Kick off Pride month with Anthony Rapp in the premiere episode of OUTTakes, the new series that explores the past, present, and future of the LGBTQIA+ community through the lens of some of Broadway’s brightest stars. In Episode 1 above, Rapp recalls coming out via a Playbill (he thanked his then-boyfriend), his delight at seeing Pride return to its activist roots, and more. In addition, the stage and screen favorite performs “True Colors.”
On how Rapp celebrates Pride year-round, the star says he uses his platform to shine a light on trans and non-binary communities and the issues they face today. Even by sharing photos of himself with his fiancé Kevin, Rapp finds ways to publicly express being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Proudly sponsored by Nissan, OUTTakes offers an intimate look at Pride on Broadway, with each episode featuring an artist-activist sharing stories of what Pride looks like through their eyes and performing songs that celebrate their personal connection with Pride.
The featured performers are Rapp (If/Then, Rent), Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom, Bridges of Madison County), Max Crumm (Disaster!, Emojiland), and Peppermint (Head Over Heels, RuPaul’s Drag Race).
Episodes drop on Tuesdays at 8 AM ET. The four-part interview and performance series culminates in a grand finale event, The Progress of Pride Spectacular June 26.