Interview: Gavin Creel at the National Equality March


We had a chance to speak with Tony-nominated actor Gavin Creel at yesterday's National Equality March. Creel is one of the founders of Broadway Impact, a community of Broadway actors, directors, stage managers, fans, and producers dedicated to raising money for LGBT Equality.

As you may know, the production of Hair on Broadway went dark for a day while the cast came down to D.C. to show support for the March and perform at the rally.

Watch our interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I was impressed to read the mention of Towleroad in today's NY Times article re: the equality march.
    Well done, Towelroad.

    Posted by: Mark | Oct 12, 2009 9:44:44 AM

  2. Andy, were you at the march with Corey? I heard him up on stage but I didn't hear you introduced.

    Posted by: K | Oct 12, 2009 9:51:31 AM

  3. Yes, I was there. I am the one shooting all these videos.

    Posted by: andy | Oct 12, 2009 9:55:24 AM

  4. Ah, my bad. That was obvious. Thank you for all of this. Too bad I wasn't able to spot you both in the media staging area. :)

    Posted by: K | Oct 12, 2009 10:04:03 AM

  5. What a great day it was. I was very happy with the turnout and particularly all the young activists out and about.

    Posted by: Glenn | Oct 12, 2009 10:05:19 AM

  6. The other lead from Hair was on the train with us last night back up to NY. That dude is smokin' hot but alas straight. Actually it was great to see so many straight friends there in addition to so many kids, who really did appear to make up the bulk of the crowd. All in all it was an awesome experience.

    Posted by: Giovanni | Oct 12, 2009 10:21:27 AM

  7. I want marriage equality just so I can marry Gavin Creel.

    Posted by: Jeff NYC | Oct 12, 2009 10:36:50 AM

  8. Is that Jonathan Groff behind Corey? How awesome that they managed to get a lot of members of the Broadway community to the event. Go Gavin!

    Posted by: LD | Oct 12, 2009 10:38:45 AM

  9. What a waste of time and effort. No reason for any gay uprising. They have every right they need. The worst part is their continuing to flaunt their sex. Why. Heterals don't. If in the service does a heteral flaunt that he is straight. Why does a gay have to. Go about your business and what you do on your own time is your business only. Why tell anyone about it.
    Gays can visit anyone in the hospital like a heteral. They have freedom of religion like a heteral. They can buy a house and live together unmarried like many heterals do these days. They can start a business, go shopping, etc. Why flaunt your sex like they do on the gay TV shows and movies and the gay network. It just seems all about sex. Just watch the stupid parades they put on. Do your thing and go about your business. Why flaunt it?

    Posted by: John Hyland | Oct 12, 2009 10:39:15 AM

  10. Was that a parody troll? I must say, Bravo, John, you have really captured the drooling, half-witted rantings of a right-wing homophobe brilliantly! Well-played!

    Posted by: Glenn | Oct 12, 2009 10:44:06 AM

  11. Um ... Mr. Hyland ... why are you visiting a site with homosexual tendencies???

    Posted by: Eddie | Oct 12, 2009 11:04:13 AM

  12. How much better it would have been if ther producers of "Hair" had donated a night's proceeds to "No on 1" in Maine instead of canceling a performance so that the cast could go to DC for a party. How much did the march raise for "No on 1" or any tangible political cause that our community is facing right now? How many better ways could we have spent the money that was spent on transportation, hotels, and cocktails?

    Posted by: Z | Oct 12, 2009 11:20:52 AM

  13. Oh, for Christ's sake Z. I get so tired of people who level their criticism at the people who are actually doing something, just because they didn't choose to do what the speaker (in his or her infinite wisdom) thinks is the most important thing? Setting aside your implicit idea that their presence at the march (and the publicity they gave it leading up to it) are worthless, how aboue saving your fire for all the Broadway shows -- and everyone else for that matter -- that didn't do, and aren't going to do, anything at all for any gay rights issues?

    Some people just aren't happy unless they're carping at others to make themselves seem smart.

    Posted by: Glenn | Oct 12, 2009 11:29:25 AM

  14. LOL @ JOHN HYLAND: "The worst part is their continuing to flaunt their sex. Why. Heterals don't."
    No of course not... straight men and women NEVER flaunt their sexuality. I mean, it's not like every single television show and movie from the past 60+ years has prominently featured either married straight couples or straight singles desperately searching for partners! And it's obviously not like we can walk down the road or through a mall (or god forbid on a beach) and see straight people holding hands or kissing.

    I can't even remember the last time I saw a straight wedding announcement in the newspaper, or a scantily clad woman draped across the cover of a men's mag. And straight people NEVER speak openly about their sexual exploits (and definitely not on any talk shows), nor do they ever dress provocatively in parades or on TV. In fact, there are NO "straight" parades at all .. (well, unless you assume that unless marked otherwise, they're all straight).

    So yeah, you hit the nail on the head MR HYLAND. Homos are just obsessed with sex, perverts the whole lot of 'em. And that's why so many of them are working diligently to gain marriage equality - so they can refuse to settle down with one partner in a loving and monogamous relationship. Really.

    Posted by: sparks | Oct 12, 2009 11:32:56 AM

  15. Actually, Z, they didn't cancel a performance of HAIR...they just switched their Sunday matinee to a Monday evening this week.

    Posted by: Andrew | Oct 12, 2009 12:45:19 PM

  16. lol @ heteral

    Posted by: MP | Oct 12, 2009 1:28:52 PM

  17. Um, Mr. Hyland, it's "hetero" not "heteral." You might want to familiarize yourself with the English language if you want to be taken seriously. Not that any sane person would anyway.

    Posted by: Paul M | Oct 12, 2009 10:34:41 PM

  18. gavin creel is hot!

    Posted by: bluecandyboy | Oct 13, 2009 9:55:15 PM

  19. What is with the bullshit that heterosexuals don't flaunt their lifestyles? You would be hard pressed to find any movie, tv show, advert, etc. that isn't pushing the heterosexual agenda.
    It is so annoying when they have to insert straightness in everything just for they sake of it, especially when it would be better served without it! I mean are straight people (homophobes) so... that if a persona is not established heterosexual they won't watch it, etc. in case it may be gay?

    Posted by: Blake | Oct 23, 2009 10:34:00 AM

  20. Great comment Sparks.
    I should have read it before I made mine.
    I just glanced Hyland's and had to respond.
    It would be great if "heterals" or in english heteros didn't flaunt their sexuality.
    It has all become annoyingly COMMON!

    Posted by: Blake | Oct 23, 2009 10:42:46 AM

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