Bryan Batt

Actor, Singer
.
Born: 02/28/1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (16)

The Runner 2015 (Movie)

Mark Lavin (Actor)

Abattoir 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last of Robin Hood 2014 (Movie)

Orry Kelly (Actor)

12 Years a Slave 2013 (Movie)

Judge Turner (Actor)

Brawler 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2003, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rocco's Dinner Party 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

George's Agent (Actor)

Mad Men 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rescue Me 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hit and Runway 2001 (Movie)

Carlos (Actor)

Kiss Me Guido 1997 (Movie)

Tino (Actor)

Jeffrey 1995 (Movie)

Darius (Actor)

UnREAL (Tv Show)

Actor

Relationships

Gayle Batt

Mother

Jay Batt

Brother
Older

Tom Cianfichi

Companion
Met c. 1989 while performing "Evita" in Ohio together they own a home decor and furnishings store, Hazelnut, on Magazine Street in New Orleans, LA

EDUCATION

Circle in the Square Theater School

New York , New York

Tulane University

New Orleans , Louisiana 1984

Milestones

2013

"12 Years A Slave"

2011

publishes interior design/home furnishings book, "Big, Easy, Style"

2010

publishes "She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother;" a memoir about his mother

2007

Cast as Salvatore, a closeted homosexual advertising executive in the AMC series "Mad Men"

2004

Made ninth Broadway appearance in "La Cage Aux Folles" as the glamorous drag star ZaZa

2001

Joined the Broadway cast of "Beauty and the Beast" as Lumiere

2001

Shared Cat in the Hat duties with Rosie O'Donnell in Broadway's "Seussical the Musical"

1999

Co-starred in "Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act!"; received a nomination for a Drama Desk Award

1999

Was standby for the lead in "The Scarlet Pimpernel" at the Minskoff Theatre

1999

Cast as Monty, the disco deejay in the Broadway staging of "Saturday Night Fever"

1997

Appeared in the film "Kiss Me Guido"

1996

Was part of the ensemble cast of the Off-Broadway spoof "Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back"

1995

Made film debut reprising the role of Darius in the feature adaptation of "Jeffrey"

1995

Originated the role of Darius in Paul Rudnick's hit play "Jeffrey"

1994

Had multiple small roles in Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard"

1993

Was the understudy for the role of Pharoah in the Broadway revival of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

1991

Played Munkestrap in Lloyd Webber's "Cats"

1987

Cast in Broadway debut as Rocky/Greaseball in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Starlight Express"

1987

Made NY stage debut in the Off-Broadway staging of "Too Many Girls"

Raised in New Orleans, Louisiana

Moved to New York City

Bonus Trivia

.

His role in the Broadway stage adaptation of "Saturday Night Fever" earned him a caricature at Sardi's in New York City.

.

"Anytime a "Hercules" movie would come on TV, I was all over it. When I was caught playing with my mom’s hoop skirt, [my parents] sent me to a child psychologist. It was always in me, but I tried to deny it. I had girlfriends all through high school and college, and they were beautiful, wonderful women. But I always hankered for something else. Finally, my brother asked: "Are you gay?" I said "yes." He said, "Thank God. I thought you weren’t getting any!" from Playbill Oct. 3, 2005

.

"When I played the lead in Sunset Blvd., the movie of Jeffrey was coming out, and I was petrified. Back then, every agent told you that if you want to play a straight role, you don’t come out. This was before Ellen [DeGeneres] came out. But now I couldn't give a rat’s ass. It’s normal to be gay," from Playbill Oct. 3, 2005

.

" I failed my first acting class at Tulane University. I got an F. And, I was the first male page in the Spring Fiesta – I was dressed in a pink satin Rhett Butler outfit," from New Orleans MagazineJan. 2009

.

Owns a home design store in New Orleans with his longtime partner.

SIMILAR ARTICLES