Dancer and actor who won a Tony Award for his performance in Pippin in 1973, after being nominated the previous year for Jesus Christ Superstar.
He played the manipulative Billy Flynn in the U.S. and Canadian tour of Chicago, and starred as the iconic Wizard of Oz in Wicked on Broadway from 2005 to 2006.
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 on the hit show How I Met Your Mother, starring Neil Patrick Harris, in 2010.