Dancer and actor who starred in many Broadway shows from the 1960s to the 2000s.
He played an understudy for Sammy Davis, Jr. in the 1964 Broadway musical Golden Boy.
He enrolled at the High School of Performing Arts in New York when he was 14 and studied choreography under Martha Graham, George Balanchine, and Jerome Robbins.
He discovered he was adopted at age twenty-five, when his passport application was denied. His real name, he found, was Benjamin Augustus Middleton.
He made an appearance in the hit show, How I Met Your Mother, starring Neil Patrick Harris in 2010.