He won a Tony Honor and an Oliver Honor for his smash hit play Kids of a smaller God, and won an Obie Honor for When You Comin’ Back again, Crimson Ryder?. He worked well as an trainer in the Capitol Radio Executive Institute before composing his first perform, The Bet. He founded the American Southwest Theatre Company and earned a Kennedy Middle Medallion for Quality in Education and Creative Achievement. He wedded his second wife Stephanie Thorne in 1972. He found out Neil Patrick Harris, casting him in his 1988 film Clara’s Heart.