Ugly Betty’s Michael Urie stars in hit US comedy Buyer and Cellar at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Following a smash-hit New York run and major US tour, hilarious one-man comedy Buyer and Cellar comes to the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2015 for a strictly limited season.
Written by Jonathan Tolins (Queer as Folk), Buyer And Cellar stars Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying) as Alex More, for which Michael won the Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show.
This outrageous comedy tells the story of an out-of-work actor working in Barbra Streisand’s personal shopping mall in the basement of her California home.
Buyer and Cellar, directed by Stephen Brackett, runs at the Menier Chocolate from 12 March to 2 May 2015.
“I tell you to GO. The most talked about new comedy of the season!” New York Times
“It’s a small masterpiece.” The Observer (US)
“Alex is played by Michael Urie, a performer of enormous charm and warmth who can also whip out fine dramatic acting when required.” Time Out New York
“This play deserves a hearty, ‘Hello, gorgeous.” NY Daily News
“Fantastically funny” New York Post
MICHAEL URIE (Alex More) originated the role of Alex in Buyer & Cellar at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and its Barrow Street Theatre transfer and received the Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show, and nominations for the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
His New York theatre credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway), The Cherry Orchard (CSC), Angels in America (Signature), The Temperamentals (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards, Drama League nomination), The Revenger’s Tragedy (Red Bull), Another Vermeer (HB Playwrights). Regionally, Urie has worked for The Old Globe, Vineyard Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Folger Shakespeare, Barrington Stage, Hyde Park (Austin), and TheBlank (L.A.)
Film credits include He’s Way More Famous Than You (also directed), Thank You for Judging (co-director/exec. producer), Beverly Hills Chihuahua, WTC View, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, The Decoy Bride, Petunia, the upcoming Such Good People, The Hyperglot (director), and Grantham & Rose (exec. producer).
TV credits include The Good Wife, Hot in Cleveland, Partners and Marc St. James on Ugly Betty. Training: Juilliard.
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