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Andrew Rannells

His book came out yesterday. Never really a fan of his and hadn't even really heard of him until I saw him in a play on Broadway this past summer, and he's been on my radar since. He was on Good Morning America yesterday talking about his book release, so out of curiosity I purchased it.

I'm about halfway through, but taking a break to say: his book flows well, he's entertaining and funny as hell, and he's been molested/taken advantage of A LOT.

Totally caught me off guard, and it's not at all the focus of the book, but all this is to say that I keep getting stunned by his genuine honesty. It's worth the read, if any of you are looking for a good book to pick up or download.

by Anonymousreply 226Last Friday at 8:20 AM

I loved him on Girls.

by Anonymousreply 103/13/2019

He was the best thing about "Girls."

I'm sad to hear that he was sexually assaulted / molested.

by Anonymousreply 203/13/2019

He seems obnoxious and his face looks like it was made out of wax.

by Anonymousreply 303/13/2019

Didn't people used to wait until they DONE something before they "wrote" an autobiography?

by Anonymousreply 403/13/2019

"had" DONE....

by Anonymousreply 503/13/2019

What age was he first molested?

by Anonymousreply 603/13/2019

He doesn't mention Girls at all. I skimmed the ebook for keywords.

by Anonymousreply 703/13/2019

Does most of America even know who he is? It seems like everybody gets a memoir these days, no matter who they are.

by Anonymousreply 803/13/2019

I adore him. One of the best talk show guests out there.

by Anonymousreply 903/13/2019

He looks like a chipmunk

by Anonymousreply 1003/13/2019

he's too fat, i don't believe he was molested

by Anonymousreply 1103/13/2019

He does have a strange plastic looking face, but I do find him rather funny. He was great in The Boys in the Band last year.

by Anonymousreply 1203/13/2019

Does he talk about The New Normal and co-star Justin Bartha? I liked that show and thought they were cute as a couple

by Anonymousreply 1303/13/2019

Saw him in "The Boys in the Band" on Broadway. His was definitely the weakest performance.

by Anonymousreply 1403/13/2019

The book is only 13 dollars on IBooks so I downloaded it.

Jesus Christ! So you’re from Omaha! Get over it!

by Anonymousreply 1503/13/2019

I’m sorry but a priest briefly frenching you during confession does not count as molestation.

by Anonymousreply 1603/13/2019

R16, is that a spoiler?

by Anonymousreply 1703/13/2019

34, r6

by Anonymousreply 1803/13/2019

He looks like an Asian woman on the cover.

by Anonymousreply 1903/13/2019

He’s a gay theater kid from the sticks who moved to the big city. Why is that news? Aren’t we all?

I like him but his tales of woe seem to have a humble-brag angle. Like the time he converted a straight guy— the relationship turned out to be a nightmare but don’t forget that he’s hot enough to convert a straight guy. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 2003/13/2019

He's his own biggest fan.

by Anonymousreply 2103/13/2019

He sure is.

by Anonymousreply 2203/13/2019

When was he molested?

by Anonymousreply 2303/13/2019

R23, the better question is why is he molesting US?

by Anonymousreply 2403/13/2019

Of course no mention of "Girls". That's for volume 2 of the 10-set Magnum Opus of his glorious life.

by Anonymousreply 2503/13/2019

So on a scale of Tim Tebow to Andy Cohen, how big of a slut was Rannells?

by Anonymousreply 2603/13/2019

R26 Huge whore, huge

by Anonymousreply 2703/13/2019

Writing a memoir at such a young age is a sign the author realizes he's all washed up. He wanted to publish the memoir before he's entirely forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 2803/13/2019

Saw him on Kimmell and he said this book was from his early years to his broadway debut. Saving that for another rainy day, I presume.

by Anonymousreply 2903/13/2019

I wrote a memoir too so anyone can do it, guys!

by Anonymousreply 3003/13/2019

Here are the goods

by Anonymousreply 3103/13/2019

He has the gay equivalent to resting bitchface. Resting gayface.

by Anonymousreply 3203/13/2019


by Anonymousreply 3303/13/2019

^^^Do you even have to ask

by Anonymousreply 3403/13/2019

R2 Was he was sexually assaulted / molested in a nice, caring and sharing way?

R28 Noël release his memoir 'Present Indicative' when he was in his 30s.

by Anonymousreply 3503/13/2019

Jake Shears's memoir has 34 reviews on Amazon and ranks #297,382. Hopefully, Andrew will do better.

by Anonymousreply 3603/13/2019

R36 I heard Shears admit on TV that his career is on the wain. He had to fly out to the Sydney Mardi Gras to get a full-house of paying customers (who actually paid to dance and take drugs).

by Anonymousreply 3703/13/2019

Is his career big enough that we need a memoir from him?

by Anonymousreply 3803/13/2019

How much detail does he use to describe the rapes?

by Anonymousreply 3903/13/2019

He wasn't raped, he was fellated.

by Anonymousreply 4003/13/2019

[quote] Noël release his memoir 'Present Indicative' when he was in his 30s.

It is no longer 1932, and even if it were, Andrew Rannells is no Noël Coward..

by Anonymousreply 4103/13/2019

R37, and he's BFFs with Kylie Minogue so she probably paid for it.

by Anonymousreply 4203/13/2019

R41 Noël was genius in many genres.

But I don't actually think I've seen this rannells person.

by Anonymousreply 4303/13/2019

R39 Was it rape, rape?

by Anonymousreply 4403/13/2019

Is Whoopi still not back on The View?! Damn.

by Anonymousreply 4503/13/2019

R16 it does, if it's done right.

by Anonymousreply 4603/13/2019

Beverly said it first. Plagiarism!

by Anonymousreply 4703/13/2019

[quote]I heard Shears admit on TV that his career is on the wain.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 4803/13/2019

I think I have a book in me!

by Anonymousreply 4903/13/2019

I like him. He is adorkable and like every gay guy I have ever liked. He should do a rom com with Jonathan Groff and Henry Golding.

by Anonymousreply 5003/13/2019

Could you imagine writing this book? Could you imagine buying this book?

by Anonymousreply 5103/13/2019

Love him....talented and great with his fans!

by Anonymousreply 5203/13/2019

[quote]Could you imagine buying this book?

Considering I *did* buy it, yes. Haven't opened it yet but I will this weekend. But sure, take the frau / Republican route and criticize someone you don't know whose book you haven't read.

by Anonymousreply 5303/13/2019

OP = Andrew Rannells

by Anonymousreply 5403/13/2019

r54 my thought too and was surprised it took that long for somebody to say it

by Anonymousreply 5503/13/2019

R53, is everything you don't like automatically "Republican"?

Mind you, I ordered the book. I find Andy dee-lightful. But "Republican" just because someone doesn't?

by Anonymousreply 5603/14/2019

The book reviews have been pretty great - it’s supposedky great insight into being a young person trying to make it into Broadway. I’ll definitely read it.

by Anonymousreply 5703/14/2019

He wrote a column for the Sunday NY Times' "Modern Love" page a few weeks ago. It was about how he fell for a long term bf. He's a good writer

by Anonymousreply 5803/14/2019

He seems tedious and bratty.

by Anonymousreply 5903/14/2019

R56, I meant "Republican" in the context of judging things they haven't even seen, read or heard. They do it all the time with various pop-culture products, most recently "Captain Marvel."

by Anonymousreply 6003/14/2019

He’s got an amazing ass and I loved every minute of seeing it on Girls.

by Anonymousreply 6103/14/2019

[quote] and he's been molested/taken advantage of A LOT.

Is that the excuse he gives for being a slut and a people user who discards others immediately after he's got what he needs from them?

by Anonymousreply 6203/14/2019

[QUOTE]Saw him in "The Boys in the Band" on Broadway. His was definitely the weakest performance.

There were no weak performances, everyone held their own and it was a terrific show.

by Anonymousreply 6303/14/2019

That's not a book in you , Lorna dear. That's a cock

by Anonymousreply 6403/14/2019

Did Rannells just rehash his smug bitchiness in Boys in the Band? He only has one character.

by Anonymousreply 6503/14/2019

(23) when metoo became a thing.

by Anonymousreply 6603/14/2019

Coward had written a number of hugely successful plays which premiered on the West End and Broadway and toured all over, was on the cover of Time, the film of his play Cavalcade won the best picture Oscar and he was a famous personality before there were TV interview shows. I don't think if your best known work is a featured role on Girls it's quite the same thing

by Anonymousreply 6703/14/2019

He did The Book of Mormon and that was at least a decade ago. He was a supporting actor on Girls, which had a very niche audience. Most of the public has no idea who this guy is.

by Anonymousreply 6803/14/2019

He was also the lead in that shortlived network TV show about a gay couple

by Anonymousreply 6903/14/2019

Which alone is worth two autobiographical volumes.

by Anonymousreply 7003/14/2019

I adore him. He's hilarious, seems to have a big heart and is so hot. He's not just nice to look at from an aesthetic angle, he radiates raw sex appeal. I'm sorry to hear he was molested and exploited. Very difficult stuff to carry.

R69 He proved to be unexpectedly talented at drama on "The New Normal". He pulls you in with his great comedic timing but it's the unexpected dramatic moments that he also delivers with perfect timing, that really hit you.

by Anonymousreply 7103/14/2019

Total phony. Ego the size of Australia,

by Anonymousreply 7203/14/2019

I adore him as well, and thought the book was good!

by Anonymousreply 7303/14/2019

OP and R71 are the same person.

The guy can sing but he's a dime a dozen in the Broadway community. Guess the difference is most actors don't have the inclination to write such a book. Didn't realize Jake Shears book didn't get much traction. So who is going to buy this??

by Anonymousreply 7403/14/2019

R74 I'm not the OP, unless you meant we're both a dime a dozen in our appreciation of Rannells.

R72 Oh, I'm so glad to hear it. I like to imagine him keeping the prissy "Book of Mormon" costume on and passive-aggressively berating me between moans, while I take him.

by Anonymousreply 7503/14/2019

This book did not receive a *starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

by Anonymousreply 7603/14/2019

He was fun interview on Colbert the other night.

by Anonymousreply 7703/14/2019

Oh, please, r60. All I need to see are the words "Captain Marvel" and I know it's a movie I don't want to see. BUT I AM NOT A REPUBLICAN.

by Anonymousreply 7803/14/2019

I do like that he's able to make a whole career on playing gays guys

by Anonymousreply 7903/14/2019

I want to chow down on his dong. But he looks like he wears bad cologne.

by Anonymousreply 8003/14/2019

Andrew Rannells was not a stand-out in The Boys in the Band, whoever it was above who said that every person in the cast was brilliant or whatever. There were some great performance and there were some bad ones (the redhead from Desperate Housewives was awful). That hot guy from "One Life to Live" was one of my favorites. I didn't get Zachary Quinto's performance. Jim Parsons was excellent. Matt Bomer was completely miscast.

by Anonymousreply 8103/14/2019

It is hard to imagine having sexual attraction toward him. He is like a cartoon character.

by Anonymousreply 8203/14/2019

Does he provide any details about his Asian/Pacific Islander genetic heritage?

by Anonymousreply 8303/14/2019

On GIRLS he played a stock FAGGOT character-SCENEY, QUEENY AND BITCHY.

by Anonymousreply 8403/14/2019

[quote] What age was he first molested?

30, but it got him a callback for the Book of Mormon.

by Anonymousreply 8503/14/2019

[quote]On GIRLS he played a stock FAGGOT character-SCENEY, QUEENY AND BITCHY.

That's just what he is. Pretty sure he came out of the womb with an arched eyebrow and asked for a gimlet.

Frankly this is what I admire about him. He's very unapologetic about what he is and seems comfortable in his own skin.

by Anonymousreply 8603/14/2019

I love Andrew. He is an amazing talent. Check him out in FALSETTOS.

by Anonymousreply 8703/14/2019

He was brutally miscast in Falsettos.

by Anonymousreply 8803/14/2019

He'll be singing on Ellen today.

by Anonymousreply 8903/14/2019

Oops, Rannells isn't on Ellen. I got him confused with another gay singer from broadway.

by Anonymousreply 9003/14/2019

The bitchy, superficial, fickle character that he played in GIRLS would never be friends with dumpy, plain Hannah in real life. But since Lens Dunham writes the show, the two characters were diehard besties. Bleh.

by Anonymousreply 9103/14/2019

He's really good on his new show, BLACK MONDAY, and convincingly plays someone 10-15 years younger than his actual age.

by Anonymousreply 9203/14/2019

r71=Andrew Rannells

by Anonymousreply 9303/14/2019

[quote]That's not a book in you , Lorna dear. That's a cock

Oh, geez, no! Don't tell me I'm being molested -- AGAIN!

by Anonymousreply 9403/14/2019

[quote]Andrew Rannells was not a stand-out in The Boys in the Band, whoever it was above who said that every person in the cast was brilliant or whatever.

You have the reading comprehension of a Trump.

by Anonymousreply 9503/14/2019

For the person who keeps asking what age he was first molested at, it depends on what you would count as molested because there's multiple things he talked about- kissing, petting, actual sex, but he was a 15 /16 year old in a relationship/having sex with a 40 something year old. SOOO... pretty young.

by Anonymousreply 9603/14/2019

My white gay boss from Chicago reminds me of his characters in girls sometimes. Only less intense. But bitchy

by Anonymousreply 9703/14/2019

He seems like the kind of queen who would judge you and make fun of you because you use grooming products from the drugstore and not the latest high-end overpriced fuckery.

by Anonymousreply 9803/14/2019

R98 umm... that's oddly specific lol. You okay?

by Anonymousreply 9903/14/2019

Beware, Rannells! Clearly lots of fuming understudies here, perfecting the level of dramatic delivery required to make an "accident" look convincing. Dagger eyes = Don't take the stairs.

R98 I hope so. There's no victory like a "Pinaud Clubman" victory.

by Anonymousreply 10003/14/2019

The Rannalls troll is out in full force today. Find anything to do other than haunt this thread.

by Anonymousreply 10103/14/2019

Justin Bartha, mmmmm...

by Anonymousreply 10203/14/2019

An american gay young man from the provinces bildungsroman? I grew up in Vienna and Montevideo so this is very exotic for me!

by Anonymousreply 10303/14/2019

Damn, ordered this off ebay but will not be happy if no "Girls" in it. A perfect example of how one can love the work of an artist while hating the artist in person (Dunham). It's such a great show.

That and his Tony for a very cool Broadway show (where's the movie?) are enough to merit a book (the revival of BITB too, for me, anyway). But not if he's going to pull a Sally Field and write about his feelings only. bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 10403/14/2019

I don't dislike him as a performer, but really don't understand the trend of reasonably young C-Listers writing memoirs

by Anonymousreply 10503/14/2019

Pinaud Clubman? OH DEAR. How are things in Graspingville?

by Anonymousreply 10603/14/2019

[quote]but he was a 15 /16 year old in a relationship/having sex with a 40 something year old. SOOO... pretty young.

I thought the age of consent in Nebraska was like 9? Wait. Sorry. That's Arkansas...unless you have a note from your Mother.

by Anonymousreply 10703/14/2019

R106 It has legacy! The truly sophisticated understand such things.

by Anonymousreply 10803/14/2019

He did not win a Tony Award and he is 40, not 45.

by Anonymousreply 10903/14/2019

No one seems to know how age of consent works.

Each state has their own laws with the age. Just cause the age of consent in your state is 15 doesn’t mean you can fuck a 15 year old when you’re 40. There’s also laws in place based on age difference

by Anonymousreply 11003/14/2019

He is a Grammy winner, however, so 1/4 of the way to his EGOT. Tony is probably next after two nods .

by Anonymousreply 11103/14/2019

He has a new TV show on cable. Boring. I forgot the name of it but stopped watching after second episode. Terrible show and Andy was mugging all through it.

by Anonymousreply 11203/14/2019

[Quote] He is a Grammy winner, however, so 1/4 of the way to his EGOT. Tony is probably next after two nods .

Rannells still has a way to go. Even 25 year old Ben Platt already has the EGT. All he needs is his Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 11303/14/2019

[quote]I thought the age of consent in Nebraska was like 9? Wait. Sorry. That's Arkansas...unless you have a note from your Mother.

It's only 9 in Arkansas if you're having sex WITH your mother. Or another relative.

by Anonymousreply 11403/14/2019

Also R105, I get what you're saying but to be fair the aim of this memoir isn't to document his fabulous life and talk about how great he is, he's really honest about the shit that happened to him and how the path to success isn't as easy/clean as is it seems. The book actually ends well before what we all know him from (Girls, The Book of Mormon, TBITB, Black Monday, or etc) even happens. He essentially said that he wrote it to share with young aspiring actors what it's truly like trying to break it in the business, so that they don't get discouraged when they don't get from point A (the start) to point B (fame & success) so easily.

by Anonymousreply 11503/14/2019

How does he look in a jockstrap?

by Anonymousreply 11603/14/2019

Nice long legs I’d like to climb.

by Anonymousreply 11703/14/2019

Oh my God, I’m going to throw up...

by Anonymousreply 11803/14/2019

His ass always looks sorta flat to me. It's not that impressive and he's obviously a bottom, so what else is he bringing to the table? I feel bad for flat assed bottoms and small cocked tops.

by Anonymousreply 11903/14/2019

R119 Someone in another thread wrote about fucking him and said he kept making witty quips while being fucked, as if a camera were on him.

by Anonymousreply 12003/14/2019

Oh, that's definitely a turn off. I don't mind laughing a bit during sex, but leave the stand up for a night at the improv.

by Anonymousreply 12103/14/2019

R120 R121 ah yes, because this information is SO reliable and must be 110% true.

by Anonymousreply 12203/14/2019

Legs for days. Nice package too.

by Anonymousreply 12303/15/2019

Not in a million years.

by Anonymousreply 12403/15/2019

He sounds like a cartoon character. Does he still have testicles?

by Anonymousreply 12503/16/2019

R125 I'd be happy to take that investigative mission.

by Anonymousreply 12603/16/2019

He undoubtably has a crotch like Barbie.

by Anonymousreply 12703/16/2019

Based on what? That bit in the tennis shorts? Is that fake?

by Anonymousreply 12803/16/2019


by Anonymousreply 12903/16/2019

I just got finished reading the book. While it is certainly not Kafka, it is a very easy and enjoyable book that every boy who has dreams of making it on Broadway should read, especially the gay or naive ones. There really isn't graphic sex, so it would be appropriate for a junior or senior in hs to read. His life was not terribly tough; most Broadway kids didn't have a tough life, just one checkered with failure and disappointment. But, he knocks out some of the glamour with which kids look at the stage and theatrical careers.

by Anonymousreply 13003/16/2019

Does it end suggesting there will be a second memoir?

by Anonymousreply 13103/16/2019

It's another one of those small thin books I can't stand (think Whoopi "A Book") but the cover is great and it has a nice design. An easy read. But I wish I had waited until it was bucks at Barnes and Noble. Give it a couple of months.

by Anonymousreply 13203/16/2019

Make that SIX bucks, above.

by Anonymousreply 13303/16/2019

Who is he dating?

by Anonymousreply 13403/16/2019

Wasn’t he dating Mike Doyle?

by Anonymousreply 13503/16/2019

Mike Doyle was 100 Grindrs ago. They joke up a while back.

by Anonymousreply 13603/16/2019

Did he and Gavin fool around? To think of Gavin’s mouth being tainted by Andrew Rannalls.

by Anonymousreply 13703/16/2019

I think Gavin and Andrew dated a while. Who topped?

by Anonymousreply 13803/16/2019

R138 The Rentboy they hired.

by Anonymousreply 13903/16/2019

Rannells carried on quite openly with Matt Bomer during BITB.

by Anonymousreply 14003/16/2019

A very well-used hole.

by Anonymousreply 14103/16/2019

So apparently he’s a total whore???

by Anonymousreply 14203/16/2019

R140 I was gonna bring you Bomer. Cause those two were very Cosy with each other in a way it seemed they were fucking.

by Anonymousreply 14303/16/2019

Oh they were totally doing it, Rannells was caught slipping his arm around Bomer’s waist in a way only people who are fucking do (right at pocket level). They didn’t know they were being filmed by Michael B Washington for his Story when it happened.

by Anonymousreply 14403/16/2019

Was he in the original cast of The Book of Mormon?

by Anonymousreply 14503/16/2019

Gavin Creel and Andrew Rannells "Where You Are" - Broadway Backwards 2019

by Anonymousreply 14603/16/2019

[quote] Cause those two were very Cosy with each other in a way it seemed they were fucking.

Bomer only likes much older men. He always has even before his husband.

Rannells and most of the cast of tBitB, had known each other for 20 years. The entire cast was very touchy feely with each other.

However, being that Bomer's husband was doing PR for the play, he got him into the play because Ryan Murphy is his client and Bomer and Rannells are both bottoms, they were just going on as girls sometimes do. Bomer spent most of his time with Quinto, Parsons and Michael B Washington. Rannells was much closer with Carver even continuing to spend time with him outside of the play, taking him to fire island and spending holidays with him.

Either way, that clip that was posted by an actor from the show (who wouldn't have posted it if there was something going on since he knew them both decades ago), showed Bomer not even lifting his arm when Rannells went to put it around him. The two were noticeably publicly separated from one another after they finished doing promotional appearances from the show as if one told the other to back off.

by Anonymousreply 14703/16/2019

Sure hon.

by Anonymousreply 14803/16/2019

R148, Oh, you're that weird troll from that Matt Bomer thread. Please, feel free to go back to where everyone put you on ignore a long time ago you psychopath. Tah!

by Anonymousreply 14903/16/2019

The name of the show is Black Monday.

by Anonymousreply 15003/17/2019

[QUOTE]There really isn't graphic sex, so it would be appropriate for a junior or senior in hs to read.

But not appropriate for me. Pass!

by Anonymousreply 15103/17/2019

Any Denis Jones gossip in the book? That's the only reason I'd buy it.

by Anonymousreply 15203/17/2019

Bomer and Quinto both went to Carnegie Mellon, so I think that's another reason why they're close.

by Anonymousreply 15303/17/2019

definitely not not of interest for geritol set

by Anonymousreply 15403/17/2019

Is he cut or uncut?

by Anonymousreply 15503/17/2019

It's funny how the media will book and interview someone like this based on his resume essentially but the work he's actually done isn't really that extraordinary or memorable. Strange times.

by Anonymousreply 15603/17/2019

I think he's SEX on STILTS.

by Anonymousreply 15703/17/2019

Considering Doyle and he had a major relationship for a number of years as one saw from Doyle's Twitter I imagine he devotes a number of pages to Mike and their relationship.

Or does he pretend Doyle never existed in his life or played a tiny part and it was all in Mike's head? Which seems a very Rannells' thing to do.

by Anonymousreply 15803/18/2019

R158 maybe you didn't read any of the rest of the thread, but it was clearly pointed out that this memoir is written with the purpose of explaining how the path to success isn't always as glamorous as it seems. He felt like he achieved success once he had his broadway debut, so that's where the novel stops, he didn't even know Mike Doyle then.

"a very Rannells thing to do" lol, calm down Mary. Doyle was at one of his book signings, so clearly they're still friends and significant to each other.

by Anonymousreply 15903/18/2019

Best singing of all the Hedwigs - I saw the original.

by Anonymousreply 16003/18/2019

He seems snippy. Bitchy.

by Anonymousreply 16103/18/2019

[quote] so that's where the novel stops,

So now it's a NOVEL?

by Anonymousreply 16203/18/2019

Does Andy Randells mention Lens Dunham in his book? They were, afterall, at one time besties! Does he get into that script carrying fiasco on Brodway a few years ago?

by Anonymousreply 16303/18/2019

What was the script carrying fiasco?

by Anonymousreply 16403/18/2019

r164 - Falsettos. The pages were a-lying! Actors tripping over the loose pages!

by Anonymousreply 16503/18/2019

[quote]He seems snippy. Bitchy.

Of course he is, he's gay for Christ's sake.

by Anonymousreply 16603/18/2019

R163 Read the damn book, it's been said in the thread so many times that he only goes over his primitive years trying to make it in the business. Lena is from a later part of his life.

by Anonymousreply 16703/18/2019

Correction: He’s a New York gay. That’s what makes him snippy and bitchy.

by Anonymousreply 16803/18/2019

Do you suppose his throat is always sore?

by Anonymousreply 16903/18/2019

He does a hilariously droll job with this Joe Iconis song

by Anonymousreply 17003/18/2019

"He’s a New York gay. That’s what makes him snippy and bitchy." Um, no. He's not from here. What part of that did you miss? He's a snippy flyover transplant.

by Anonymousreply 17103/18/2019

'He's a snippy flyover transplant.'


by Anonymousreply 17203/18/2019

New York is an island stuffed to the brim with flyover transplants. The rest of the country isn’t dumb enough to believe in native New Yorkers.

by Anonymousreply 17303/18/2019

Wrong R63. There were several bad performances. Tuc Watkins fucked up a couple of his few lines the night I saw it. The show was miscast. To have Rannells playing Larry, the gorgeous guy that men were lusting over was a mistake. Should have been Bomer. It took a lot of imagination to think that Rannels was taking Tuc upstairs to fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 17403/18/2019

You must have been drink R174

by Anonymousreply 17503/18/2019

In what universe is Rannells considered good-looking let alone gorgeous?

It looks like he's been having plastic surgery since the age of 7.

He makes me think of Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs.

by Anonymousreply 17603/18/2019

Who's drink R174?

by Anonymousreply 17703/18/2019

"The rest of the country isn’t dumb enough to believe in native New Yorkers."

There are lots of us...

by Anonymousreply 17803/18/2019

Living in New York over the ten year mark doesn’t automatically make you native.

by Anonymousreply 17903/18/2019

Conrad Veidt, lol, R176

by Anonymousreply 18003/18/2019

r176 - Not "gorgeous". Egregious.

by Anonymousreply 181Last Tuesday at 11:11 AM

[quote] The rest of the country isn’t dumb enough to believe in native New Yorkers

um... Trump supporters

by Anonymousreply 182Last Tuesday at 11:31 AM

Yes, New Yorkers are the political heroes and everyone else voted for Trump.

by Anonymousreply 183Last Tuesday at 11:38 AM

Rannells was fine in THE BOYS IN THE BAND but miscast and awful in FALSETTOS. The only bad performance in BOYS was Charlie Carver as the Cowboy, miscast and clueless.

[quote]However, being that Bomer's husband was doing PR for the play, he got him into the play because Ryan Murphy is his client and Bomer and Rannells are both bottoms, they were just going on as girls sometimes do.

Bomer's husband was not the PR rep for THE BOYS IN THE BAND, though of course he may have helped out behind the scenes.

by Anonymousreply 184Last Tuesday at 11:59 AM

Andrew was great in TBITB, and he had the audience laughing constantly especially during his phone call. Honestly the only performance that stuck out in a bad way was given by Brian Hutchinson who played Alan, and at times- as much as I love him- Matt Bomer's but it was his first time in a broadway play so we'll blame it on that lol.

by Anonymousreply 185Last Tuesday at 12:20 PM

[quote]Bomer's husband was not the PR rep for THE BOYS IN THE BAND, though of course he may have helped out behind the scenes.

IIRC he wasn't be he did help. He helped set up interviews for the cast in various outlets, was thanked specifically for setting up the Times pieces/coverage, and handled getting interviews for his husband/Matt Bomer individually (who did more than anyone despite it being his Broadway debut.) He is the one behind his entire career. Plus, he's Ryan Murphy's primary PR handler. So yes, he was definitely involved even if it just was in that capacity.

But this is a thread about Mr. Omaha / Andrew.

[quote]Read the damn book, it's been said in the thread so many times that he only goes over his primitive years trying to make it in the business. Lena is from a later part of his life.

The part of his life that the book is about is the part that would be most interesting to a general audience. I don't think there are enough people who would be interested in a book about Andrew's life now but since it was framed as a "guide" to help younger actors trying to get to the point where he was at the end of the book, it has much more of a mass appeal. It was rather smart of him and his team. It also seems like younger people really like Andrew.

by Anonymousreply 186Last Tuesday at 12:59 PM

"It also seems like younger people really like Andrew."

I mentioned seeing Andrew Rannells at tea in Fire Island to my 20-something housemates and not one of them had heard of him.

by Anonymousreply 187Last Tuesday at 4:04 PM

He's very niche.

by Anonymousreply 188Last Tuesday at 4:05 PM

Rannells mentioned Bomer at his book signing in suburban Chicago, he said something like “Don’t fucking woo Matt Bomer.” Not sure what the context was.

by Anonymousreply 189Last Wednesday at 4:31 PM

If you type in "Andrew Rannells Fire Island", this is what comes up.

by Anonymousreply 190Last Wednesday at 4:34 PM

I thought the whole cast of The Boys in the Band was excellent. Even Carver who got quite a few laughs the night I saw it. He just had to stand there, look cute, and act dumb. He did. Bomer was fine, too, but he really doesn't do much for most of the show except sit back and observe. DeJesus was the real scene stealer, though. The audience ate him up.

by Anonymousreply 191Last Wednesday at 4:59 PM

R189 where did you see this lol?

by Anonymousreply 192Last Wednesday at 5:24 PM

I think Andrew paid too much for the Chelsea apartment.

by Anonymousreply 193Last Wednesday at 5:28 PM

This bitch’s Twitter

by Anonymousreply 194Last Wednesday at 5:28 PM

R187, "Younger" people may have meant teens. A lot of theater kids think he is it thanks to Falsettos.

R189, He was being interviewed at the university. Matt's name was brought up because they had worked together and the audience woo-ed because he is hot. He said "Don't FUCKING woo Matt ......." It was a joke. He wasn't actually angry.

R190, His pics from there with Charlie are on his instagram and Charlie's. They also spent time together at the start of Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 195Last Thursday at 1:42 AM

I don't get the allure of Andy Randells.

by Anonymousreply 196Last Thursday at 2:48 AM

How he spends his Sundays, from the NY Times. I think every stereotype is covered.

by Anonymousreply 197Last Thursday at 3:43 AM

I wonder if he and Charlie have something going on, Charlie even posted a picture of Andrew the day of the Black Monday premiere to show his support.

Speaking of which, I'm genuinely confused as to why Black Monday has gotten any bad reviews from critics- all of the people I know who have tuned in find it genuinely entertaining, myself included. It's such a fun and original show, and Andrew does amazing in it.

by Anonymousreply 198Last Thursday at 6:00 AM

R197- That's because Andrew Rannells IS A STEREOTYPE.

by Anonymousreply 199Last Thursday at 10:00 AM

He’s so tacky.

by Anonymousreply 200Last Thursday at 10:11 AM

I don't think he'll age well. His head is too big.

by Anonymousreply 201Last Thursday at 10:14 AM

His head is too big really sums it all up.

by Anonymousreply 202Last Thursday at 3:50 PM

He's like a clueless straight person's idea of what a gay man is like. Every stereotype is checked.

by Anonymousreply 203Last Thursday at 3:53 PM

I just heard Andrew on RuPaul's podcast. Andrew's a good interview because he's funny.

by Anonymousreply 204Last Thursday at 3:57 PM

[quote]I wonder if he and Charlie have something going on, Charlie even posted a picture of Andrew the day of the Black Monday premiere to show his support.

Friends do that sort of stuff you know.

by Anonymousreply 205Last Thursday at 4:01 PM

After seeing him on Colbert, I was convinced he was the reincarnation of Paul Lynde.

by Anonymousreply 206Last Thursday at 4:37 PM

Except Paul Lynde was still very much alive when AR was born.

by Anonymousreply 207Last Thursday at 4:38 PM

R205 fair enough lol

by Anonymousreply 208Last Thursday at 4:47 PM

AOC and Rannells will be the guests on Seth Meyers tonight, so I'm sure it'll be a GREAT show! 😐

by Anonymousreply 209Last Thursday at 4:50 PM

He's not my type but he's cute in a little brother way and he looks great for 40

by Anonymousreply 210Last Thursday at 10:17 PM

So that’s, what, at least nine hours of drinking in R197? That sounds exhausting.

by Anonymousreply 211Last Thursday at 10:38 PM

[quote]Friends do that sort of stuff you know.

R205, Sure, Jan!

Oh, look. It's the people from Andrew's article at R197!

by Anonymousreply 212Last Thursday at 11:23 PM

R203-He's does check off all of the gay male stereotypes-SCENEY,QUEENY,BITCHY.

by Anonymousreply 213Last Friday at 3:13 AM

I think I would like him if I knew him in person.

by Anonymousreply 214Last Friday at 3:41 AM

He's the kind of actor you THINK you would like him if you knew him in person.

by Anonymousreply 215Last Friday at 3:48 AM

Sounds as if you know him in person, r215.

by Anonymousreply 216Last Friday at 3:49 AM

No I don't but I didn't know Lauren Bacall in person either.

Rannells is known as a what can you do for me actor and every once in a while his oh so affable talk show/interview demeaner breaks and a snide/bitchy/arrogant edge breaks through. His tireless self promotion is exhausting for others. But many actors are like this. Oh I like this person so much! They seem so nice! They are acting.

by Anonymousreply 217Last Friday at 4:27 AM

For someone who can't play straight to save his life, Rannells has had a pretty decent career so far.

by Anonymousreply 218Last Friday at 4:29 AM

Exactly what I assumed R217. Thank you for confirming. Reminds me of a drag queen I know (more well known than Rannells).

by Anonymousreply 219Last Friday at 6:35 AM

R217 You don't know him at all, and you're making assumptions based on nothing. If you have so much dislike for him, then go start a thread over someone you do like and dedicate your time there. But regardless of your feelings on him, his book is resonating with a lot of people, and he's experiencing steady success. Stuff like that doesn't happen for the type of people you're describing.

by Anonymousreply 220Last Friday at 7:46 AM

To be fair, R220 I can only assume you don’t know him at all either.

by Anonymousreply 221Last Friday at 7:50 AM

[quote]But regardless of your feelings on him, his book is resonating with a lot of people, and he's experiencing steady success.

He's the definition of "niche." He's not really that famous.

by Anonymousreply 222Last Friday at 7:53 AM

R221 Sure, but there's such thing as giving someone the benefit of the doubt. He's done nothing to you for you to say such nasty things about him, and I don't mean that in a "hey!!! Don't be such a big meanie!!" childish way- I mean that the only person your comments are reflecting poorly on are you, but by all means if you wanna come across as a bitchy queen feel free. Seems like a complete waste of time and energy to devote any time on, but like I said that's your prerogative lol.

by Anonymousreply 223Last Friday at 8:07 AM

Oh FFS r223 Rannells is the epitome of a bitch queen and a try-hard. You don't have to personally know someone to get it. I don't personally know Trump but I know he's an asshole and a lunatic.

by Anonymousreply 224Last Friday at 8:13 AM

R224 When you have to justify yourself with a Trump example LMFAOOO I have to jump ship. Clearly you're just pressed, and not worth the argument. Stay mad! I'm sure it's K I L L I N G Andrew to not have your support, troll. Later lol.

by Anonymousreply 225Last Friday at 8:16 AM

Ok r225. Have fun with your cherry-picking in other threads.

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