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IT'S THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY AND TO KICK OFF THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, NETFLIX RELEASED SINGLE ALL THE WAY, A FILM THAT WILL GET YOU INTO THE HOLIDAY CHEER! MICHAEL URIE, WHO STARS AS THE LEAD OF THE ROM-COM, WILL BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WITH HIS INCREDIBLE PORTRAYAL OF HIS CHARACTER, PETER. FOR THIS COVER, WE HAVE A SPECIAL EDITION AS HIS PARTNER, RYAN SPAHN, TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF TO INTERVIEW MICHAEL, AND IT IS FILLED WITH LOVE, HUMOR, AND WIT! IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, MAKE SURE TO ADD SINGLE ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP OF YOUR CHRISTMAS MOVIE WATCHLIST WHILE YOU SIP ON SOME DELICIOUS HOT COCOA!

MU: Donuts. It was a crime comedy. I made it with my childhood friends Kyle, Mark, and Stuart. We shot the movie in our houses.

MICHAEL URIE: Hi! RYAN SPAHN: Hey, good morning. MU: I have this coffee cup that says “Nope” on it. Any question I don’t want to answer, I’m just going to hold this coffee cup up. [shows coffee cup]

RS: How old were you when you made Donuts?

RS: Perfect, and I’ll just repeat the question until you actually answer it. Okay, are you prepared to be interviewed by your partner of 13 years?

RS: Was Donuts made before or after you were writing movie reviews for your school paper?

MU: Yes, let’s do it. RS: Hey Michael, do you recall the first live performance you ever saw? MU: Cathy Rigby in Peter Pan. I remember it vividly. Peter Pan flew out of the audience. It was so exciting. And there was also a character named “Michael.” [laughs] From there, it was a string of performances that my family went to at the Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas, Texas. West Side Story, Porgy and Bess, Jerry Lewis in Damn Yankees, Ralph Macchio in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. These big budget national tours. And during that time, I started doing plays in school. But prior to my discovery of live theatre, I was really into movies. I wanted to make movies. RS: What’s the name of the first movie you made? The one we have a VHS copy of?

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MU: Oh my gosh, we were like ten or eleven. Maybe twelve.

MU: It was around the same time. I was a mogul. I was on all sides of the film industry. [laughs] I was writing reviews for the “Haggard Herald,” my middle school paper, and I was making my own feature films, like Donuts. And Clips! I had Clips and Clips Two. Those two movies I made by taking clips from different mainstream movies and editing the clips together in order to make my own movie. The editing process comprised of using a VCR and a camcorder. RS: So, you filmed the TV with the camcorder? MU: No. You could connect the camcorder and the VCR. If you put a blank tape in the camcorder and played a tape on the VCR, you could record the different pieces. Does that make sense? RS: Yeah, yeah, yeah. So, you’ve been in the entertainment industry since you were ten, it seems. How have you stayed grounded through the years, especially during the ups and downs?

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MU: Grounded? [scoffs] I can’t say that I’ve necessarily stayed grounded, but I think in the back of my mind, I’ve always known that work could dry up. Certainly I’ve known that my luck could change. Movies and TV and theater are my escape, but they are also my work. That helps keep me stay grounded. Even though the business is hard - and can be very frustrating and painful and disappointment follows you whether you’re on top or you’re not - what grounds me is knowing that I’m able to have a profession that is also my very escape. RS: Would you say your perspective has it evolved? Was there a major turning point where you shifted to this perspective?

and stalwarts like Judith Light and Vanessa Williams. The were incredible leaders. They reminded me that being on a hit show out of the gate was a diamond in the rough. They had all been on hit TV shows and failed TV shows before. They knew Ugly Betty was rare, but they also knew it was even more rare to be on a show where everyone loved each other and the material. Having that - this actually goes back to the grounding question, Ryan - having that be my first break – that grounded me. I was very fortunate. RS: You have a new job that you love, too. Chicken & Biscuits. I thought it would be fun for you to tell the story of what Natasha Yvette Williams said in rehearsals. It’s such a funny story.

MU: When Ugly Betty went on TV, I was living in New York. I had three roommates, my rent was less than $500, and I was making so little money from temping and the odd theater job that I was able to get my lifestyle down to $1,000 a month. Before I got Ugly Betty, I got behind on my finances and I had to ask my parents for money. That was the last time I ever had to ask my parents for money.

MU: Hold on a second, hold on one second. There’s some wet thing on the ground in our apartment. [walks off camera]

RS: How old were you?

RS: Like Kinley spit something up? Or is there a leak?

MU: 25 RS: So, at 25, that was the last time you had to borrow from your parents?

RS: There’s a wet thing on the ground? MU: Yeah, and [our dog] just noticed it. I don’t know what it is.

MU: No, I think it’s spit up. RS: Is it in the kitchen?

MU: Yeah

MU: No. It’s by the couch.

RS: That’s amazing.

RS: Wow. I hope they keep this section in the interview.

MU: So far. [laughs] I went from being able to live on $1,000 a month, to then suddenly, within months, being in magazines at grocery counters. I had been out of school for a few years. I had been working hard. I had lots of disappointment and rejection. I had certainly considered trying a different way into the business. But then - suddenly - I’m making more than I had ever made in my life. And Ugly Betty wasn’t a typical series. It showcased a wider range of experiences. We had an eleven-year-old kid and actors in their 60’s. We had Tony Plana, who had guest starred on every TV show for the last three decades,

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MU: Yeah… I don’t know long it’s been there. RS: [laughing] Just lay a wet rag on it. MU: Okay. Hold on. [returns on camera] So – Chicken & Biscuits has a lot in common with Ugly Betty. They are both terrific, uplifting, and familial. The people involved in the play come from a wide array of experiences. There are over 30 people making their Broadway debut on Chicken & Biscuits, which is very exciting.

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RS: What show was your Broadway debut? MU: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In Chicken & Biscuits, Norm Lewis and Natasha Yvette Williams have been on Broadway, but the rest of the cast are all making their Broadway debuts. I mean, our director is only 27 years old. This is the first time our playwright has had a play on Broadway, so there’s a lot of people who are more new to it and a lot of people who are veterans. But, that said, we immediately became a family, which is a testament to the material and our director, Zhailon Levingston. The way he ran the room. It was a warm and safe environment. RS: That’s wonderful. MU: Okay, so the story about Natasha Yvette Williams. There is a section in Chicken & Biscuits where Norm Lewis, who plays the pastor, is giving a eulogy. It’s a very funny moment. When we were in rehearsal, and Norm was still learning the speech, everyone was on-stage except Natasha. And Norm was like, “I think the next line is something like, ‘and then God…’” Norm couldn’t find the line and was trying to remember. “And then God… no what comes before God?” And Natasha is off-stage, but in the room, and she says, “Nothing comes before him!” The room lost it. This is one of those things that happens only in rehearsal, where someone says the funniest possible thing, and the room just broke down.

I made everyone at work laugh today. Do you want to hear what I said?” RS: That speaks volumes about why we love the theatre so much. Those moments of explosive joy. MU: And in theatre, the theatre is always its own moment. Even though we do the same show every night, you can’t replicate any given performance. So if you come see the show twice, it’ll be vastly different. And making everyone in rehearsal laugh is due to the spontaneous nature of humans and comedy. And that’s theatre. RS: Do you feel like performing in theatre has saved you? Like if you didn’t have it, do you ever wonder what your life would be like? MU: Not really. But, I do often think about people who did theatre and then leave it for TV and never come back. I can’t imagine. RS: Walking away from it? MU: I can imagine walking away from theatre being your focus, but I can’t imagine saying, “I don’t want to do that anymore.” You hear actors in show biz use language like, “Oh she’s looking for a play” about famous actors, and I always think, “That’s great, but I’m always looking!” I’d never not be looking for a play.

RS: Moments like that one, where there is communal laughter amongst the cast, is what I miss most about rehearsals. It’s what makes theatre so special. I’ve missed that during Covid. It seems like Chicken & Biscuits had a lot of those moments.

RS: You’ve done so much theatre and on-camera work that you’re at a place in your career where, for instance, this film you just shot, Single All the Way… explain how that job came to you. I think it’s really interesting. This was a big moment in your career.

MU: Definitely. And I would say that you and I, as a couple, when we’re working, the most often told anecdotes in our household are the times when one of us makes everyone at work laugh. More than coming home and saying, “Oh I had this great discovery,” or, “So and so came to the show,” or, “Gosh I wish so and so would learn their lines.” It’s almost never anything like that. The things we talk about are, “Hey,

MU: Actors will occasionally get emails from an agent that’s like, “Here’s a project, here’s a role, here’s the script, here’s the sides. They would like you to go on tape.” This means make an audition. I got an email like this from my agent for this gay Christmas movie for Netflix called Single All the Way, and I was like, “Oh how cool! A Christmas movie about gay people? How fun.” And the role was “Nick;” a rugged gorgeous

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handyman. I was like, “Well, I guess maybe I could get that, but seems like a long shot.” RS: I think you could’ve gotten it, Michael. You’re selling yourself short. MU: Thanks, babe. [smiles big] Well, I opened the script and immediately see that “Nick” is a main character but the real main character is “Peter,” who is described as, “Cute, neurotic, and gregarious.” And I’m like [looks around] that seems more like the part I would get. So, I reached out to my agent and I was like, “Oh, I know the writer, Chad Hodge. I was wondering if he realizes I’m being asked to read for “Nick.” I think, [Chad] would be more interested in seeing me read for “Peter.” RS: And then you counted all of “Peter’s" lines, and you were like, “I definitely want to read for “Peter.”” MU: [laughs] So, I asked my agent, “Are we sure that “Nick” is the right role?.” My agents are like, “Let us get into it.” But I was thinking maybe “Peter” was already cast with like Neil Patrick Harris, or Andrew Rannells, or Jesse Tyler Ferguson or stop me anytime, Ryan. [laughs] But my agent comes back and says, “Okay, don’t make a tape. They’re talking about “Peter” for you.” I thought - great - I don’t have to worry about being a rugged handyman anymore. I can worry about being myself. And then, all of a sudden, I was just offered the part. I didn’t have to make a self tape. It was a situation where my agents said, “Michael loves this, Michael wants this. Hey, Chad Hodge, do you remember him?” And Chad was like, “I do. That’s a good idea.” RS: How did you know Chad Hodge? MU: You know, show biz. He’s a big TV guy. I got to know him in that world. RS: It’s important to remember that so many jobs in your career have come from people who know you, who like you, who want to work with you. There is such good word around you as a person and as a performer, Michael. Even with Jersey Boys Live! That movie came to you because

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people knew you from the theatre and you sent an email and said, “Low key, I want to play Bob Crewe. Is the part available?” MU: You know what else I learned about that job? I had told the casting director more than a decade ago that I wanted to be in Jersey Boys. When I saw the opening night in Las Vegas, I saw the casting director, Merri Sugarman, at the afterparty, and I was like “I want to be in this show!” Merri was like, “Oh…” [laughs] Merri told me years later that in her head she was like, “No way.” It wasn’t until they were doing this live TV version where it made sense. It was a combination of the good will of working your ass off, and getting seen, and having the director and the choreographer and the producers all go, “Oh yeah, we can trust Michael. We can rely on him to do a good job.” RS: It was also a full circle moment for you, too, with Nick Jonas because you guys shared the stage in your Broadway debut, and now, you’re sharing the screen in your musical movie debut. MU: That’s right. Nick and I opened together in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and became fast friends. He has been a great champion of me through the years. He saw Buyer and Cellar like four times and when I found out he was playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys Live!, that’s when I threw my name in the hat for Bob Crewe. RS: It’s also interesting for people who read this interview, especially other performers, to remember that while you’re at a certain level in your career, and the jobs might be shinier, it’s still about work begetting work. People knowing you and loving you. People wanting to share rooms with you. I think actors at earlier stages in their career could track the same kinds of results with regards to their own careers. That they’re getting jobs from people knowing them. Hopefully that could be inspiring. MU: It’s also about being aware of your abilities and of your worth; the ways in which you can help make something work better. For example, my agents came to me with the Single All the Way audition and I said,

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“I think it would be better if I did this other part.” That was no fault of theirs for not knowing that, but I just knew myself and knew the players would quicker accept me as this other role. The same with Jersey Boys Live! I knew I had good will from the star, the director, and the choreographer. I knew that what I’d bring to the project would be potentially appealing. So it’s not going after the things that are ultimately going to be impossible. RS: With Single All the Way, what did it feel to be the star of a movie that centers an LGBTQ relationship, given that that’s not a thing that happens often - especially in Christmas movies? And then being on set, working with a very openly gay cast playing openly gay characters, what was that like? MU: There was an actor named Adam Capriolo who came late in the shoot and he was like, “Everyone’s so gay!” I had totally forgotten, but we was right. We had all these openly queer people. The director was queer. The writer was queer. The three men at the top were queer. We had queer icons like Kathy Najimy, Jennifer Coolidge, Jen Robertson, and Barry Bostwick.

RS: Did you guys have to kiss? MU: A bit of a spoiler, but yes, Ryan. RS: Was this the first time you two kissed, or did you make out at Juilliard? MU: We never made out at school. RS: Tell me the truth, Michael. [laughs] MU: We either missed our window, or Luke wasn’t into it. Probably the latter. It was really fun to re-connect with him. As you know, because you also went to Juilliard, those years at drama school are extremely formidable. I spent most of my time on set with Luke and Philemon Chambers, who plays my best friend. Philemon and I have no previous experience together. We had relatively little in common. He’s new to acting and he’s from a different part of the country than I am, but what we had in common was this movie and our experience. We immediately were best friends. We spent so much time on and off set getting to know each other. And falling in love, kind of. RS: Do you have to say “I love you” in the movie?

RS: It’s rare that an LGBT+ movie celebrates love and family and joy, and is not riddled with tragedy. Which is often the case when you have that many openly queer people involved in something. For that to happen, it usually has to be about something painful and awful.

MU: Yeah, I think we do.

MU: Right. There’s no homophobia, no trauma. There’s conflict, but it doesn’t stem from how we’re different. In the same way Chicken & Biscuits is about a black family - I’m the only white person - but there’s no racism. It’s all about family.

RS: I’m just curious if you remember what you felt like.

RS: You’re right. The play is super celebratory. Even the differences are celebrated. People are not pitted against each other. What was it like starring in Single All the Way with Luke Macfarlane, a former classmate of yours from Juilliard? MU: It was so fun. We had never worked together professionally. He has done lots of Christmas movies, but this was his first gay Christmas movie.

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RS: Do you remember when you first said “I love you” to me? MU: Wow, who is this interview about, Ryan? [laughs]

MU: I felt like I was in love! RS: I know, but it was so long ago. [laughs] With regards to love, and coming out of the pandemic, where do you think love could be used in the world today? MU: The ways in which people respond to mask wearing, vaccinations, isolating, and social distancing… I think that speaks very directly to love and how much one loves their fellow humans.

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RS: Oh, like adhering and respecting that? MU: People who are unwilling to wear masks or get vaccinated or self isolate and social distance, yes. That speaks volumes about how they feel about other people. And of course, the previous administration was so divisive. Us vs. them. Like when a Republican was recently elected Governor of Virginia, the President and Vice President congratulated that person after campaigning against them. That’s something that never happened for four years. We lived through that, and then we’re living through the pandemic, which is defined by people who are willing to keep others from getting sick and the people who are unwilling. That’s the first thing that comes to mind with regards to love. Right now, I’m far more drawn to stories about connection and uplifting each other personally than stories about trauma and what drives us apart.

beautiful play about a hate crime that was supposed to be a cautionary tale, but it suddenly became very hard to go through. I do think it is important for art to help us understand our feelings so it not all an escape, but there is also a real place in the arts to understand why we’re all the same; how we’re made of the same stuff; how we can connect. That is still very important, especially when it comes to what you asked about love. As we all nurse our PTSD, post-pandemic souls, Christmas movies like Single All the Way, movies where the music surges through you like Jersey Boys Live!, and plays like Chicken & Biscuits, these will all make your heart feel happy. RS: I agree. Okay, this is my last question, Michael, and probably my most important. So pay attention! Chris Pratt, Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth, or Chris Evans?

RS: Has that perspective changed since the pandemic? Would you say you felt that before or did that become the focus as a result of all of that time in isolation?

MU: One hundred percent Chris Pine. Don’t you remember watching Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day? The montage of Chris wearing 80’s clothes?

MU: I feel like I felt that way before and I also feel like… I was in a really good play when Hilary Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump. It was a play about a hate crime called “Homos, or Everyone in America” by Jordan Seavey.

RS: Yes. [laughs] Do you remember what you said?

RS: That play was running when Donald Trump got elected? MU: Donald Trump got elected the day after we opened. RS: Wow, I forgot about that. MU: And then weeks after his election, there was a surge in hate crimes. I remember thinking, “This play is not supposed to be relevant.” We were doing this

MU: “I don’t want this to end. I could watch an entire movie of Chris Pine trying on clothing from the 80’s.” Obviously, I love Chris Evans – Captain America. I love Chris Hemsworth – Thor. Chris Pratt is also an appealing person. But Chris Pine as Captain Kirk. That 80’s clothing montage. RS: [laughs] Okay, I love you Michael. MU: I love you too, Ryan. See you on the next Zoom that we have in five minutes. RS: [laughs] Bye!

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BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED, AND HUMBLE, NOA KIREL INSPIRES THOSE AROUND HER TO FEEL EMPOWERED AND TAP INTO THEIR TRUE SELF. HER VULKAN SHOOT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD AND REFLECTS JUST HOW BADASS SHE IS! RECENTLY, SHE RELEASED “BAD LITTLE THING (ACOUSTIC)," A SONG/VIDEO YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS. CHECK OUT MORE AND ENJOY!

Absolutely love the performance video for “Bad Little Thing" (Acoustic)! Share with us what this song means to you. Thank you!! I loved shooting this acoustic performance live with a great group of talented musicians. BLT for me is a song about empowerment, about owning who you are with no apologies, especially now it’s important to me to have this voice and to encourage others to be (good) Bad Little Things. Did performing this new acoustic version change the meaning behind it at all? For me it didn’t change the meaning, but many people are telling me that they got the message differently now that this version is out and they were able to listen to the lyrics and connect to it more. That’s the beauty with releasing different versions, remixes, live performances, and adding a different approach to the same song, What gets you “hyped up” when creating new music? The energy in the room when co-writing, the personal connection to the song when it's an outside song. As an artist you can go in either direction when it comes to music. What musical path do you

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prefer and wish to keep on? Why? My main genre is definitely pop but I’m experimenting with different kinds of pop and I bring my roots, influences and my story to it, so sometimes it’s bubbly and sometimes it’s dark. We evolve as people all the time and so does the music. While filming the official video for “Bad Little Thing”, was there a particular moment that stood out to you? The claw machine was insane! It was a human sized claw machine and only after shooting, I understood how painful it was! Also the pink water scene. I love this scene and how it turned out (but the water was FREEZING!) How are you feeling about performing at the 70th annual MISS UNIVERSE competition? Anything special lined up? I mean... How can I possibly explain my excitement??? To open up this huge competition with a female empowerment song is beyond exciting. I’m planning many surprises in this special performance. Can’t wait!!! Speaking about beauty, what does beauty mean to you? CONFIDENCE of all size & color. Beauty is everywhere.

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In what ways do you push boundaries and think outside of the box (both in your music and personal life)? I want to surprise myself and experience new things all the time. In music, it’s with crazy productions and music videos .. to do something different every time. In my personal life I’m pushing myself to work out more. I always danced but in the past year I've been working out every single day and I can say I’m addicted to the feeling. I feel stronger and healthier than ever. Who are some artists you look up to and why? Beyonce is the definition of a strong talented woman that can do it all. She can sing, dance, write, produce, act, operate multiple businesses all while being a MOM and wife. All together. Highlights of your teenage years? Hardships? I started my career at 13 so I grew up with cameras and media around me. I can't say it was a hardship because I have felt blessed to be able to achieve dreams and goals since I was a teen. However, I guess I’ll never know how it feels to be a regular teenage girl. What kind of New Year plans do you have in store? I’ll be performing on New Years Eve...and I wish to do this every year :) I wish for 2022 to be a great covid-less year, to expand my audience, to achieve more goals and dreams and to stay happy and healthy. 2022 PLEASE DON’T SUCK!! ;)

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Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, located on E Elvis Presley Blvd and then onto Paradise Road, is one of Vegas’ renowned hotels. Greeted with a warm welcome at the valet and at check-in, the staff set the tone for what would be a wonderful weekend! Oh and let’s not forget the fantastic Elvis Presley statued located right smack in the middle of the lobby... *uhh thank you, thank you very much.*

As it got time to eat, it was overwhelmingly amazing how many options they had at Westgate’s Las Vegas dining. From fine dining to fast food, whatever you are craving, they have! Just to give you a few examples…they have a Benihana, Fresco Italiano, and Edge Steakhouse! So many options…and all so delicious! Yum! If you happen t be there on a Thursday, after filling your bellies up, don’t be shy and checkout their “Super Karaoke” located in the Super Book. If you were singing, you were also projected onto the big screen for everyone to see, and hear you!

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What makes this hotel stand out are the beautiful Sky Villas located on the very top floor. Be transported to Italy and France as you book your luxury getaway. These villas include multiple rooms, dining areas, private pools, unbelievable views, and more! Whether you book a luxury villa or just want to feel like a queen for a couple hours, make your way to the Serenity Spa which is located about 200 feet from the pool. You won’t regret it! Staying at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, was definitely an experience to remember! If you are looking to vacation in sin city make sure to check out Westgate’s Vegas hotel deals. Their rates are some of the best in Vegas and will leave you wanting more vacation days! Special Thanks to The Zimmerman Agency for putting together such a beautiful weekend and to Westgate for hosting us!

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