Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Falsettos) stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in celebration of the release of his new memoir Too Much Is Not Enough, released March 12.
But Rannells and host Stephen Colbert began by talking about a shared connection: “I made the gay pilgrimage to go see Patti LuPone in Company in London,” Rannells said. “I forced a friendship with her over the years.”
Colbert starred alongside LuPone in the Lincoln Center concert version of Company in 2011. “You feel vaguely singed when you're next to her onstage because she's so powerful,” he shared.
Those are specifically the years that Rannells covers in his book. “These are essays specifically from my childhood and then I moved to New York in 1997 and I was cast in my first Broadway show, which was Hairspray, in 2005, so I just deal with that period of time,” he explained.
In fact, the memoir is a bit of a “promise” realized: “I don't know if you recall, but the last time I was here I told you I was going to write a book,” said Rannells, “and I wrote it!”