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MICHAEL URIE

AS CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED ONE-MAN SHOW ‘BUYER & CELLAR’ LANDS IN LONDON, TELLING THE FICTIONAL TALE OF A MAN WORKING IN THE VERY REAL STREET OF SHOPS BARBRA STREISAND BUILT UNDER HER MALIBU HOME, WE CATCH UP WITH THE MAN WHO CARRIES IT – FORMER ‘UGLY BETTY’ STAR MICHAEL URIE

PHOTGRAPHY: LEON CSERNOHLAVEK

STYLING: NICK BYAM

FUNNY BOY

Michael wears shirt by Acne Studios at MR PORTER; shorts by Lyle & Scott; socks by Pringle at Sockshop; shoes by Jimmy Choo

“N0000 I want them to like me!” Michael Urie jokes hushedly as he leaves a tip at the bar of London’s Menier Chocolate Factory theatre. His PR has just told him that the drinks bill has already been taken care of, but the 34-year-old Texan is keen to make a good impression at the venue where Buyer & Cellar will be residing over the coming weeks. As Michael succinctly puts it himself, Jonathan Tolins’ one-man show tells “the totally made-up story of a totally fabricated individual who gets a job working in the totally real street of shops that Barbra Streisand built in her basement,” but as mad a premise as that sounds, its witty, warm writing and a captivating turn from the former Ugly Betty star have won it huge critical acclaim and success since it debuted Off-Broadway two years ago.

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About Attitude

The latest Attitude is a glam rock spectacular with America’s biggest gay singer Adam Lambert on the cover, chatting about everything from working with Queen to his new solo material, and what he thinks of taking on Sam Smith in the charts and homophobia. We also have the only interview with former Westlife star Mark Feehily who opens up for the first time about his troubled dark years to re-emerge as a very different kind of solo artist. As we approach the General Election we have exclusive interviews with David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon and Natalie Bennett, challenging them on LGBT issues and asking why they deserve your vote. We also rate the leaders’ style, and have interviews with a spread of LGBT candidates from around the country. Elsewhere in the magazine, we speak to Broadway stars Michael 'Ugly Betty' Urie and Christine Baranski, and we wave goodbye to Mad Men by talking a look back at Mad Men’s gay storylines. We also get a sneak peek inside John Whaite’s newly decorated home, and put Lulu to the How Gay quiz.