Former Village Voice nightlife columnist Michael Musto will be the main course in a planned May 22 celebrity roast at The Actors Temple in New York.
Titled Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back: Broadway Roasts Michael Musto, the 8 PM event will feature celebrities from stage, TV, and movies, including actor Rosie O’Donnell, writer Bruce Vilanch, comedian Bianca Del Rio, New York Post columnist Michael Riedel, and Tony Award-nominated actor Orfeh in an evening of insult humor.
Musto wrote the column "La Dolce Musto" for 29 years at the Voice, and currently writes the column “Musto! The Musical” for Out.com.
Also lining up to take their shots at Musto: satirist Randy Rainbow, comedian Judy Gold, singer Randy Jones, actor Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), TV personality Countess Luann De Lesseps (Real Housewives Of New York City), actor and comedian Mindy Cohn (The Facts Of Life), SCRUFF founder Johnny Skandros, Season 5 winner of Ru Paul’s Drag Race Jinkx Monsoon, drag performer Crystal Demure, and Avenue Q puppet Lucy the Slut (along with her handler Elizabeth Ann Berg).
The evening also features video-only appearances by Alan Cumming, Jesse Green, Patrick Pacheco, Susan Haskins, Cheyenne Jackson, Perez Hilton, Jackie Hoffman, Daphne Rubin-Vega, John Waters, Doug Wright, Drew Elliott, Mickey Boardman, Lynn Yaeger, Kenyon Phillips, and Frankie J. Grande.
Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which provides “sensitive, quality healthcare and related services targeted to New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.”
The event will be directed by Rachel Klein, with Joan Wyatt serving as stage manager. It will be written by Erik Ransom, Matthew McLachlan, Anna Grace Carter, and Jarrod Allan, and produced by Lug Nut Entertainment in association with the gay dating app SCRUFF.