- Served as an apprentice in the theater department at Stephens College in Missouri before becoming an actor.
- Auditioned for Juilliard based on the encouragement from actor Michael Urie, after they co-starred in a local production of Titus Andronicus.
- Attended Juilliard at the same time as Nicole Beharie.
- Made his Broadway debut in Come Back, Little Sheba in 2008.
- Won an Outer Critics Circle Award in 2014 for his role in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway.