‘Cabaret’ star Joel Grey reveals he is gay

Joel Grey, pictured in December 2014. Thos Robinson / Getty Images

NEW YORK — Joel Grey has publicly announced at age 82 that he is gay.

The Oscar- and Tony-winning actor tells People magazine, “I don’t like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man.”

Grey was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years and they have two children together: actress Jennifer Grey and son James, a chef.

He says, “It took time to embrace that other part of who I always was.”

Grey’s show-stopping performance as the devilish master of ceremonies in Cabaret won him an Academy Award and a Tony.

After Cabaret, Grey went on to star on Broadway in George M!, the title role in Goodtime Charley, Amos Hart in the revival of Chicago, and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Wicked.


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