PEREZ HILTON DOES BROADWAY! (Yes, THAT Perez Hilton)
Since 2004, Perez Hilton has kept the culture of celebrity on pins and needles with his must read blog, PerezHilton.com. What started out as ‘PageSixSixSix.com' has become one of the most read, reviled and visited sites on the internet, bringing it's creator nearly instant world wide acclaim and infamous success. Of course with such sudden notoriety comes all the pitfalls of fame, including the usual litany of detractors, but such is the life of a new media super-star. As his millions of page views each day attests, this self proclaimed ‘Queen of All Media' is doing something right, and most nights you'll find him attending some swanky celebrity bash, often brushing elbows with the very personalities he comments about on a daily basis, but through it all, he remains true to himself and his passions.
One of those passions is Broadway and all its many shows and stars; as a matter of fact Perez recently visited New York City and went on a whirlwind tour of some of the hottest shows in town. To understand his deep love of musicals, you have to turn the clock back a bit, for you see before he was Perez Hilton he was Mario Lavandeira, born in Miami Florida, of Cuban ancestry and a child who dreamed of acting, performing and the bright lights of the Great White Way. I caught up with him as he was waiting for a connecting flight in Toronto on his way home to Los Angeles, where he has resided since 2002. Candid, engaging and outrageous as always, Perez chatted about all things ‘Broadway' to us at here at BroadwayWorld.com (a site he likes to visit too we were happy to hear!) including his wish to hit the New York stage soon himself!