGBT community in 2015.[89] Lane resides in Manhattan.[90] On November 17, 2015, he married his long-time partner, theater producer and writer Devlin Elliott.[91][92]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Ironweed Harold Allen
1990 The Lemon Sisters Charlie Sorrell
Joe Versus the Volcano Baw, Waponi Advance Man
1991 He Said, She Said Wally Thurman
Frankie and Johnny Tim
1993 Life with Mikey Ed Chapman
Addams Family Values Desk Sergeant
1994 The Lion King Timon Voice
1995 Jeffrey Father Dan
1996 The Birdcage Albert Goldman
1997 Mouse Hunt Ernest "Ernie" Smuntz
1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Timon Voice; Direct-to-video
1999 Stuart Little Snowbell Voice
At First Sight Phil
Get Bruce! Himself Documentary
2000 Isn't She Great Irving Mansfield
Love's Labours Lost Costard
Titan A.E. Preed Voice
Trixie Kirk Stans
2002 Stuart Little 2 Snowbell Voice
Austin Powers in Goldmember Mysterious Disco Man Cameo
Nicholas Nickleby Vincent Crummles
2004 Teacher's Pet Spot/Scott Voice
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Richard Levy the Driven
The Lion King 1½ Timon Voice; Direct-to-video
2005 The Producers Max Bialystock
2007 Trumbo Himself Documentary
2008 Swing Vote Art Crumb
2009 Astro Boy Hammegg Voice
2010 The Nutcracker Uncle Albert
2012 Mirror Mirror Brighton
2013 The English Teacher Mr. Kapinas
2016 Carrie Pilby Dr. Petrov
No Pay, Nudity Herschel Thalkin
2017 The Vanishing of Sidney Hall Harold
2017 National Theatre Live: Angels in America Roy Cohn Theatrical release

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls Stage Manager Television movie
1982 One of the Boys Johnathan Burns 13 episodes
1983 Great Performances Mouse Episode: "Alice in Wonderland"
1985 Miami Vice Morty Price Episode: "Buddies"
1989–1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Bing Shalimar 3 episodes
1995 Frasier Phil Episode: "Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice..."
1995 Timon & Pumbaa Timon Voice; 10 episodes
1996 The Boys Next Door Norman Bulansky Television movie
1997 Merry Christmas, George Bailey Clarence Television movie
1998 Mad About You Nathan Twilley Episode: "Good Old Reliable Nathan"
1998–1999 Encore! Encore! Joseph Pinoni 13 episodes
1999–2000 George and Martha George Voice; 26 episodes
2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner Sheridan Whiteside PBS live television broadcast
2000–2002 Teacher's Pet Spot Helperman
Scott Leadready II
Voice; 34 episodes
2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Max Prince Television movie
2002 Sex and the City Bobby Fine Episode: "I Love a Charade"
2003 Charlie Lawrence Charlie Lawrence 7 episodes
2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm Nathan Lane Episode: "Opening Night"
2004 Absolutely Fabulous Kunz Episode: "White Box"
2007 30 Rock Eddie Donaghy Episode: "The Fighting Irish"
2010–2019 Modern Family Pepper Saltzman 10 episodes
2012–2014 The Good Wife Clarke Hayden 15 episodes
2014 The Money Gordon McCarren HBO pilot
2014 Don Rickles: One Night Only Himself (guest) Television Special, Spike
2016 The People v. O.J. Simpson:
American Crime Story
F. Lee Bailey 8 episodes
2016 Difficult People Himself Episode: "Kessler Epstein Foundation"
2016 Maya & Marty Connor Grayfield Episode: "Steve Martin & Tina Fey"
2018 The Blacklist Abraham Stern Episode: "Abraham Stern (No. 100)"
2020 Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Lewis Michener Main cast

StageEdit

Year Production Role Venue Ref.
1978 A Midsummer Night's Dream Francis Flute Equity Library Theatre, Off-Broadway [93]
1982 Present Laughter Roland Maule Circle in the Square Theatre, Broadway [94]
1983 Merlin Prince Fergus Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway [95]
1984 Love Harry Berlin Audrey Wood Theater, Off-Broadway [96]
She Stoops to Conquer Tony Lumpkin Triplex Theatre, Off-Broadway [97]
1985 Measure for Measure Pompey Delacorte Theeatre, Off-Broadway [98]
Wind in the Willows Toad Nederlander Theatre, Broadway [99]
1986 The Common Pursuit Nick Finchling Promenade Theatre, Off Broadway [100]
1987 Claptrap Harvey Wheatcraft New York City Center, Off-Broadway [101]
Broadway Bound Stanley National tour [102]
1988 The Film Society Jonathan Balton McGinn-Cazale Theatre, Off-Broadway [103]
1989 In a Pig's Valise James Taxi McGinn-Cazale Theatre, Off-Broadway [104]
The Lisbon Traviata Mendy Promenade Theatre, Off-Broadway [105]
Assassins Sam Byck New York Reading [106]
1990 Bad Habits Jason Pepper, M.D.
Hugh Gumbs
New York City Center, Off–Broadway [107]
Some Americans Abroad Henry McNeil Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Broadway [108]
1991 Lips Together, Teeth Apart Sam Truman New York City Center, Off-Broadway [109]
On Borrowed Time Mr. Brink Circle in the Square Theatre, Broadway [110]
1992 Guys and Dolls Nathan Detroit Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway [111]
1993 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Max Prince Richard Rogers Theatre, Broadway [112]
1994 Love! Valour! Compassion! Buzz Hauser New York City Center, Off-Broadway [113]
Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway [114]
1996 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Pseudolus St. James Theatre, Broadway [115]
1998 Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks" Davis Mizlansky New York City Center, Off-Broadway [116]
1999 Do Re Mi Hubert Cram New York City Center, Concert [117]
Wise Guys Addison Mizner New York Workshop [118]
2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner Sheridan Whiteside American Airlines Theatre, Broadway [119]
2001 The Producers Max Bialystock St. James Theatre, Broadway [120]
2003 The Play What I Wrote Mystery Guest Star Lyceum Theatre, Broadway [121]
Trumbo: Red White and Blacklisted Dalton Trumbo Westside Theatre, Off-Broadway [122]
Butley Ben Butley Huntington Theatre Company, Boston [123]
2004 The Frogs Dionysus Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Broadway [124]
The Producers Max Bialystock Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London [125]
2005 Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams Lou Nuncle 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A, Off-Broadway [126]
Catch Me If You Can Hanratty New York reading [127]
The Odd Couple Oscar Madison Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Broadway [128]
2006 Butley Ben Butley Booth Theatre, Broadway [129]
2007 Catch Me If You Can Hanratty New York reading [127]
2008 November Charles Smith Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway [130]
2009 Waiting for Godot Estragon Studio 54, Broadway [131]
2010 The Addams Family Gomez Addams Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Broadway [132]
2012 The Iceman Cometh Theodore "Hickey" Hickman Chicago / Regional [133]
2013 The Nance Chauncey Miles Lyceum Theatre, Broadway [134]
2014 It's Only a Play Jimmy Wicker Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Broadway [135]
2015 The Iceman Cometh Theodore "Hickey" Hickman Brooklyn Academy of Music [136]
2016 White Rabbit, Red Rabbit Himself Westside Theatre, Off-Broadway [137]
The Front Page Walter Burns Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway [138]
2017 Angels in America Roy Cohn Lyttelton Theatre, London [139]
2018 Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway [140]
2019 Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Gary Booth Theatre, Broadway [141]

Video gamesEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1995 Animated Storybook: The Lion King Timon Voice

OtherEdit

  • Presented Mike Birbiglia's (2008) Off-Broadway show Sleepwalk With Me.
  • Lane provided the voice of Tom Morrow, the Audio-Animatronic host of Disneyland's Innoventions attraction.
  • Children's book Naughty Mabel, written with husband Devlin Elliott, published by Simon and Schuster, released in October 2015. A second book, Naughty Mabel Sees It All was released in October 2016.
  • Wrote the introduction to Neil Simon's Memoirs, published by Simon and Schuster.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Theater accoladesEdit

Year Award Category Title Results Ref.
1983 Drama Desk Award Featured Actor in a Play Present Laughter Nominated [142]
1990 Actor in a Play The Lisbon Traviata Won
1992 Actor in a Musical Guys and Dolls Won
1992 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Nominated [143]
1995 Drama Desk Award Featured Actor in a Play Love! Valour! Compassion! Won
1996 Actor in a Musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Won
1996 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Won
2001 Drama Desk Award Actor in a Musical The Producers Won
2001 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Won [144]
2005 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actor in a Musical Won [145]
2006 Drama Desk Award Actor in a Play Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams Nominated [143]
2010 Actor in a Musical The Addams Family Nominated
2013 Actor in a Play The Nance Nominated
2013 Tony Award Best Actor in a Play Nominated [146]
2017 Drama Desk Award Featured Actor in a Play The Front Page Nominated [147]
2017 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Play Nominated [148]
2018 Drama Desk Award Featured Actor in a Play Angels in America Won [149]
2018 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Play Won [150]

Television AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Title Results Ref.
1995 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Frasier Nominated [151]
1998 Mad About You Nominated
2011 Modern Family Nominated
2013 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series The Good Wife Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Modern Family Nominated
2014 Nominated
1996 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Timon & Pumbaa Won [152]
2000 George and Martha Nominated
2001 Teacher's Pet Won

Film accoladesEdit

Year Award Category Title Results Ref.
1996 Golden Globe Award Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy The Birdcage Nominated [153]
2005 Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy The Producers Nominated
1997 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion Picture The Birdcage Won [154]
Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1996 American Comedy Award Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Jeffrey Nominated [152]
1997 Funniest Lead Actor in a Motion Picture The Birdcage Won
1997 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1997 MTV Movie Award Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Robin Williams) Nominated
1997 Online Film & Television Award Best Lead Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1997 Satellite Award Best Lead Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
2002 National Board of Review Best Acting by an Ensemble Nicholas Nickelby Won

HonorsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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