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We talk with Michael Urie about directing Bright Colors and  Bold Patterns for BroadwayHD!


Written by and starring Drew Doege and directed by Michael Urie, Bright Colors and Bold Patterns is a New York Times Critic's Pick and the perfect comedy to stream during Pride month. Josh and Brennan are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled riot, because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says "Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns." In the struggle for equality, what do we really want? What do we lose? And is there any cocaine left?

This production he directed in New York has been professionally captured and now is streaming on BroadwayHD.

Michael Urie

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Michael Urie - Bio:

Actor, producer, director, and host Michael Urie is well-known for bringing stories to life onscreen, onstage, and behind the scenes. Arguably best known for his groundbreaking role as Marc St. James on ABC’s early 2000s dramedy TV series, UGLY BETTY, Michael has also appeared on hit shows such as MODERN FAMILY, THE GOOD WIFE, YOUNGER, WORKAHOLICS, and HOT IN CLEVELAND among many others.

In December 2021, Michael led Netflix’s first gay holiday rom com, SINGLE ALL THE WAY, which instantly landed on the streamer’s “Top Ten” lists across multiple territories. The film featured a stellar cast alongside Michael, including Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Najimy, Barry Bostwick, Philemon Chambers, and Luke Macfarlane.

Currently, Michael can be seen in AppleTV+’s SHRINKING alongside Jason Segel, who serves as writer and executive producer, Harrison Ford, Jessica Williams, and Christa Miller. Up next, Michael will be seen in GOODRICH alongside Michael Keaton and MAESTRO directed by Bradley Cooper.

Last year, Michael starred as William Shakespeare in Talene Monahon's Jacobean feminist revenge farce JANE ANGER at the New Ohio Theater in NYC; he went on to reprise his highly acclaimed role in DC at the infamous Shakespeare Theatre Company. He also appeared in Todd Stephens’ SWAN SONG and on Broadway in Douglas Lyons’ raucous family comedy CHICKEN AND BISCUITS. Michael also recently directed Uptown Players’ SILVER FOXES, written by Stan Zimmerman and James Berg, in Dallas, TX.

In 2013, he originated the role of Alex More in Jonathan Tolins’ BUYER & CELLAR, for which he received the Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, LA Drama Critics Award, and nominations for the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards. At the beginning of 2020, amidst the Covid pandemic, Michael put on a Livestream performance of the show from his living room, raising nearly $300,000 for Broadway Cares. Michael also starred on Broadway in the Tony-nominated revival of TORCH SONG, the 35th-anniversary production of Harvey Fierstein's landmark play.

Michael is the co-founder and festival producer of NYC’s Pride Plays, an annual festival that celebrates and elevates LGBTQIA+ voices in the theater. He has also hosted Discover +’s CLIPPED and four seasons of Logo’s COCKTAILS AND CLASSICS. On stage, he directed BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERS and produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG, both written and performed by Drew Droege and both captured for BroadwayHD. For the screen, Michael directed HE’S WAY MORE FAMOUS THAN YOU, THE HYPERGLOT and co-directed the documentary THANK YOU FOR JUDGING – all available for streaming.

Ten years since Michael made his Broadway debut opposite Nick Jonas in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, they will be seen together again on the big screen in JERSEY BOYS LIVE. Michael’s voice can be heard on the upcoming Dan Harmon animated series KRAPOPOLIS for Fox, as well as Disney’s BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA and numerous audiobooks available on AUDIBLE.COM

Hailing from Plano, Texas, Michael trained at the esteemed Juilliard School and currently resides in New York City.

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