Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane is back on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America, and he stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers to talk about his return on March 5.
“I’ve been an actor for 43 years. This is my 21st Broadway show, and I’d say this is probably the greatest ensemble of actors I’ve ever worked with,” says Lane.
The production just transferred from London, where it earned six Olivier nominations. “If people know the play, you've never quite seen it done like this,” said Lane. “Marianne Elliott is the director. She did War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. She's incredibly gifted and an inspiring director. If you think you've seen it, you haven't seen this version and it’s worth checking out.”
The actor most recently appeared on Broadway alongside John Slattery in the 2016 revival of The Front Page, for which Lane earned a Tony nomination. He earned his two Tony Awards for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Of course, in addition to his illustrious stage career, Lane has appeared in many films, from The Birdcage to providing the voice of Timon in The Lion King. When Meyers asked him how he liked the Oscars, Lane replied: “I hate to point out the obvious but there's so many awards shows by the time you get to it it's anti-climactic.”
He also regaled the audience with a story about his confrontation with Harvey Weinstein from years ago. Watch the video below for the story.