Jackson, Groff, Harris, Lambert and Barrowman On the Good List
24 Dec 2009
Theatrical leading men nabbed the top three spots in AfterElton.com's Men of the Decade.
Out and proud actor John Barrowman (La Cage Aux Folles, Sunset Boulevard), who released a candid autobiography, was ranked #1; while Broadway hunk Cheyenne Jackson (Finian's Rainbow, Xanadu), who came out publicly in 2004, was named #2.
The #3 slot went to Neil Patrick Harris (Assassins, "Doogie Howser, M.D.") for recanting a statement made by his publicist that he was "not of that persuasion," and coming out in 2004. Harris later fired the publicist.
The #6 slot was shared by a host of out theatre folk under 30, including former Wicked ensemble member and "American Idol" finalist Adam Lambert, Spring Awakening Tony nominee Jonathan Groff, Toxic Avenger's Nick Rodriguez, A Chorus Line's Nick Adams and Scott Evans. Both Evans and Rodriguez appear in a gay story line on "One Life to Live."