Nathan Lane (b. 1956) is an award winning stage and film actor.
His Broadway credits include the plays Lips Together, Teeth Apart, The Odd Couple, and Love! Valour! Compassion!, and the musicals A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Addams Family and The Producers, for which he earned his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. His film credits include The Lion King (as the voice of Timon) and The Birdcage.
Lane also performed the voice for Snowbell the cat in Stuart Little, and its sequel Stuart Little 2 (the latter included effects by Jim Henson's Creature Shop). And in 2005, he appeared along goose-stepping pigeons also created by the Creature Shop in the film version of The Producers, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
Lane's most recent appearance alongside the Muppets was in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa as Officer Meany, a bitter airport security guard.