By Ben Rimalower
30 Nov 2013
Harvey Fierstein might not have a beautiful singing voice, but Broadway is the realm of character and personality. Despite body microphones and other elements of modern theatrical technology that level the playing field, musical theatre is still an art form that evolved around larger-than-life personalities like Ethel Merman, Zero Mostel and Carol Channing, echoes of whom resonate in Fierstein's generous, "play-it-for-the-back-row" stage presence. He is also an important writer, but his performances alone make him a legend.Continued...