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Michael Urie in New Play About Formation of Mattachine Society


Michael Urie plays Rudi Gernriech and Thomas Jay Ryan plays Harry Hay in The Temperamentals, which begins previews on April 30 and a limited run on May 4 at the Barrow Group Studio Theatre in New York.

Broadway World writes: "'The Temperamentals' tells the story of two men - the communist Harry Hay and the young Viennese refugee and designer Rudi Gernreich, weaving together the personal and the political to tell a relatively unknown chapter in gay history. It explores the deepening love between two complex men, while they build the first gay rights organization in the United States pre Stonewall. This is the perilous, unpredictable world these men inhabit as their impossible dream of forming such an unheard of organization becomes a reality. They must navigate their relationship in new and surprising ways. "The Temperamentals" is an intimate portrayal of the men who created history and the epic struggles they overcame. The characters consist of the actual men who founded the Mattachine Society, as well as prominent figures of the time such as Frank Tavener of the House Un-American Committee and the director Vincente Minnelli."

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Michael Urie Offers His Sense of Style and Poise to Miss America


In a four-part special beginning on January 4, Ugly Betty's Michael Urie takes the helm of the run-up to the Miss America pageant in Miss America: Reality Check. Urie will attempt to teach the beauty queens to correct bad beauty habits and best represent themselves for the pageant, which airs on January 26.

Here are a couple clips from the show.


The series will air Fridays at 10PM (ET/PT) beginning January 4 on TLC.

Ugly Betty's Michael Urie Talks (Fictional) Boyfriends



AfterElton's Michael Jensen talks to Ugly Betty's Michael Urie about where he's gone with the "bitchy, gay assistant" character Marc he first read for when he auditioned for Ugly Betty. Recently, Marc got a love interest on the show who's pretty much his polar opposite aside from the fact that their two jobs (Cliff's a photographer) intersect in the fashion industry.

Says Urie: "Cliff is a very forgiving person and Marc is a very flaky guy. I think part of what intrigues Cliff about Marc is that he is such a shallow, self-centered person, but you see a glimmer of humanity and compassion when he meets Cliff. So I think that’s sort of the allure...they sort of look at each other like little projects. As you saw, Cliff is not the fashionable, sleek kind of a guy like Marc is, and Marc is not the sensitive, tender guy like Cliff is, so they sort of become each other’s pet projects a little bit."

In tonight's episode Cliff reportedly tries to kiss Marc but is rebuffed and offered the excuse: "You know the fashion world is very homophobic."

It's Time for Gay Love on Ugly Betty

A few spoilers from the upcoming episode after the jump...

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