Portrayed "Mrs. Claus" during the 2003 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. In an interview the day before the parade, he stated, "I'm not doing the parade as a political statement. I'm doing the parade because it's the most fun I can possibly have in the world."
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[re Torch Song Trilogy
(1988)] I'm happy that we made it. Is it everything I wanted it to be? Is anything ever? I fought with [director] Paul Bogart
because I had based the entire third act on a song by Big Maybelle
. When we went to make the movie, Paul refused to put it in the movie. We used a beautiful Ella Fitzgerald
recording of "This Time the Dream's on Me," which is very pretty, but it ...
The essence of Fierstein's landmark "Torch Song Trilogy" (1988) was autobiographical, since he began performing as a drag queen in Manhattan clubs as early as age 15.
Gruff, yet soft, voice