Let’s hear it for John Carroll! The busy Broadway performer whose resume includes show-stopping turns in A Chorus Line, Follies and Wicked, was recently named one of the sexiest men alive of Australia’s gorgeous gay glossy DNA.

We have to say we knew it all along. In addition to his photogenic good looks and rock-hard physique, Carroll is a solid, upstanding member of the queer community. Not only is he happily married, he’s also a committed and passionate activist who has contributed a number of thought-provoking essays to this website.

Last fall, while many were raving over the recently-appointed Pope Francis, Carroll had some choice words of advice for the new pontiff. Later, he took aim at the art of the humblebrag on Facebook and even gently wrapped us on the knuckles for linking newly out Michael Sam’s boyfriend to a gay porn star. Eager to help spread word about a talented pal, he interviewed his photographer buddy Kevin McDermott about his sensational coffee table book Virgin Island.

Still, Carroll keeps his ego and good fortune in check. “They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” he told Queerty about the DNA honor. “In my case, it helps if the beholder is highly intoxicated or has inoperable cataracts.”

For more information on him, go to or follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @MrJohnCarroll. Scroll down to see more sexy photos of the man, all taken by Kevin McDermott.


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