Michael Musto to Make Special Appearance in Off-Broadway's MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, 1/11
My Big Gay Italian Wedding will host a very special performance on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 when Michael Musto and "Frankie C" take to the stage to officiate the wedding of "Anthony Pinnunziato" and "Andrew Polinski"
Musto most commonly known from his Village Voice column, is a recurring guest on several nationally broadcast television programs including Countdown with Keith Olbermann and "Theater Talk" on PBS. Michael is openly gay and is published regularly in several LGTB publications. He appeared in drag in a blue dress in the all drag queen music video for Cyndi Lauper's single "Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)", and as a reporter in the film Garbo Talks. In 2011, Musto was named one of the "Out 100" of the country's most influential LGBT personalities. He's appeared in documentaries about actor/writer Charles Busch, Paris Hilton, Warhol star Jackie Curtis, restaurateur Florent, Michael Alig, camp performer Divine, clubs like the Roxy and Squeezebox, and many more.
Frankie C a native son for New York City, is a Nightlife personality and columnist for Odyssey Magazine on the New York City scene. He's an accomplished music producer and photographer with several magazine covers under his belt for Get Out Magazine and other product brands.
Presented by Bianco Productions, both productions are directed by Emmy Award-winning director Sonia Blangiardo ("All My Children", "One Life To Live, "As the World Turns") and star its creator Anthony J. Wilkinson who originated the role of Anthony Pinnunziato back in November of 2003. Both shows are General Managed by 22Q Entertainment.
The cast of Wedding includes Anthony J. Wilkinson as Anthony, Hugh Hysell as Maurizio, Donna Castellano as Angela, Marissa Perry as Maria, Debra Toscano as Toniann, Meagan Robar as Connie, Erik Ransom as Rodney, Chad Kessler as Father Rosalia, Brandon Goins as Andrew, Joe Scanio as Joseph, Drew Little as Mario, Nick Varrichio as Frankie, Paul Moon as Gregorio, with ensemble members Jody Lyn Flynn and Jonathan Wiener.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding plays every Saturday at 8pm and My Big Gay Italian Funeral plays every Sunday at 7pm. St. Luke's Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). For tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com.
Photo by Walter McBride