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Fierstein in September 2009

Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1952) is an American actor and playwright. He is known for playing his voice role as Yao in the 1998 animated movie Mulan. He won two Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards.

Fierstein was born on June 6, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York.[1] He was raised Jewish,[2] but he is an atheist.[3] Fierstein in openly .[4] He now lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.[5]


  1. "Harvey Fierstein Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  2. Mark J. Terrill (27 November 2003). "'Hairspray' drag queen to play Mrs. Claus at Macy's parade". USATODAY. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  3. McKinley, Jesse (2005-01-02). "Fierstein As Tevye: Sounds Crazy, No?". The New York Times. pp. 2.5. ""I mean, I don't believe in God, I don't believe in heaven or hell, but I pray three or four times a day.""
  4. "Harvey Fierstein". Broadway: The American Musical. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
  5. "Harvey Fierstein political contributions". Retrieved 2009-03-21.

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