Hot off of closing his 25th show on Broadway (Pictures From Home), Tony and Emmy Award winning actor Nathan Lane has been named GALECA’s Timeless Star of the Year. Other recent winners of this honor include the late Leslie Jordan and Catherine O’Hara, so Mr. Lane is in exquisite company.
For many of us, Lane offered a glimpse at a gay man living most authentically as Albin in Mike Nichols’ revered and hilarious comedy, The Birdcage. With this announcement, a batch of GALECA members offered their love and adoration for Mr. Lane’s work, whether it be for The Lion King, The Producers or HBO’s The Gilded Age. Lane will return for Hulu’s third season of Only Murders in the Building. He won his first Emmy (!!!) for playing dip king turned crime suspect, Teddy Dimas.
See below for Lane’s reaction as well as tributes from GALECA members.
Thursday May 4, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA: – GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, consisting of over 400 journalists covering film, TV and Broadway/Off-Broadway, has named Nathan Lane its Timeless Star for 2022-23. Meant for an entertainer “whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit,” the career achievement honor has previously gone to Rita Moreno, Sir Ian McKellen, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Leslie Jordan, John Waters, George Takei, Meryl Streep, Harvey Fierstein, Betty White, Catherine O’Hara, Cloris Leachman and Dame Angela Lansbury.
For more GALECA member tributes to Lane, see further down.