Harvey Fierstein– Biography, Facts & Life Story
Harvey Fierstein is a popular American actor, playwright, and voice actor. Harvey Fierstein has won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his own play Torch Song Trilogy (about a gay drag performer and his quest for true love and family) and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray.
When did Harvey Fierstein come out as Gay?
Harvey is homosexual, his initial coming out was unquestionably a struggle for some, but over the years, he has seen the changes in people’s perception of gay people.
Additionally, he is short of idolized in the LGBTQ community; he is admired by many for his works in his career and for the betterment of society.
Harvey Fierstein- Early Life
How old is Harvey Fierstein?- Harvey Fierstein was born Harvey Forbes Fierstein in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on June 6, 1954. He is 69 years old as of 2023, and his zodiac sign is Gemini. His father‘s name is Irving Fierstein, and his mother, Jacqueline Harriet. Harvey has one sibling; Ronald K. Fierstein. He holds an American nationality and Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity.
Talking about Harvey’s education history, he attended The High School of Art and Design, 1965–1969, and received a BFA from the Pratt Institute, 1969–1973.
Is Harvey Fierstein single?- Harvey Fierstein was tagged along with Scott Nevins, the American television and radio personality. Back in 2014, Scott posted a picture of him with Harvey dating back to 2006 in which they appeared in their Halloween costume during the Halloween party.
Additionally, Harvey was his boyfriend led to speculation of their romance. Despite the pictures on the internet and direct mentioning as a boyfriend, there isn’t any definite proof of their affair. Likewise, Harvey shared an open and serious relationship with Joe Grabarz, the executive director of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union. The couple was reportedly dating back in 1995.
In October of the same year, Harvey and his boyfriend Joe had attended the first annual Gay and Lesbian American Music Awards where the Jewish actor performed his duties as master of the ceremonies. The couple had opened up about their relationship back then just as they headed for home together. The pair revealed that back then they had been seeing each other for under a year. Harvey said, “We’ve been seeing each other for under a year, so our relationship still feels like a honeymoon”
Moreover, Joe also expressed his dissatisfaction regarding their busy schedules saying, “For the fact that we never see each other. If we could both stop all these events, our life would be a lot more romantic. Harvey likes to say that the quality he looks for most in a lover is agoraphobia.”
Harvey could not agree more with his former partner. Since then, the couple has remained low-key. It is a secret whether they broke up and found their significant other or are married and share a family.
Harvey Fierstein- Wiki and Facts
|Real Name||Harvey Fierstein|
|Birthday||June 6, 1954|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Father’s Name||Irving Fierstein|
|Mother’s Name||Jacqueline Harriet|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)|
|Eyes Color||Dark Brown|
|Relationship Status||In Relationship|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Net Worth 2022/2023
What is Harvey Fierstein’s net worth?- Fierstein has an estimated net worth of around $4 million. As an actor, he has an average salary of about $34,550. Also, as a singer, he earns around $51,773.
Awards and Nomination
He won the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre twice in 1983, one for Best Play and for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for ‘Torch Song Trilogy’. In the year 2003, he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Edna Turnbald in ‘Hairspray’. Similarly, his book for ‘La Cage aux Folles’ won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical twice in 2005 and 2010.
How tall is Harvey Fierstein?- Fierstein has a height of 6 feet 2 inches, and his weight is unknown. He has grey hair and dark brown eyes.
Fierstein appeared in films such as Independence Day and Mrs. Doubtfire and on shows such as The Good Wife, Smash, and Cheers.
Social Media Appearance
Fierstein is active on social sites like Twitter and Instagram. He has around 51.3K followers on Twitter, and about 44.2K with 409 posts on Instagram.
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