Jenn Colella, performer and star of Chaplin, Closer Than Ever revival, Beebo Brinker Chronicles and High Fidelity.
I've been fortunate enough to experience many great feelings of pride as a gay artist just within this past year. I felt especially proud the moment I presented Richard Maltby with the possibility of changing the pronoun "he" to "she" in "The March of Time" for the Closer Than Ever revival. He grinned and said simply, "Well, I don't see why not."
I got many feelings of pride as the entire women's ensemble of Chaplin ran butt-naked into my dressing room for my birthday. (Thanks again, ladies.)
And last night, my girlfriend and I went down to Stonewall to celebrate with our people. The first face I saw was that of the handsome Jim Newman. We instantly grabbed ahold and exclaimed how much we loved one another. Then I slipped into Marie's Crisis and surreptitiously sang show tunes from a dark corner in the back of the bar.
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