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Broadway’s Max Von Essen Is Proud To Be Out, Doesn’t Understand Closeted Musical Theater Actors

Max von EssenIf I don’t get a TV show next year because someone looks up my Wikipedia and it says ‘openly gay,’ then it’s worth the risk because I’ve had so many years being openly gay and proud of myself as a role model… Especially for me on Broadway, of all places, I know people who are gay but living a bit of a lie in my own community. And I’m thinking, ‘You’re on Broadway! You do musical theater! Of all places to hide yourself? Are you kidding? Enjoy. Be yourself.’”




Max von Essen, currently starring the Broadway production of An American In Paris, in a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Beast