Director of the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
He was raised in the worlds of circus and vaudeville and created a series of experimental theater productions in his early 20s.
He directed a controversial but influential production of Mozart's Don Giovanni at age 21. He revived the production decades later in 2006.
His father was boxing tent entrepreneur Jimmy Sharman.
He directed Tim Curry in the iconic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.