Friday, January 16, 2009

Out in Film: Bryan Batt

Idol worship: Bryan Batt, actor.

- He originated the role of Darius Off-Broadway in Paul Rudnick's play Jeffrey, and reprised his performance in the film version.

- Just like Darius, he starred in Cats. Other Broadway productions he has appeared in include Starlight Express, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast (as Lumiere), Sunset Boulevard, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Saturday Night Fever, Seussical the Musical and La Cage aux Folles (as Albin/Zaza).

- Off-Broadway, he was in two versions of the long-running Forbidden Broadway, and his regional stage credits include Grease (as Kenicke), Evita (as Che) and Trixie True: Teen Detective.

- On film, he also co-starred in two other gay-themed comedies, Kiss Me, Guido and Hit and Runway.

- Nowadays, he is best known for playing the closeted ad exec Salvatore Romano on the Emmy Award-winning Mad Men, which will begin its third season this summer. He and his cast-mates are currently nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Dramatic Ensemble.

1 comment:

  1. I had the privilege of meeting and chatting "off the record" with Bryan a couple of years ago. He was funny and sweet. I also saw him play the Cat in the Hat in "Seussical" on Broadway. Needless to say, he was the best thing about it.

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