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Michael Urie. (Photo by Jenny Anderson)

Theatrical Mustang: Michael Urie’s Medieval Musical Era

This month Woodzick talks to mutli-hyphenate performer Michael Urie ahead of his return to Broadway in ‘Spamalot.’

American Theatre is proud to be the venue for Theatrical Mustang, an independently produced podcast from actor-writer-activist Woodzick. Each month they’ll bring listeners interviews with unbridled talent and cultural trailblazers from across the country.

This month, Woodzick chats with multi-hyphenate talent Michael Urie as he prepares to return to Broadway as Sir Robin in Spamalot. On this episode, Michael and Woodzick discuss loving Monty Python, finding musicality, and celebrating queer stories. Urie is well-known for bringing stories to life onscreen, onstage, and behind the scenes. Hailing from Plano, Texas, Michael trained at the Juilliard School and currently resides in New York City. Arguably best known for his groundbreaking role as Marc St. James on ABC’s early 2000s dramedy TV series, Ugly Betty, Michael has also appeared on hit shows such as Modern Family, The Good Wife, Younger, Workaholics, and Hot in Cleveland among many others.

Ten years since Michael made his Broadway debut opposite Nick Jonas in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, they will be seen together again on the big screen in Jersey Boys LIVE. In December 2021, Michael led Netflix’s first gay holiday rom com, Single All the Way, and can be seen in AppleTV+’s Shrinking alongside Jason Segel, who serves as writer and executive producer, which was recently renewed for a second season. In addition to Spamalot, Urie will join Sutton Foster in an Encores! staging of Once Upon A Mattress by Amy Sherman-Palladino. Other theatre credits include Jane Anger at the New Ohio Theater and D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company and Buyer and Cellar, which he performed Off-Broadway and in a memorable online rendition. He is the co-founder and festival producer of NYC’s Pride Plays, an annual festival that celebrates and elevates LGBTQIA+ voices in the theatre. His theatre directing credits include Bright Colors and Bold Patterns and Uptown Players’ Silver Foxes in Dallas.

Download this episode here. The Theatrical Mustang podcast is edited by Travis Rosemarie Curhart-Fischbach. Music by The Morgens using Citizen DJ Project, Library of Congress, National Jukebox.

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