Fast Facts

  • Founded the short-lived theater company Edge Theater with Mary-Louise Parker and Peter Hedges.
  • Joined the New York theater group Circle Repertory Company in 1989.
  • Joined the Naked Angels theater group in 1991.
  • Has volunteered for the Gay Men's Health Crisis.
  • Made his Broadway debut as Louis in Angels in America in 1993.
  • Turned to directing Broadway shows in 1994, including the 1995 production of Love! Valour! Compassion! and the original production of Wicked in 2003.


  • 1993, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2003, Tony — Director (Play): Winner
  • 1995, Tony — Director (Play): Nominee
  • 2005, Tony — Director (Play): Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2016, Tony — Director (Play): Nominee
  • 2004, Tony — Director (Musical): Winner


  • Jon Robin Baitz — Ex-significant Other


  • University of North Carolina Scool of Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States (BFA in Acting, 1984)


  • Birth Place: Rockford, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Director, Actor

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