American stage actor who earned Tony Awards for his Broadway musical performances in La Cage aux Folles and Sunset Boulevard. He also appeared in the 2000 Broadway production of The Diary of Anne Frank.
He studied philosophy at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
He received an Emmy Award for his performance in the 1985 Showtime production of the musical Sweeney Todd.
He married Leslie Simons in 1985.
He was a friend of actress Angela Lansbury.