He acted in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum," at the St. James Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Mark Linn-Baker, Lewis J. Stadlen, Ernie Sabella, William Duell, Mary Testa, Jessica Boevers, Cris Groenendaal, and Jim Stanek in the cast. Jerry Zaks was director.
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[on being gay] From the time I told my mother, I've been living openly. But really, I was born in 1956. I'm one of those old-fashioned homosexuals, not one of the newfangled ones who are born joining parades. My family referred to them as "fags", and that was it.
Born Joseph Lane, he had to change his first name in order to join Actors Equity because there was already another actor named Joseph Lane. He chose the name Nathan after the character of Nathan Detroit from the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls". Coincidentally, he later played that role in the hugely successful 1992 revival of "Guys and Dolls" on Broadway.