Hollywood is famous for its abundance of hot actors, but the New York theater has its own cadre of guys who are seething with sex appeal. Here’s our tribute to some of the fabulous fellows you’re likely to find performing on stage in NYC. We tried to cast a wide net, so in addition to such pretty Broadway faces as Cheyenne Jackson and Matt Cavenaugh, you’ll find less well-known but no less smokin’ hot men who have made their mark Off- and Off-Off-Broadway.
We’d love to have your feedback, but before you begin noting who we left out, please know the criteria we used for our selections. We wanted to focus on men who are truly part of the fabric of New York theater, so we leaned toward those who’ve been consistently active in this arena over the past few years and/or have had two or more major roles during that time.
Thus were eliminated such super-hot newcomers as Daniel Radcliffe, Terrence Howard, Paulo Szot, and Hunter Parrish, as well as several gents who’ve demonstrated a strong commitment to theater but have lately been kept away from the stage by their film or TV schedules — e.g., Neil Patrick Harris.
Also, we decided not to include "chorus boys" among our hotties, because if we had done so, the list would have had to be two or three times as long. So, here are the guys presented in alphabetical order. Enjoy!
Nick Adams received tons of publicity last year when he was asked to wear a hoodie (rather than a tank top) as Larry in A Chorus Line so that his spectacular body wouldn’t upstage Mario Lopez, who had joined the company in the role of Zach. No worries: All that attention led to photo shoots for several magazines and a job modeling 2(x)ist underwear. By the way, Nick is openly gay, so we’re pleased to have him at the head of our hot list. Look for him next in Guys and Dolls.
Michael Berresse, also openly gay, was very busy on Broadway last season: He appeared as Zach in A Chorus Line (before Mario Lopez), co-starred in the Encores! production of No, No, Nanette, and directed and choreographed [title of show]. Michael did a fantastic job of helming that meta-musical, but we hope he’ll also continue to strut his stuff onstage.