STAGE TUBE: Newton & Urie Promote Feinstein's Engagement, 2/21
In a shameless attempt to land jobs on Broadway, Michael and Becki don not-so-well-fitting masks of musical cabaret geniusness for idiots, by idiots. As described on the Feinstein's website: "In their misguided quest to go from secondary T.V. actors to bona fide Broadway stars, watch as these two fools plot to take The Great White Way by storm." The pair will perform two concerts at Feinstein's at Lowe's Regency on February 21 at 8:00pm and 10:30pm. Lance Horne musical directs.
Becki Newton currently plays the role of Amanda Tanen in "Ugly Betty," a role which earned her an Emmy nomination. She also stars in ABC.com's "Mode After Hours" webisode series and has appeared in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Charmed." She most recently starred as Molly in the Encores! City Center production of Girl Crazy.
Michael Urie is best known for his portrayal of Marc ST. James on the ABC dramedy series Ugly Betty. He recently directed a one-night celebrity performed staging of Howard Ashman's unproduced musical "Dreamstuff." The musical was re-imagined by Howard's partners Marsha Malamet and Dennis Green and performed one night only at Los Angeles' Hayworth Theatre as part of the Bruno Kirby celebrity reading series. Eden Espinosa starred in the show along with Fred Willard, Vicki Lewis, David Blue and Luke MacFarlane. He has also been on "Live With Regis and Kelly" and has also starred in the 2008 Disney blockbuster production Beverly Hills Chihuahua as the voice of Sebastian. Urie will soon be seen in the Off-Broadway production of The Temperamentals at New World Stages.