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Born: June 6, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1994:
Co-starred in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway"
1992:
Earned an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Rebecca's first love on "Cheers" (NBC)
1988:
First leading role in a film, the adaptation of his stage play "Torch Song Trilogy"; film also marked his producing debut
1999:
Voiced Elmer in the HBO special based on his children's book, "The Sissy Duckling"
1972:
First play produced at La MaMa E.T.C., "The International Stud"; later incorporated into "Torch Song Trilogy"
1984:
Made feature acting debut in "Garbo Talks"
2000:
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
1988:
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
1982:
Broadway acting debut, "Torch Song Trilogy" (also wrote play)
1996:
Had featured role in the blockbuster hit, "Independence Day"
2002:
Had supporting role as the corrupt head of a charitable organization in "Death to Smoochy"
1971:
Made his stage acting debut at La MaMa E.T.C. in Andy Warhol's only play, "Pork's"
1984:
Narrated the Oscar-winning feature documentary, "The Times of Harvey Milk"
1993:
Played Robin Williams' makeup artist brother in "Mrs. Doubtfire"
1983:
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
2005:
Cast as Tevye the milkman in the Broadway revival of the musical, "Fiddler on the Roof"
1990:
Featured as the voice of Karl, Homer's assistant, in the "Simpson and Delilah" episode of "The Simpsons" (Fox)
1976:
Made first film appearance, as himself, in Rosa von Praunheim's documentary, "Underground and Emigrants"
1983:
Supplied the voice of the Devil for the TV-movie, "The Demon Murder Case"
1998:
Voiced the role of Yao in Walt Disney's "Mulan"
1988:
Wrote book for the Broadway musical, "Legs Diamond"
2000:
Wrote the "Andy & Amos" segment of Showtime's "Common Ground," a drama special examining gay and lesbian life
2011:
Cast as drag diva Albin/Zaza, a role he created 25 years ago, for the Broadway revival of "La Cage aux Folles"
2008:
Wrote the book to the Broadway musical, "A Catered Affair"

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