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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Watch out, Broadway: Michael Musto takes on the 2019 Tony Awards nominations by Michael Musto

“To Kill a Mockingbird” was snubbed for Best Play! Glenda Jackson is noticeably absent from Best Actress! But three of the five characters represented in the Featured Actor in a Play cat…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 10:50AM
Monday, May 29, 2017

'Drag Race' Winners Tore Me a New One, Rosie O'Donnell Gave Tons of Cash by Michael Musto

A celebrity roast of yours truly (benefiting the Callen-Lorde clinic) was organized by publicist Daniel DeMello and company last week at Actors Temple, where a host of notables gathered to r…

SOURCE: Out at 11:49AM
Monday, May 22, 2017

Sex Apps Aren't Just for Hookups Anymore, They're for Boyfriend Hunting! by Michael Musto

The impetus for apps like Grindr, Scruff and Hornet (and before that, sites like Manhunt and Adam4Adam) was primarily sexual, giving guys a chance to seek the hookup partners they desire and…

SOURCE: Out at 10:38AM
Monday, May 15, 2017

Drag Queens Can't Just Lip-Synch Anymore! That Isn't Enough! by Michael Musto

In the old days, it was enough for a drag queen to just stand there in a wig and a dress and mouth along to a Britney Spears or Whitney Houston song. Yes, there was an occasional queen who c…

SOURCE: Out at 02:20PM
Monday, May 8, 2017

'Come From Away' Actress Jenn Colella is Out, Polyamorous & Tony-Nominated by Michael Musto

One of the Broadway season’s biggest hits, the seven-time Tony nominated Come From Away is a rousing, folksy show about the real-life incident where planes were d…

SOURCE: Out at 12:36PM

'Come From Away' Actress Jenn Colella is Out, Polyamorous & Tony-Nominated by Michael Musto

One of the Broadway season's biggest hits, the seven-time Tony nominated Come From Away is a rousing, folksy show about the real-life incident where planes were diverted to a small town in N…

SOURCE: Out at 12:36PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Michael Musto on Tony Awards nominations: Donald Trump’s worst nightmare by Michael Musto

All four nominated Best Plays for the Tony Awards (announced this morning) add up to Donald Trump’s worst nightmare: There’s “Sweat,” about workers of various colors respondi…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 09:45AM
Monday, May 1, 2017

Barbra Streisand Dishes on 'The Way We Were' & 'A Star is Born' by Michael Musto

After seeing Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! and then spending this past weekend in the rapture of Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross, I was hoarse from cheering, but stopped to think, "Where's L…

SOURCE: Out at 10:26AM
Monday, April 24, 2017

Bianca Del Rio: 'I'd Let Trump Touch My P**sy!" by Michael Musto

While Joan Rivers and Don Rickles (and Courtney Act's career) applaud from the afterlife, RuPaul's Drag Race season six winner Bianca Del Rio continues to be the funniest motormouth on the p…

SOURCE: Out at 10:07AM
Monday, April 17, 2017

Cynthia Nixon on Emily Dickinson's Sexuality & Her Own by Michael Musto

Cynthia Nixon is superb as 19th Century poet Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies' new film, A Quiet Passion. That's no surprise to those who know her work--she radiated sophistication as lawye…

SOURCE: Out at 09:03AM
Monday, April 10, 2017

Investigating Crime Reporter Dominick Dunne's Queer Personal Life by Michael Musto

Dominick Dunne (1925-2009) was the acclaimed, obsessive writer for Vanity Fair who specialized in thorough investigations into trials involving O.J. Simpson and the Menendez brothers (Lyle a…

SOURCE: Out at 12:03PM
Monday, April 3, 2017

Queer Icon Freddie Mercury Gets New Life Through Polish-Born Performer by Michael Musto

Kuba Ka has optioned the rights to Lesley-Ann Jones' book An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury, and it doesn't take a genius to see why; when made up properly, the Polish-born performer …

SOURCE: Out at 02:26PM
Monday, March 27, 2017

Amanda Lepore on Her New Book, Celebrity Dates & Caitlyn's Lesbianism by Michael Musto

Amanda Lepore is a trans icon, party hostess, photographers' muse and now a book. The New Jersey-born answer to Marilyn Monroe, Lepore is the subject of Doll Parts (written with Thomas Flann…

SOURCE: Out at 09:59AM
Monday, March 20, 2017

'Drag Race' Season 9 Star Alexis Michelle on Drag, Activism & Boyfriends by Michael Musto

Born Alex Michaels in Manhattan, Alexis Michelle is a talented figure on the Gotham bar scene, playing Boots & Saddle on Wednesdays, Therapy on Thursdays and the Ritz on Sundays, with pe…

SOURCE: Out at 12:54PM
Monday, March 13, 2017

Charlie Hides Dishes About Being Oldest 'Drag Race' Contestant Ever—And He's a Riot! by Michael Musto

Cheers to survival. Charlie Hides is the oldest contestant ever to appear on RuPaul's Drag Race, and he's in top form. I first became aware of the British performer--who's on season nine, pr…

SOURCE: Out at 08:44AM
Monday, March 6, 2017

Disney's First Gay Character: Is This Actually a Step Backwards? by Michael Musto

Movie companies are always about 40 years late to the table with allegedly groundbreaking material, and then they always make sure to congratulate themselves on the incredible courage involv…

SOURCE: Out at 10:00AM
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Gay Bars and Broadway: They Go Together by Michael Musto

Amid a theater boom, bars in Hell’s Kitchen and elsewhere are hosting colorful events with singalongs, drop-ins and drag queens doing musical numbers.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:36PM
Monday, February 27, 2017

Queer Highlights From Last Night's Most Shocking Oscars Ever by Michael Musto

Yesterday, I got an email from a colleague, critic Brendan Lemon, who said, "I'm starting to think that Moonlight could pull off an upset tonight. As a friend of mine says: "Just like in '05…

SOURCE: Out at 01:19PM
Monday, February 20, 2017

The Good Thing For Gays About Donald Trump by Michael Musto

If I were to literally stick to my title (above), this would be a very short column. In fact, it would be over already and I'd be off typing up an invoice. But let me use a little hyperbole …

SOURCE: Out at 05:03PM
Monday, February 13, 2017

The Best Black Male Fashion Models of All Time by Michael Musto

Happy Black History Month! Happy NYC Fashion Week! In commemoration of both landmark events, stylist Christian Freedom and I picked the 10 most exciting black male models of all time, and th…

SOURCE: Out at 05:40PM
Monday, February 6, 2017

'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' Changed My Gay Life! by Michael Musto

In 1973, I was a 17-year-old student who spent weekends with my parents in Brooklyn and looked forward to the wonders of The Mary Tyler Moore Show every Saturday night. Famous from The Dick …

SOURCE: Out at 11:02AM
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Michael Musto takes on the Tony Awards: ‘Hamilton’ sweep, Audra McDonald snub, Jessica Lange to win by Michael Musto

The biggest Tony nomination surprise? No nod for six-time winner Audra McDonald for “Shuffle Along!” I blame it on the awful blue dress they put her in in Act Two! But despite t…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 11:09PM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Mamma Mia! Is Ruining Broadway by Michael Musto

Talking with all-around Broadway fanatic Seth Rudetsky! Plus Charles Busch.

SOURCE: Village Voice at 05:58PM

Mark Rylance Passes Gas and Passes Muster by Michael Musto

The audience leaps to its feet at the end, thrilled to have at least seen an attempt at high art. With low farts.

SOURCE: Village Voice at 05:58PM

'Addams Family' Star: This Show Has Been Shat Upon! by Michael Musto

Plus, camping out at Burlesque

SOURCE: Village Voice at 05:58PM

Octogenarian Showstopper Rules New York! Revived: Marilyn Maye and Sally Kellerman. Clubs aren't dead yet, either. by Michael Musto

At a rehearsal, Hearn joked to me that he would be trotting out his all-purpose accent for the play. ("I only have one accent—it's Spanish, Yiddish, German . . .")

SOURCE: Village Voice at 05:58PM

Spider-Man Dish From One Who Knows! by Michael Musto

Chatting with the Post's Michael Riedel about the show he loves to hate

SOURCE: Village Voice at 05:58PM

Don't Take The Road To Qatar! by Michael Musto

In fact, there are times when you start wondering which is worse--the show they wrote or the show they wrote about the show they wrote.

SOURCE: Village Voice at 05:58PM

Kelly Clarkson in Spider-Man? by Michael Musto

​Someone posted on the ATC Broadway board that a high-profile visitor to Broadway's troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, who is famous from American Idol, might have gone as a precursor…

SOURCE: Village Voice at 05:58PM

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