His most recent production, Pictures From Home, marked Mr. Lane’s 25th Broadway play. He made his debut in the 1982 revival of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter, followed by Merlin, The Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Love! Valour! Compassion!, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Producers, The Play What I Wrote, The Frogs, The Odd Couple, Butley, November, Waiting For Godot, The Addams Family, The Nance, It’s Only A Play, The Front Page, Angels in America, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, and the Goodman Theater production at BAM of The Iceman Cometh. He has been seen Off-Broadway in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Common Pursuit, The Lisbon Traviata, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Measure for Measure directed by Joe Papp, The Film Society, Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Schmucks, She Stoops to Conquer, Trumbo, and Do Re Mi at Encores.
On television he has been seen in numerous guest roles including Frasier, Mad About You, Sex and the City, 30 Rock, Absolutely Fabulous, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Difficult People, and The Blacklist as well as recurring roles on The
Good Wife and Modern Family, The People vs. OJ and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. He can currently be seen as Ward McAllister in The Gilded Age and as Teddy Dimas in Only Murders in the Building.
His 35+ films include Ironweed, Frankie and Johnny, Life With Mikey, The Lion King, Jeffrey, The Birdcage, Mouse Hunt, Stuart Little, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Nicholas Nickleby, Teacher’s Pet, The Producers, Swing Vote, Mirror, Mirror, and No Pay Nudity. He was recently seen in the new A24 film, Ari Aster’s Beau Is Afraid and Dicks: The Musical, and will be heard in the new Skydance/
Apple animated film, Spellbound. Lane has won multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, as well as three Emmys and a SAG award. In 2006 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2008 he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.