Actor Michael Urie believes being openly gay has helped his career.
The 32-year-old Urie can no longer be seen on prime time television after the cancellation of Ugly Betty
. He told Next Magazine
that he has traded in Los Angeles for New York.
Urie's next role is that of Alex More in the one-man play Buyer & Cellar
, which opens Thursday at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
In the play, Alex, a struggling Los Angeles actor, tends to a diva's expansive collection of expensive stuff. Urie also plays Alex's cynical boyfriend and the diva herself.
It "has been an insane challenge," Urie said of the one-man show.
Urie also played gay in Ugly Betty
, which CBS canceled after airing only six episodes.
"If I wasn't open about who I am, and [was] careful about the roles I picked in fear of projecting anything, I would work so infrequently," Urie said. "I work all the time because I have no problem playing gay guys! I get a lot of jobs!"