Co-starred in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway"
Earned an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Rebecca's first love on "Cheers" (NBC)
First leading role in a film, the adaptation of his stage play "Torch Song Trilogy"; film also marked his producing debut
Voiced Elmer in the HBO special based on his children's book, "The Sissy Duckling"
First play produced at La MaMa E.T.C., "The International Stud"; later incorporated into "Torch Song Trilogy"
Made feature acting debut in "Garbo Talks"
Undertook the role created by Divine in the workshop of the musical version of "Hairspray"; starred in the show when it opened on Broadway in 2002
Adapted one of the short-plays ("On Tidy Endings") from his stage play "Safe Sex" for the HBO TV-movie, "Tidy Endings"; also played one of the leading roles
Broadway acting debut, "Torch Song Trilogy" (also wrote play)
Had featured role in the blockbuster hit, "Independence Day"
Had supporting role as the corrupt head of a charitable organization in "Death to Smoochy"
Made his stage acting debut at La MaMa E.T.C. in Andy Warhol's only play, "Pork's"
Narrated the Oscar-winning feature documentary, "The Times of Harvey Milk"
Played Robin Williams' makeup artist brother in "Mrs. Doubtfire"
Wrote first book for a Broadway musical, "La Cage aux Folles"
Began performing a drag act in local gay bars; appeared under the stage name Virginia Hamm
Cast as Tevye the milkman in the Broadway revival of the musical, "Fiddler on the Roof"
Featured as the voice of Karl, Homer's assistant, in the "Simpson and Delilah" episode of "The Simpsons" (Fox)
Made first film appearance, as himself, in Rosa von Praunheim's documentary, "Underground and Emigrants"
Supplied the voice of the Devil for the TV-movie, "The Demon Murder Case"
Voiced the role of Yao in Walt Disney's "Mulan"
Wrote book for the Broadway musical, "Legs Diamond"
Wrote the "Andy & Amos" segment of Showtime's "Common Ground," a drama special examining gay and lesbian life
Cast as drag diva Albin/Zaza, a role he created 25 years ago, for the Broadway revival of "La Cage aux Folles"
Wrote the book to the Broadway musical, "A Catered Affair"