Broadway actor and singer who received a 2013 Tony Award for his portrayal of Lola in the musical production of Kinky Boots. In 2018, he began starring in FX's Pose.
He received a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University and also studied screenwriting at the University of California-Los Angeles.
He performed in the 1994 Broadway revival of Grease.
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He won a Tony for his performance in Kinky Boots. The musical featured a score by pop singer Cyndi Lauper.