Nathan Lane returns to the role of Nathan Detroit, which he performed in the
acclaimed 1992 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls. He most recently appeared on
the Broadway stage in The Nance, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk award
nominations, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Distinguished
Performance Award. He has also been seen in Chicago as Hickey in the acclaimed Robert Falls
production of The Iceman Cometh.
Lane made his Broadway debut opposite George C. Scott in Present
Laughter (Drama Desk nomination), followed by Merlin, The Wind in
the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and
Dolls (Tony nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards), Love!
Valour! Compassion! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards), A Funny
Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics
Circle awards), The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Producers (Tony,
Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards and Olivier Award), The Frogs, The Odd
Couple, Butley, November, Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics
Circle nomination), and The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics
Lane's body of work off-Broadway earned him the 1992 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence
of Performance. His credits include The Common Pursuit; The Film Society;
The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards, Outer Critics
Circle nomination); Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour!
Compassion! (Obie Award); Bad Habits; Dedication or The Stuff of
Dreams; Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks"; Trumbo; Measure for
Measure (St. Clair Bayfield Award); A Midsummer Night's Dream; The
Merry Wives of Windsor; She Stoops to Conquer; In a Pig's Valise;
Love; and Do Re Mi.
On television, Lane's most recent recurring roles have been on The Good
Wife and Modern Family (six Emmy nominations, two Emmy Awards, and
a People's Choice Award).
With more than 35 film credits to his name, Lane's filmography includes The
Birdcage (Golden Globe nomination, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy
awards), Ironweed, Frankie and Johnny, Mousehunt,
Jeffrey, The Lion King, Stuart Little, Nicholas
Nickleby (National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble), The
Producers (Golden Globe nomination), Swing Vote, Mirror Mirror,
and The English Teacher.
In 2006, Lane received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Two years later, he was
inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.