The Tony Award winner, Harvey Fierstein is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor best known for own play Torch Song Trilogy. His notable film includes Garbo Talks, Torch Song Trilogy, The Harvest, Death to Smoochy, Smash, and many more. Harvey also wrote the book La Cage aux Folles.
Born Harvey Forbes Fierstein on 6th June 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, the United States of America. His birth sign is Gemini. Harvey holds American nationality and is of White ethnicity.
He was born to father Irving Fierstein who was a handkerchief manufacturer and mother, Jacqueline Harriet who was a librarian.
For his education, Harvey went to attend Pratt Institute from where he earned his bachelor degree in fine arts in 1973.
Taking a look at his relationship status, Harvey is openly gay and has been in many romantic love affairs. Harvey is idolized in the LGBTQ community for his works and the betterment of society.
He was rumored to be dating Bruce Bibby who is a former Hollywood journalist. Harvey has been addressed as ex-significant other by Bruce, however, neither Harvey nor Bruce claimed the news.
Likewise, he was also linked to American television and radio personality, Scott Nevins. The rumored broke in when Scott posts a picture of him and Harvey in their Halloween costume mentioning Harvey as his boyfriend.
Despite the post, the rumor, however, the fact was never confirmed by both parties.
Moreover, Harvey was in a serious romantic relationship with his partner Joe Grabarz, the executive director of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union.
The couple started dating since 1995. They were also seen frequently in public events and seminars. However, due to their busy schedules, Joe expressed his unsatisfaction. He said:
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 the most in a lover is agoraphobia.
As he lives a low-key life hence, there is no information regarding the break-up and marriage with his significant other.
As an actor, Harvey is worth $2 million as of 2019. Harvey’s main source of income is from his acting career. Besides this, he also gardens an impressive amount of money from endorsements, sponsorships, and advertisements.
Although Harvey has not disclosed his exact amount of salary, as per sources, the average salary of an actor ranges around $50,313 to $65,000 annually. Likewise, the average salary of a voice actor is around $35,360 and $17.50 per hour.
Best known for his work in the film Torch Song Trilogy, he has worked in numerous films. As an actor, he worked in films like Cheers, Apology, The Harvest, Independence Day, Nurse Jackie, Smash, and several more.
As a playwriter, Harvey wrote the book La Cage aux Folles, A Catered Affair, Kinky Boots, The Wiz Live! and many more.
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Furthermore, for his contributions to the entertainment industry, Harvey won Tony Awards for the Best Play and Best Actor in a Play category. For his role in the American sitcom Cheers, he got nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards.
In 2003, Harvey won the Drama Leauge Award for his work in Hairspray in the Outstanding Performance category.