Introduce Yourself(ie): 10 Questions with Sex Tips' New Star Michael Buckley
July 7th, 2015
by Michael Buckley
Award-winning YouTube star Michael Buckley makes his off-Broadway debut as the titular, omniscient gay man in off-Broadway's hi-larious, just-raunchy-enough, and, yes, interactive off-Broadway comedy Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. The What the Buck Show star co-headlines with That's So Raven beauty Anneliesse van der Pol for four performances only (July 2,3,10 & 11). Below, BroadwayBox gets to know Buckley better as he unleashes the big theater fan inside him.
1. Most interesting thing I learned so far from the show:
Perhaps I am not as good at hand jobs as I thought. It truly is a lost art. I feel like I have a better grasp on this now! #PunIntended
2. The most fun part of Sex Tips is:
Just seeing how much fun the audience is having. It is just like a giant party and giggle-fest! Also, just being on stage with Anneliesse (van der Pol) is so fun. We are constantly just laughing at each other and making faces at each other and yelling our lines at each other in strange ways just to be ridiculous.
3. My favorite Broadway YouTube clip:
Ah! SO MANY! I watch the entire Next to Normal weekly. I love all the Chess concert rehearsal clips with Julia Murney and Sutton Foster (why is she laughing during “ I Know Him So Well”—can you ask her?). I love Chenoweth’s last “For Good” with Idina! I can’t watch that without sobbing. OH! I love the Show People interview with Andrea McCardle where she calls her body of work “Indelible” and laments how her best work has been pulled off of YouTube. I could watch that every day! I love all Laura Benanti interviews too! And Scott Alan music…..oh and "Turkey Lurkey Time" at the Tony Awards! #duh. PS: I watch a lot of YouTube.
4. Cast recording I was obsessed with growing up:
Aspects of Love. I thought it was so beautiful and sad. I would listen to it over and over and act out every part. I FINALLY saw it in London with Michael Arden as Alex. It is a gorgeous show!
5. Celeb I'd freak out most for if they came to Sex Tips:
I tweeted @HodaKotb. I think she would love it. Hoda! COME!! If Beyonce came, I would freak out. I would like Michelle Kwan to come to! She is in NYC working for Hillary! Michelle—please come! Bring Hillary! That would be the dream! If Michelle Kwan, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton showed up! Girls night out!
6. If someone walked into a bar and ordered a Michael Buckley, they would get:
Thrown out. HA! Uhm. Something with Prosecco. I am a world renown Prosecco drinker! Something with Porcesso, Vodka, and a splash of anything fruity! If you come to the show, please drink during it!
7. Movie I love so much I can quote every line:
Steal Magnolias, Sleepless in Seattle, Nine to Five, Big Business, Housesitter, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Terms of Endearment…I can quote most movies word for word. I didn’t leave the house much as a child.
8. Best part about growing up in Cape Cod:
I grew up on the street next to what we called “Snatch Ally” so it was easy to get snatch. Heyyyy! HAHA! Seriously, the Cape is just lovely. I love the air. I love the pace. I love the casualness of it all. I am excited to do Sex Tips in P’Town Aug 3-8! Plug! Plug!
9. Broadway diva I live for:
Betty Buckley. Not just because we share the same last name. She has become a dear friend. I am in awe of her voice. I saw her on the Tonight Show singing "Memory" and "Over You" and never got over it (WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE!). The first time I saw her sing live, my whole body started to shake and tears welled up in my eyes. She just goes there. She feels every word. Every note. And she is a blast to hang out with and I love how she has embraced social media! She is also the best Norma Desmond hands down. THERE, I SAID IT!
10. If I had to describe my high school self in three hashtags, they would
#WorriedAboutWhatEverybodyThought #WoreMatchingTurtlenecksAndSocksWithPeggedPantsToShowOffSocks #HorribleSingerYetAlwaysFeltDisgruntedWhenNotTheLeadInSchoolMusical Did I mention I love #LongHashTags?
Seriously, don't miss Michael Buckley (and co-star Anneliesse van der Pol) in 'Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man' at the 777 Theatre July 2, 3, 10 & 11.