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NATHAN LANE (Irving Mansfield) is equally at home on stage, screen and
television. He will next be seen in Columbia TriStar's Stuart Little as
the voice of Snowbell, and in Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labour's Lost,
opposite Alicia Silverstone, Matthew Lillard and Adrien Lester.
Lane's other film credits include: At First Sight, opposite Mira
Sorvino and Val Kilmer; the smash hit comedy Mouse Hunt, which marked his
first screen foray since his triumphant performance in Mike Nichols' The
Birdcage, which he helped become one of 1996's biggest hits. His portrayal
of Albert earned Lane a Screen Actor's Guild Award and a Golden Globe
nomination. He also won great acclaim as the voice of Timon the meerkat in
Disney's smash hit film The Lion King.
Broadway audiences have long embraced Lane as one of the shining lights of
the stage, and in 1996 his performance in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way
to the Forum, directed by Jerry Zaks, earned him the Tony Award, the Outer
Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award.
His other Broadway credits include: Terrance McNally's Love! Valor!
Compassion! for which he also won Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie
Awards; Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor; the role of Nathan
Detroit in Guys and Dolls, for which he received Drama Desk and Outer
Critics Circle Awards; Present Laughter; On Borrowed Time with
George C. Scott; The Wind in The Willows; Some Americans Abroad;
and the national touring company of Broadway Bound.
Lane has also been recognized with a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding
Performer in an Animated Program, for his work in Disney's The Lion King's
Timon and Pumbaa.
Additional film credits include: Addams Family Values, Life with
Mikey, Frankie and Johnny, He Said, She Said, Ironweed, The Lemon Sisters and
Lane's television appearances include Molly Dodd, Miami Vice,
Great Performances' Alice in Wonderland, Terrence McNally's The Last
Mile, Hallmark Hall of Fame's The Boys Next Door and the NBC series Encore!
Encore! opposite Joan Plowright.
Upcoming projects for Lane include: Trixie, opposite Nick Nolte and
Emily Watson for director Alan Rudolph and producer Robert Altman; Never
Better, a British independent film from Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty);
and Wiseguys, Stephen Sondheim's newest musical.
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