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Actors Andy Mientus and Michael Arden Announce Engagement On Instagram

Broadway Actors Andy Mientus and Michael Arden Announce Engagement On Instagram

Broadway actors Andy Mientus and Michael Arden announced their June 23 engagement on Instagram.

Arden has appeared on Broadway in The Times They Are A-Changin’ and Big River and has been seen on TV in series including Anger Management, Nurse Jackie and The Good Wife. Mientus, who makes his Broadway debut in this season’s Les Misérables, has also appeared in Anger Management and in NBC’s Smash.

Broadway Actors Andy Mientus and Michael Arden Announce Engagement On Instagram instagram quote from shakespeareAnnoucing the engagement on Instagram, Mientus used a quote from Shakespeare’s As You Like It:

"Come, woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humour and like enough to consent." 

Speaking to Playbill, the couple said, "We are incredibly moved by the outpouring of love and support from the community. Both lifelong theatre lovers, we first met at the opening night of The Times They Are A-Changin' on Broadway. We have our fingers crossed for at least twice as long a run." 

Watch Andy and Michael perform The Scripts' For The First Time live, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Fantastical!

    Posted by: Jaques | Jun 25, 2014 9:03:10 AM

  2. Who?

    Posted by: Perry | Jun 25, 2014 9:24:20 AM

  3. Lovely story.

    Posted by: will | Jun 25, 2014 9:35:11 AM

  4. hmmm -if these two were not white, male, young and passably good looking - would you have placed this story? doubt it.
    come on - neither is all that famous - you could even say they are basically unknown -
    therefore, why in the world would they get this play other than their skin color, their relative youth and their decent looks -
    unless you are making a policy of making these announcements for anyone who ever had their name in a program or a credit scroll or got published etc. -

    Posted by: j | Jun 25, 2014 10:05:51 AM

  5. J - Towleroad has posted plenty of gay proposals and weddings of gay men of all shapes and colors. Maybe slow down with the dramatics.

    Posted by: Mikey M | Jun 25, 2014 10:16:29 AM

  6. This site often spotlights Broadway performers and these two certainly fall into the category. Michael Arden, in particular, has been praised for his acting & singing talents at least as far back as his great interpretation of the role of Peter in the original NYC production of 'bare' back in 2004. He is also one of the best current interpreters of the Joni Mitchell songbook.
    Find 2 men of color who are Broadway talents and are announcing their engagement on social media, and I bet they'd highlight that as well.

    Posted by: DrMikey | Jun 25, 2014 10:23:10 AM

  7. I should stop reading the comments on Towleroad. It used to be that I learned something from reading them, but now most comments are negative and bitter. For every happy story posted on Towleroad, there will be more than a handful of people who rant negatively and inanely. (That is not a typo.)

    Posted by: Hawthorne | Jun 25, 2014 10:27:18 AM

  8. Best wishes to the happy couple !

    Posted by: Tracey | Jun 25, 2014 10:27:22 AM

  9. I would also like to say thank you to Andy and his staff - your site is indispensible, and a great source of information and news about the LGBT community and society. Please don' let the negative commenters discourage you.

    Posted by: Hawthorne | Jun 25, 2014 10:29:09 AM

  10. So adorable!

    Posted by: Zeddy | Jun 25, 2014 10:41:28 AM

  11. I remember Michael from high school. So very proud of him and happy for his happiness and success.

    Posted by: Michael Sawyer | Jun 25, 2014 10:49:52 AM

  12. Hey J - here's a link to an older white guy proposing to his black fiance...

    guess what site it was on (can you)...oh btw it took me like 30 seconds to find this

    get your head out of your ass, please it must be suffocating

    Posted by: mason | Jun 25, 2014 11:07:07 AM

  13. First, to the happy couple: CONGRATULATION

    Second, Okay J, prove it. Show us a link of two men of color that work in the New York threater where Towleroad ignored their engagement announcement. YOU made the claim, now back it up.

    If you don't, YOU are a NOM troll.

    Posted by: REALLY | Jun 25, 2014 11:19:01 AM

  14. I saw Andy Mientus at the KC stop of the Spring Awakening national tour. He was really good playing the bi/gay character Hanshen.

    Michael Arden was also in the short lived television show "Kings" as the slightly unhinged boyfriend of the closeted heir to the throne. He was really, really good even though he had little screen time.

    Congrats to both of them. They're awesome.

    Posted by: james | Jun 25, 2014 11:24:09 AM

  15. Oh, this is nice warm fuzzies story for the morning. Congrats to the adorable couple.

    Posted by: Dback | Jun 25, 2014 1:12:28 PM

  16. Congratulations to the lucky couple. Wishing the good fortune

    Posted by: MickyFlip | Jun 25, 2014 1:18:03 PM

  17. While perhaps not well known to the general populace, both actors are very well-known in theatre circles. Mientus is currently on Broadway in LES MISERABLES playing Marius, the show's romantic lead.

    Congratulations to them both!

    Posted by: Jere | Jun 25, 2014 2:09:22 PM

  18. Hot couple! I'd hit em' both. At the same time.

    Posted by: Brandon H | Jun 25, 2014 2:54:42 PM

  19. I love it when our children do well!

    Posted by: chevytexas | Jun 25, 2014 8:20:52 PM

  20. Now there's a cute couple that know a thing or two about show tunes!

    Posted by: TM in LBC | Jun 26, 2014 1:57:52 PM

  21. Congratulations to two very fine gentlemen. Wishing you 1,000X1,000 years of happiness together.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jun 28, 2014 8:53:52 AM

  22. Mientus was Kyle on Smash, season 2. It was a pretty big role and his character's trajectory was a major plot point. Sadly, his character did not really come alive until the very end of the series.

    Posted by: bravo | Jul 3, 2014 10:02:00 AM

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