Neil Patrick Harris Shares: Coming Out Brought 'More Opportunities Than Ever'
Today, Rolling Stone shared a First Look at HEDWIG star and recent Tony nominee Neil Patrick Harris who bares all on the cover of their June issue, hitting newstands this Friday! Get a First Look here!
In the feature story, NPH shares that revealing his sexuality was one of the best things that ever happened to his career. "Once all the cards were on the table, I got more opportunities than ever," Harris explains. "Some actors don't get hired because you can't look into their soul and see what they're like, because they're kept guarded."
In the June cover feature, Harris' brother, Brian, shares the story of how the actor came out to his family. "It was three conversations," he explains. "First he goes, 'I just don't think I'm going to date, really, for a while.' And he had some bad luck with the girls he dated early on. Probably because he was gay! And then we had a different conversation about how he likes girls, but he kind of likes guys too. And we had another conversation after that: He likes guys."
Adds Harris, "I have always been highly aware of how I was presenting myself. Which, now that I'm playing overtly feminine and loving it, is kind of a stupid concern."
Read the story in full here
Neil Patrick Harris' returns to Broadway in the new production ofHedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer. The limited engagement, featuring Lena Hall(Kinky Boots, lead singer of The Deafening), opened Tuesday, April 22 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).