In 1995, the Six Degrees of Separation actor made his Broadway debut in Terrence McNally’s Love! Valour! Compassion! and shared how he felt playing one of the gay “old marrieds” in this milestone play.
From gender-blind casting to unlimited outlets of expression, theatre changes the lives of LGBTQ youth and generations to come.
Celebrating Groundbreaking LGBT Shows
Bloomingdale's teamed up with Playbill for a special video spotlighting some of the groundbreaking shows that brought LGBT characters and themes to Broadway. Rent, Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart, Fun Home and La Cage aux Folles all created nuanced portraits of their characters and helped to create greater acceptance and understanding within American culture.