Doug is currently guest starring in horror drama series Penny Dreadful. He has had great success on stage where he has won both Tony and Olivier awards on Broadway and in the West End for La Cage Aux Folles. He is to direct Pinter's Old Times on Broadway in the fall.
Doug has been nominated for five Olivier Awards including; 2014 Best Actor in A Musical for Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (nomination), 2012 Best Actor for Inadmissible Evidence (nomination), 2009 Best Actor In A Musical for La Cage Aux Folles (winner) and 2006 Best Actor In A Musical for Guys And Dolls (nomination). He was also nominated for Best Actor in the 2005 Evening Standard Awards for his role in Dumshow at The Royal Court.
Doug starred as Albin in the Broadway transfer of La Cage Aux Folles for which his performance won him a Tony Award (Best Actor), a Drama Desk Award (Best Actor) and an Outer Critics Award (Best Actor). Doug originally played the role in London in 2008 at The Menier Chocolate Factory and then at The Playhouse Theatre in the West End.