Andrew Rannells (Girls, Book of Mormon), currently starring in the acclaimed Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band, visited The Late Show with Seth Meyers this week and his recent judging appearance on a special Broadway-themed episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race came up.
Rannells clearly enjoyed his guest spot on RPDR, especially the lighting: “The best lighting ever on that show – I look like a fetus!”
Rannells shared that after the queens had done their final walks, Monet X Change gave a “very sweet” speech about getting tickets to see Rannells’ wonderful performance in Spring Awakening on Broadway (Rannells never appeared in Spring Awakening).
Monet also gushed about seeing Rannells delivering snacks and goodies to kids outside the theater, waiting in line to see Spring Awakening. (Repeat – Rannells never appeared in Spring Awakening).
“He finished the whole speech, and then I said, ‘that’s Jonathan Groff!'” quipped Rannells.
“And then he said, ‘No, no, no, I meant Book of Mormon,’ and I said, too late! Sashay away!”
In all fairness, it’s worth noting that Rannells has replaced the handsome Mr. Groff in roles on Broadway (Hamilton), and they both exude boyish, charming personalities.
But, Monet got it wrong.
Just goes to show you a queen can be fierce in or out of drag.
Watch the interview below where Rannells also chats on getting a phone call from Kristin Chenoweth out of the blue and the upcoming midnight Actors Fund charity performance of The Boys in the Band.