Michael Musto

  • Voice Choices

    May 1, 2013


    Michael Musto heats up
54 Below

  • Columns

    February 20, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    February 13, 2013


    Musto brings back the
mirror ball to studio 54

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    "Do You Worship At The Altar Of Michael Musto?"

    No, it's not me asking that. I already know you do--and thank you, by the way! But interestingly, Creative Loafing posed that question in an editorial titled "Call For Snark: CL Is Looking For The Next Michael Musto Or Molly Ivins." Asks the piece:

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    I Answer My Twitter Followers! This Is Fun!

    One of the great things about twitter is that after you've googled and bing-ed yourself, it gives you one more venue to find mentions of your name. As someone who believes there's no such thing as bad press, I was thrilled to click on "Interactions" just moments ago and find the following tweets th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Yesterday Was "Michael Musto Appreciation Day"! Photos By Andrew Werner!

    I am not making this up! Borough President Scott M. Stringer honored me and three others at a Pride celebration last night at Onegin restaurant, and while doing so, he gave me an honest-to-God plaque saying June 11 is Michael Musto Appreciation Day in Manhattam! I felt like running into the street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    I Met The Biggest Phony In The Entire City

    The other night, I was heading into a Village club when a young woman, accompanied by friends, started screeching: "OH MY GOD! MICHAEL MUSTO! I WORSHIP YOU! I ABSOLUTELY ADORE YOU! I'M A WRITER TOO AND I THINK YOU'RE THE ABSOLUTE BEST! I READ LA DOLCE MUSTO ON THE PLANE! I LOVE YOU!"

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Ovation Channel Blog Interviews Me

    The intriguingly named Kymara Lacrimosa threw 13 questions my way, and I flung them right back, with answers. The result is titillatingly entertaining and not at all unlucky! And get a load of the introduction she wrote for me!

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    My Bunion Surgeries Made The Medical News!

    I thought I was just going for a couple of simple surgeries. But a bunion blog reports that it actually couldn't have been more major. According to the link, bunion surgery can be "painful and potentially lead to recurrence, infection, or over correction (which is not pretty)."

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    The Other Michael Musto!

    I once got a call from a TV producer doing a biographical show about the cartoonishly appealing blond starlet Jayne Mansfield, who tragically died in a 1967 car crash. I was thrilled to come aboard as a commentator, having loved Jayne's campy film appearances, as well as her record album of Shakesp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Medieval Times: In Case You Ever Wondered What Medieval Food Looked LIke

    Tomato bisque, the first course. Hey, are we in a Burger King? Why are those people wearing paper crowns? It's been a decade since I went to Medieval Times with Michael Musto and Lynn Yaeger. I wrote a feature, but it was killed. Now some friends (including FiTR San Francisco correspondent Tracy V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2011

    Another Rave For My Book!

    Writes Jed Ryan: "Loaded with an infinite number of priceless zingers, Fork ... is the equivalent of the cocktail hour at a gay wedding, where Tony award winners and aging Hollywood legends mix with go-go boys, porn stars, and self-aggrandizing pseudo-celebs.

  • Voice Choices

    September 7, 2011


    It's long and juicy

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Rave Review of My Book On Gay List Daily

    Wolfgang Wesener​Thank you, Steven Lindsey. And an extra heap of gratitude for helping me realize that Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back can be way better alluded to as FOTLKITB. Here's the review: Musto Gracias The world has many things to fear. Palins, bioterrorism, day-long prayer/hat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Christopher Street Dunkin' Donuts Rampage Video Released

    Last week the Dunkin' Donuts at 75 Christopher Street was attacked by a group of kids who caused "over $5,000 in damage," according to our own Michael Musto. Today there's video out via DNA Info that shows the teenagers in the act of senselessly destroying the place, "overturning tables and coffee m ... More >>

  • Film

    March 9, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2011


    A party for the football illiterate

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    I'm In the 'Out 100'

    ​ Yes, I'm one of the hundred powerful and compelling LGBTs who made a difference this year, according to Out magazine, and this is great, mainly because I get to go to the party and eat the hors d'oeuvres. The photo with me and other fabbies was shot as a Studio 54 homage, which is why I lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    "Eat It, Michael Musto" Is Now A Video

    ​LCD Soundsystem, whose song "Pow Pow" features the immortal line "Eat it, Michael Musto/You're no Bruce Vilanch," has just come up with a video for the song, starring Oscar nominated actress Anna Kendrick. That's exactly who I'd pictured to play me!

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    I'm The Star of the New BoConcept Commercial

    ​ They even refer to me as "famed gossip columnist Michael Musto." It starts with me sitting at my desk, which is in such hideous disarray that I can't even find my computer. In comes resident sprite Niki Cheng, who alerts me to BoConcept's motto--"No limits in organization"--as I cleverly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Michael Musto (Slightly) Less Screwed in Book Deal

    We're happy to hear from Voice colleague Michael Musto that Alyson Books and Musto's editor have apologized to him regarding their holding his book hostage, and have opened up a discussion with him on either finally publishing the presciently titled Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back or at least gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    "Michael Musto Lends His Discerning Eye for Talent to the Puppetry of the Penis Open Casting Call"

    ​ That's the headline of a real press release that went out just moments ago. You can't make this shit up, people. The release continues like so:

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: An Immigrant's Heart

    ​In this week's Village Voice, a (literally) bleeding-heart story: Julia Amparo-Alvarado, an illegal Guatemalan immigrant who escaped her country's internal strife for a better life, isn't well. The figurative nature of enlarged and battered heart manifested in the physical form. And now, beca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    James Murphy Squashes His Beef With Michael Musto: "I Think He Gets It"

    Thanks for reading, James.​To recap: LCD Soundsystem's "Pow Pow," from their in fact very excellent new record This Is Happening, deigns to take an explicit shot at our very own Michael Musto, i.e. "Eat it Michael Musto/You're no Bruce Vilanch." We interview Musto, who responds with "Suck it, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Michael Musto Is Taking a Vacation Week

    ​And do you know why it's so urgently important that Musto do so? Because he's gone so batty he's talking about himself in the third person. So, he--I mean I--will spend the week in either Maine or Massapequa (depending on which invitation comes first), where I'll get some much needed rest, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    This Week In The Voice: The 2010 Obie Awards

    ​Every year, The Village Voice holds their own awards ceremony for theater free from the pomp, circumstance, and promotional intent towards profit that most other Dog and Pony extravaganzas do: The Obies. And the awesomeness that was this year's was no exception. Voice theater critic and Obie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    This Week In The Voice: The National's Agenda

    ​They say there's a fine line between comedy and tragedy. But what about the lines between despair and hilarity? Brooklyn's band of the moment, The National, knows where they lie, and they also know how to blur them, argues Michael D. Ayers, writing this week's Voice cover story: The National' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    This Week In The Voice: The NYPD Tapes

    ​Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors, locked file cabinets, and day-to-day routines of the NYPD? Other than them, nobody. Which is one of the reasons why one of New York's Finest saw fit to record his life among their ranks, and shed light on some of the darker aspects of those who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    The Problem With Fishing For Compliments...

    ​Is that you usually end up reeling in a big, whopping dis. A couple of years ago at a diner--oh, hush, you have to eat somewhere--I spotted a guy dutifully reading my column at another table. Anxious to be anointed with all kinds of praise, I raced up to him and gurgled, "Hey! That's me!"

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Week in Review: Shut It Down

    Scenes from MtyMx. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.​In the week LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy told our own Michael Musto to "eat it" and Musto sensibly retaliated by telling him to "suck it" right back, we spent a good chunk of the week unpacking the twin out-of-state enterprises that were SXSW and M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    I # NY: LCD Soundsystem vs. Michael Musto?

    ​Today, in our daily Twitter roundup, there're lots of people getting shitfaced in New York for St. Patrick's Day, and...we could care less about them, here. More important is the beef we smell cooking up between a familiar gossip columnist and a familiar New York rock act. Where is it? And wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Eek, it 's Michael Musto, in a series of glamorous guises (we're not showing his Susan Boyle because we want you to prepare yourself first) and Running Down the Decade like it's never been run down before. (He also gets in not one, but three Top Tens. What a trouper!) Francis Davis presi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Sailors used to roll around the city like Gene Kelly, but security concerns and technology have changed things, and now they mostly stay on the ships or, if they're lucky, at rare havens like the Seafarers & International House. The men whose boats brought you almost everything you have are m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Like to gamble online? Political odd couples like Barney Frank and Al D'Amato are fighting for your right to do so. Meanwhile James Giordano made millions via internet gambling, and wound up in prison. So... do you feel lucky? Graham Rayman has the story. Tom Robbins has previously covered t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Michael Musto Continues Conquest of Internet

    OK, let's see if Gothamist picked up the Homeland Security TV story -- hey, what's this? Michael Musto? That fella gets around. Highlights! On doing a "gay Match Game show at Bowery Poetry Club": "'Wanna do a free, local version of the Match Game?' Sure! That's how I run my career...into the ground. ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2009
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    January 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Gawker's Musto Questions Answered

    Cheeky Gawker asks, what was Michael Musto doing in a "'sex-video booth cruising area' in an Eighth Avenue porn emporium?" Now it can be told: he was picking up something for us. We said to him, "As long as you're going to the glory hole, you can pick up something for us." No, seriously, we hear he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    I'm in a Big Gay Musical

    I was just cast in a movie, kids, and it's a real stretch: I play a character called "Gay Man"! It's in Big Gay Musical, a film by Casper Andreas, who previously did such fine features as Slutty Summer and A Four Letter Word. The movie--which features all kinds of illustrious Broadway types--starts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    I Am Now a Lipstick!

    That's right, folks. I may not exactly be any kind of journalist, but I am definitely a fucking lipstick. According to Stephen Saban's wonderful blog, WOW Report, club kid killer Michael Alig just sent a letter to his friend James St. James from jail and in it he included a sheet from a fashion maga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Please Don't Ask Me Who I Am! I Don't Know!

    I am a total whore for attention, but I prefer it if fans that rush me at least have a vague idea of who I am. "Ain't you that guy from some TV show?" works for me. (It's not exactly, "Aren't you the world-renowned wit Michael Musto?" but it's warm enough.) What I really DETEST, though, is when peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Papermag Blows Me In Public

    My good friend and dictator Mickey Boardman just interviewed me for and it's a doozy, honey! Is it about rocket science? Astrophysics? High Colonics? No, it's a real stretch for Mama--where to get cheap action during gay pride week! Read it, learn it, and become it! And clean up afterwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    One More Naked Romp a la Lindsay! When Will the Whoring End?

    It was inevitable, folks. Someone has spoofed my spoof of Lindsay Lohan's spoof of Marilyn Monroe. And it's brilliant! Feast your eyes on Glace Chase as Michael Musto as Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn. I have no idea who Glace Chase is, but he certainly has balls, and he wisely doesn't bother to hide them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    My Ssssmokin' Scrape With the Law!

    This man is a lawbreaker. It's taken me several days, but I can finally break down and admit it: I'm a lawbreaker! Right up there with Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Scott Peterson! No, I didn't kill a pregnant woman or wear shoes that clashed with my bag. I smoked! See, last Sunday night at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Hate Us Or Love Us

    Hate Us or Love Us is weekly look at the cyberlove and cyberhate that people show the Voice in that magic place called cyberspace. Bonnie Ruberg compiled this week's edition. Look for it every Friday. The New York Post joins Michael Musto in reconsidering the leather men of Cruising. Meanwhile, H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Don't Tell Musto He Can't Say Bitch

    A New York Times reporter used an encounter with the Voice's Michael Musto to ask the famed columnist to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the word 'bitch.' As reported in Runnin' Scared last week, the City Council is considering a symbolic ban on the b-word, just months after passing a simila ... More >>

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