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The Birdcage (8-Mar-1996)

Director: Mike Nichols

Writer: Elaine May

From a play: La Cage Aux Folles by Jean Poiret

Music Arranged and Adapted by: Jonathan Tunick

Producer: Mike Nichols

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, Gay

Drag queen Albert and Armand, owner of cabaret club The Birdcage, the Jewish pair long "married", must make changes as Armand's son Val plans to visit. Val is marrying the daughter of a conservative U.S. Senator. Though playing to stereotypes, very funny with outstanding dialog and outrageous performances. Nathan Lane is perhaps the only individual who can steal the show from Robin Williams. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Set Decoration. Remake of La Cage aux Folles (1978).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hank Azaria
Actor
25-Apr-1964   Moe and Apu on The Simpsons
Christine Baranski
Actor
2-May-1952   Mary Sunshine in Chicago
Ann Cusack
Actor
22-May-1961   The Jeff Foxworthy Show
Calista Flockhart
Actor
11-Nov-1964   Ally McBeal
Dan Futterman
Actor
8-Jun-1967   Vincent on Judging Amy
Gene Hackman
Actor
30-Jan-1930   The Conversation
Grant Heslov
Actor
15-May-1965   Congo
Michael Kinsley
Pundit
9-Mar-1951   Founding editor of Slate
Nathan Lane
Actor
3-Feb-1956   The Producers
Tom McGowan
Actor
26-Jul-1959   Kenny Daly on Frasier
Tony Snow
Government
1-Jun-1955 12-Jul-2008 Fox News pundit, White House press secretary
Dianne Wiest
Actor
28-Mar-1948   Footloose
Robin Williams
Comic
21-Jul-1952   Mork from Ork

CAST

Robin Williams   ...   Armand Goldman
Gene Hackman   ...   Sen. Keeley
Nathan Lane   ...   Albert
Dianne Wiest   ...   Louise Keeley
Hank Azaria   ...   Agador
Christine Baranski   ...   Katherine
Dan Futterman   ...   Val Goldman
with
Calista Flockhart   ...   Barbara Keeley
Tom McGowan   ...   Harry Radman
Grant Heslov   ...   Photographer
Kirby Mitchell   ...   Chauffeur
James Lally   ...   Stage Manager
Luca Tommassini   ...   Celsius
Luis Camacho   ...   Goldman Girl
André Fuentes   ...   Goldman Girl
Anthony Richard Gonzalez   ...   Goldman Girl
Dante Lamar Henderson   ...   Goldman Girl
Scott Kaske   ...   Goldman Girl
Kevin Alexander Stea   ...   Goldman Girl
Tim Kelleher   ...   Waiter in Club
Ann Cusack   ...   TV Woman in Van
Stanley DeSantis   ...   TV Man in Van
J. Roy Helland   ...   Club Hostess
Anthony Giaimo   ...   Fishmonger
Lee Delano   ...   Bakery Man
David Sage   ...   Sen. Eli Jackson
Michael Kinsley   ...   TV Host
Tony Snow   ...   TV Host
Dorothy Constantine   ...   Keeley's Maid
Trina McGee-Davis   ...   Black Girl on TV
Barry Nolan   ...   TV Reporter
Amy Powell   ...   TV Reporter
Ron Pitts   ...   TV Reporter
James Hill   ...   TV Reporter
Mary Major   ...   TV Reporter
Steven Porfido   ...   State Trooper
John D. Pontrelli   ...   Waiter in Cafe
Herschel Sparber   ...   Big Guy in Park
Francesca Cruz   ...   Katharine's Secretary
Brian Reddy   ...   TV Editor
Jim Jansen   ...   TV Editor
Al Rodrigo   ...   Latino Man in Club
Marjorie Lovett   ...   Matron
Sylvia Short   ...   Matron
James H. Morrison   ...   Pastor
Rabbi Robert K. Baruch   ...   Rabbi

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