- Is of Cuban heritage.
- Made his Broadway debut in the 2000 revival of Rocky Horror Picture Show, playing Riff Raff.
- Took over the role of Master of Ceremonies in the Broadway production of Cabaret in 2001; played opposite both Gina Gershon and Molly Ringwald as Sally Bowles.
- Famously called out castmate Jeremy Piven for his unprofessional antics during a live performance of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow in 2008.
- With his 2009 Tony nomination for Speed-the-Plow, he became only the second performer to be nominated in all four Tony acting categories.
- Has narrated a number of audio books, including The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer.