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Nathan Lane
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Tony award for best actor in a musical

Played the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz in Concert" (1996) Co-host of 1995 Tony Awards Telecast Host of 1996 Tony Awards Telecast

Originally named Joseph Lane, he changed his name because he heard of another actor named Joseph Lane. He chose the name Nathan after the character of Nathan Detroit from the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls". Coincidentally, he later played that role in the hugely successful 1992 revival of "Guys and Dolls" on Broadway.

Nathan Lane starred on Broadway as Max Bialystock in "The Producers" and Pseudolus in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". Zero Mostel played both characters in the earlier film versions.

Attended St. Peter's Preparatory High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Nathan Lane stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Frankie and Johnny 1991 With Trish Digital ****
Life with Mikey 1993 Showcase North Haven? ***
The Lion King 1994 At the Collingwood/Kellys House Digital *** 1/2
The Birdcage 1996 *** 1/2
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride 1998 Hanna Digital * 1/2
Stuart Little 1999 With Kendra at Suzy's ** 1/2
Love's Labour's Lost 2000 At York Square w/ Neil, Lois, Bob and Irene ***
Nicholas Nickleby 2002 w/ Suzy on DVD ** 1/2
The Lion King 1.5 2004 Hanna Digital * 1/2
Swing Vote 2008 Berlin Showcase ***
Mirror Mirror 2012 Suzy & Hanna at Middletown Destina ***