Circle in the Square Theater School
"12 Years A Slave"
publishes interior design/home furnishings book, "Big, Easy, Style"
publishes "She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother;" a memoir about his mother
Cast as Salvatore, a closeted homosexual advertising executive in the AMC series "Mad Men"
Made ninth Broadway appearance in "La Cage Aux Folles" as the glamorous drag star ZaZa
Joined the Broadway cast of "Beauty and the Beast" as Lumiere
Shared Cat in the Hat duties with Rosie O'Donnell in Broadway's "Seussical the Musical"
Co-starred in "Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act!"; received a nomination for a Drama Desk Award
Was standby for the lead in "The Scarlet Pimpernel" at the Minskoff Theatre
Cast as Monty, the disco deejay in the Broadway staging of "Saturday Night Fever"
Appeared in the film "Kiss Me Guido"
Was part of the ensemble cast of the Off-Broadway spoof "Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back"
Made film debut reprising the role of Darius in the feature adaptation of "Jeffrey"
Originated the role of Darius in Paul Rudnick's hit play "Jeffrey"
Had multiple small roles in Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard"
Was the understudy for the role of Pharoah in the Broadway revival of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
Played Munkestrap in Lloyd Webber's "Cats"
Cast in Broadway debut as Rocky/Greaseball in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Starlight Express"
Made NY stage debut in the Off-Broadway staging of "Too Many Girls"
Raised in New Orleans, Louisiana
Moved to New York City
His role in the Broadway stage adaptation of "Saturday Night Fever" earned him a caricature at Sardi's in New York City.
"Anytime a "Hercules" movie would come on TV, I was all over it. When I was caught playing with my mom’s hoop skirt, [my parents] sent me to a child psychologist. It was always in me, but I tried to deny it. I had girlfriends all through high school and college, and they were beautiful, wonderful women. But I always hankered for something else. Finally, my brother asked: "Are you gay?" I said "yes." He said, "Thank God. I thought you weren’t getting any!" from Playbill Oct. 3, 2005
"When I played the lead in Sunset Blvd., the movie of Jeffrey was coming out, and I was petrified. Back then, every agent told you that if you want to play a straight role, you don’t come out. This was before Ellen [DeGeneres] came out. But now I couldn't give a rat’s ass. It’s normal to be gay," from Playbill Oct. 3, 2005
" I failed my first acting class at Tulane University. I got an F. And, I was the first male page in the Spring Fiesta – I was dressed in a pink satin Rhett Butler outfit," from New Orleans MagazineJan. 2009