RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to Rhinebeck's Rufus Wainwright.
Wainwright turns 43 on Friday.
Wainwright was born in Rhinebeck on July 22, 1973.
The singer-songwriter and composer has recorded seven albums of original music, as well as contributed to various soundtracks and the operas "Prima Donna" and "Hadrian."
Wainwright has won various awards throughout his career, including two Juno Awards, a Dora Major Moore Award and five GLAAD Media Awards.