He acted in Stephen Flaherty, Terrence McNally, and Lynn Ahrens' musical, "Ragtime," at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Broadway in New York City with Peter Friedman, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, and Mark Jacoby in the cast.
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[T]hey didn't know what to do with me. 'He looks black but kinda white, maybe Hispanic.' And they don't want somebody to think of that when they've got their thirty seconds and $6 million on the line. They're going for very specific markets. In a sense, that is a form of racism, and it is still practiced.
Won Broadway's 2000 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for a revival of Cole Porter
's "Kiss Me, Kate." He has been Tony-nominated three other times: twice as Best Actor (Musical), in 1998 for portraying Colehouse Walker in "Ragtime" and in 2003 for playing the Cervantes/Don Quixote character in a revival of "Man of La Mancha;" and once as Best Actor (Play), in 2001 for August Wilson
's "King ...