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Equally successful on stage, screen and television, NATHAN LANE (Art Crumb) was nominated for a Golden Globe Award® for the movie version of the Tony Award®–winning musical "The Producers,” reprising the role he created in the smash-hit Broadway musical. His wildly acclaimed portrayal of Max Bialystock earned him the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Award for Best Actor in a musical.

On the big screen, audiences will remember Lane's triumphant performance that helped catapult Mike Nichols' "The Birdcage” into a major blockbuster hit. Lane's portrayal of Albert earned a Screen Actors Guild Award® and a Golden Globe® nomination. He won great acclaim as the voice of Timon the meerkat in Disney's "The Lion King.” Lane has also starred in such boxoffice hits as "Stuart Little” and "Mousehunt.” He recently wrapped production on "Nutcracker: The Untold Story,” opposite John Turturro and Elle Fanning.

Additional film credits include "Isn't She Great?” "Trixie,” "Love's Labours Lost,” "Addams Family Values,” "Life with Mikey,” "Frankie & Johnny,” "He Said, She Said,” "Ironweed,” "The Lemon Sisters,” "Jeffrey,” "Nicholas Nickelby” and "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton.”

Broadway audiences have long embraced Lane as one of the shining lights of the theater. 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 and the Drama Desk Award. Lane also starred in the blockbuster Broadway production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple.” In addition, Lane won the Olivier Award for his London performance of "The Producers.”

Lane starred in Stephen Sondheim's adaptation of Aristophanes' "The Frogs” at Lincoln Center, for which he wrote the book. In 2006, he starred in the title role of "Butley” on Broadway. He is currently starring in David Mamet's hit play "November” on Broadway. Among other Broadway credits are "Love! Valor! Compassion!” (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie Awards), Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” "Guys and Dolls” (Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Tony Award® nomination), "Present Laughter” (Drama Desk nomination), "On Borrowed Time,” "Merlin,” "The Wind in the Willows,” "Some Americans Abroad,” and the national tour of Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound.” Lane also starred in the Roundabout Theater Company's revival of "The Man Who Came to Dinner.”

Off-Broadway credits include "Lips Together, Teeth Apart, The Lisbon Traviata” (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards), "Bad Habits,” "The Film Society,” "In A Pig's Valise,” "The Common Pursuit,” "She Stoops to Conquer,” "Measure for Measure,” "Mizlansky/Zilinsky” and "Trumbo.” Lane also starred in Huntington Theatre Company's staging of "Butley.”

Lane's television appearances include "The Last Mile,” the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "The Boys Next Door,” and "Laughter on the 23rd Floor.” He has been recognized with two Daytime Emmy Awards® for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his work in Disney's "The Lion King's Timon and Pumbaa,” and for his work in Disney's "Teacher's Pet.”

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