Nathan Lane

Equally successful on stage, screen and television, Nathan Lane was last seenin the movie version of the Tony-Award winning musical The Producers, forwhich he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, reprising the role hecreated in the smash hit Broadway musical. Most recently, he starred in theblockbusteR&Broadway production of Neil Simon The Odd Couple on Broadwayin 2005. His wildly acclaimed portrayal of Max Bialystock won Lane the DramaDesk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a musical. Inaddition, Nathan won the Olivier Award for his performance in The Producers inLondon. Nathan in 2005 also starred in Stephen Sondheim adaptationof Aristophanes' The Frogs at Lincoln Center, for which he wrote thebook. Nathan can next be seen starring as Butley on Broadway in October2006. Film Audiences will remember Lane triumphantemperformance that helpedcatapult Mike Nichols The Birdcage, into a major Blockbuster hit. His portrayal of Albert earned Lane a ScreenActors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Nomination. He also won great acclaimas the voice of Timon the meerkat in the smash hit film TheLion King. Lane has also starred in starred in such boxoffice hits as Stuart Little and Mousehunt. Broadway audiences have long braced Lane as one of the shining lights ofthe theater. In 1996, his performance in A Funny Thing Happened on theWay to the Forum, directed by Jerry Zaks, earned himthe Tony, the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama Desk Awards. Among other Broadway credits are: Buzz in Terrence McNally Love!Valor! Compassion! (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and ObieAwards); Max Prince in Neil Simon Laughter on the23rd Floor; Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls (DramaDesk Outer Critics Circle Awards, Tony Nomination); Present Laughter (DramaDesk nomination) and On Borrowed Time with George C. Scott; Merlin; TheWind in the Willows; Some Americans Abroad and the national tour ofNeil Simon Broadway Bound. Early in the 2001 Broadwayseason, Lane starred in the Roundabout Theater Company revival of Th an Who Came to Dinner.Off-Broadway credits include Terrence McNally Lips Together, TeethApart, The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards)and Bad Habits at the Manhattan Theatre Club; The Film Society and InA Pig Valise at Second Stage; The Common Pursuit; SheStoops to Conquer at the Roundabout; and Measure for Measure directedby Joseph Papp at the NYSF. Lane starred off Broadway in Jon RobinBaitz acclaimed Mizlansky/Zilinsky, and he played DaltonTrumbo, in the off Broadway play, Trumbo. Most recently, Lanestarred in Huntington Theatre Company's staging of Butley.Lane has also been recognized with two Daytime my Awards for OutstandingPerformer in an Animated Program for his work in Disney The LionKing Timon and Pumbaa, and forhis work in Disney TeacherPet. Additional film credits include: Isnt She Great?, Trixie,Love Labours Lost, Addams Family Values; Life with Mikey; Frankie Johnny;He Said, She Said; Ironweed; The L on Sisters; Jeffrey; Nicholas Nickelbyand Win a Date with Tad Hamilton. Lane television appearances include Terrence McNally TheLast Mile, Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of The Boys NextDoor, and the recent Laughter on the 23rd Floor.