American actor and dancer who won a 1982 Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls.
When he was seven years old, he appeared on the television special "Tonight with Belafonte."
He performed in numerous Broadway shows, including Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz, and Pippin.
He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
He co-starred in Dreamgirls with Sheryl Lee Ralph.