It's a sunny day in May, and I see Michael Urie's toothy smile before I've even opened the glass door to the City Performance Hall. He's home from New York City for the weekend, quietly hosting press conferences before heading to Austin for a wedding. The tour of his hit off-Broadway show, Buyer & Cellar, hasn't been announced yet, but Urie is giddy to put a September stop in Dallas on his calendar. It's set to be the last stop on the mini-national tour and the season opener for the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Off-Broadway on Flora series at the City Performance Hall, September 3-6.
"I'm excited for my high school teachers and some family to see me on stage," says Urie, a Plano Senior High School graduate. "I wouldn't have guessed that I'd spend this much time with Barbra Streisand."
He's not sharing the stage with Babs -- at least, not exactly. Since 2013 he's been acting in a one-man show about a struggling L.A. actor who works in the basement of her Malibu home, where the eccentric madame built a shopping mall.More »