John Mulaney Wants to Write a Broadway Musical and Host the Tonys
During an interview with Vulture, John MULANEY discussed his return to SNL, which featured the follow-up musical sketch to the famous "Diner Lobster," which was a "Les Miserables" song parody sketch. The sequel sketch, "Bodega Bathroom" featured musical spoofs of songs from "Rent", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", to name a few. MULANEY also recently starred in the "Company" parody episode of "Documentary Now!"
When asked if he'd like to write a Broadway musical, MULANEY responded, "Oh, yes, absolutely. I would love to write the book and maybe even lyrics for a Broadway musical. I realize that so far my musical repertoire is very, very limited to small issues in Manhattan, from Co-op to "Lobster" to "Bodega," so I cannot promise that I can expand my palate. I simply cannot promise that."
Later in the interview, Vulture brought up comedian Natalie Walker's tweet, which stated her desire for MULANEY and Rachel Bloom to host the Tonys. MULANEY responded to if he'd like to co-host with Bloom saying, "I try not to accept jobs that I haven't been offered, but yes, I would love to do that. Rachel Bloom was fantastic at the Tonys the year Nick [Kroll] and I presented. You know, look, I don't know if anyone's offering it to us, but ... We'll take it, and we only have a small rider."
Since then, Bloom has responded:
In addition to his musical SNL sketches and starring in the "Co-Op" episode of "Documentary Now!", John MULANEY starred on Broadway in the play, "Oh, Hello" alongside Nick Kroll. The show first premiered off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre, and after touring around the U.S. for select dates, it was announced that "Oh, Hello" would be transferring to Broadway. It was also recently announced that MULANEY and Kroll will lead a special, one-night only live read of the 1981 comedy "My Dinner with Andre" at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
John Mulaney is an Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian. He has spent the past year touring the United States with his most recent show, Kid Gorgeous, which was also released as a NETFLIX SPECIAL in May 2018 and won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special. Previously, John starred in the Broadway hit, Oh, Hello alongside Nick Kroll. He can most recently be heard in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which won the Golden Globe for best Animated Feature Film.
In 2015 MULANEY released his third stand up special, a Netflix Original titled THE COMEBACK Kid, which the AV Club called "his best hour of his career." He began his career in New York's East Village and has since toured around the world.
In 2008, he began writing at "Saturday Night Live" where he appeared as a "Weekend Update" correspondent and co-created characters such as "Stefon" with Bill Hader. He currently writes for IFC's Documentary Now and for Netflix's "Big Mouth" on which he voices the character of Andrew. Mulaney's first comedy album, The Top Part, was released in 2009. He released his second Comedy Central special and album New In Town in 2012, and upon review Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly hailed MULANEY as "one of the best stand-up comics alive.
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