Well-known for his Tony-nominated portrayal of Elder McKinley in the initial Broadway production from the Publication of Mormon, he’s also significant for his role in the movie version of Dreamgirls. After their studies at Carnegie Mellon College or university, he produced his Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam Region Spelling Bee. He founded an LGBT privileges organization referred to as Broadway Effect. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, as an associate of the Irish-American family members. In past due 2014, he wedded his longtime partner, Gerold Schroeder. He performed with Laura Osnes inside a local theater production from the musical Satisfaction and Prejudice.