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Tony Award–winning actor Nathan Lane starred in Broadway's The Producers and in the film The Birdcage.
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Lane and his costar, Matthew Broderick, both earned Tony nods for Best Actor in a Musical for their roles, which had been played in the movie by Mostel and Gene Wilder, respectively. Lane captured the statuette, his second Tony and one of a record 12 won by The Producers (out of 15 nominations), including Best Musical.
Lane signed on to play a powerful Hollywood agent in the Dream Works comedy Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!!!. The actor went on to perform in such films as Swing Vote (2008) and The Nutcracker (2010), and in such Broadway musicals as The Addams Family (2010, as Gomez Addams) and The Nance (2013, as Chauncey Miles). For his role in The Nance, Lane was nominated for a Tony Award for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play, but lost to Tracy Letts (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
Additionally, in 2008, Lane was honored for his contributions to theater with an induction into the Theater Hall of Fame.
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