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Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein To Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars

Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Singer Cyndi Lauper and actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein will receive the 2,577th and 2,578th stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today in connection with the Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots.”

Marisa Jaret Winokur, who co-starred with Fierstein in “Hairspray” on Broadway, “Kinky Boots” Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell and television personality Sharon Osbourne will join Lauper and Fierstein in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Pantages Theatre.

The ceremony will also include a performance by Tiffany Engen, who plays Lauren in the national touring company of “Kinky Boots,” which returns to the Pantages Theatre Wednesday for an engagement running through April 24.

Lauper won the 2013 Tony Award for best original score written for the theatre for “Kinky Boots,” while Fierstein received a nomination for best book of a musical.

Lauper is a two-time Grammy winner — in 1985 for best new artist and in 2014 for best musical theater album for “Kinky Boots” — and won the outstanding guest actress in a comedy Emmy in 1995 for a performance for her role as the on-again, off-again girlfriend of Ira Buchman (John Pankow) on the NBC comedy “Mad About You.”

Fierstein won Tony Awards for best actor in a musical in “Hairspray” in 2003 and best book of a musical for “La Cage aux Folles” in 1984 and best play in 1983 for writing “Torch Song Trilogy.”

Fierstein received an Emmy nomination in 1992 for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for portraying the high school boyfriend of bar manager Rebecca Howe (Kirstie Alley) on “Cheers.”

Fierstein also appeared in the films “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Independence Day” and “Bullets Over Broadway.” His other television credits include “The Simpsons,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Good Wife,” “Smash,” “Family Guy” and “Nurse Jackie.”

 

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