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 with me…no, let me not give too much of the peppy plot away.
Let me just say that I portray an irritable queen who is desperate not to see another banal piece of dramaturgy. Instead, I loudly declare that I want, yep, a big–gay–musical!! And I get one! “Should we just change the name of the character to Michael Musto?” asked a crew member during my shooting day. I don’t know, talk to my agent–Michael Musto!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 6, 2008