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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 Jeffrey.

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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