Nathan Lane is an American actor of stage, screen, and television. He is best known for his roles as Mendy in The Lisbon Traviata, Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and his voice work in The Lion King and Stuart Little. In 2006, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008 he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
I am not a sad clown. I am not a sad clown.
I fell in love with the whole ritual. The lights going down, the curtain going up, telling a story to a large group of people in the dark. It was one of those moments where you think, 'I can do that.' You're in control on stage. And I love telling the whole story in one fell swoop. With movies, you never think, 'I nailed it.' In theater you get to go back and do it again, which to me is much more satisfying.
It's a cliche, but there really is no handbook about the celebrity thing; you have to figure it out as you go along.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Can You Feel the Love Tonight||249,471|
|Timeless To Me||570,509|
|Where Did We Go Wrong||653,800|
|The King of Broadway||2003||702,631|
|Live Before We Die||702,632|
|Full Name at Birth||Joseph Lane|
|Date of Birth||February 3, 1956|
|Birthplace||Jersey City, New Jersey, USA|
|Height||5' 5" (165 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||St. Peter`s Preparatory School, Jersey City, NJ (1974)|
|Occupation||Actor, Singer, Producer|
|Claim to Fame||Tony Winner|
|Brother(s)||Robert LaneDaniel Lane|
|Friends||Matthew Broderick, Mel Brooks, Ernie Sabella, Sarah Jessica Parker|
|Favorite Movies||Finding Nemo|