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I Hope I Get It: Stories From the Audition Room With Michael Urie

Andrew Lloyd Webber and William Shakespeare make for a disastrous combination. logo

Since graduating from Juilliard's prestigious drama program, Michael Urie has found success on television and onstage. He's struck gold with roles like Marc St. James on ABC's Ugly Betty and Alex More in Jonathan Tolins' hit solo comedy Buyer & Cellar. Even so, his career hasn't always been a streak of wins. Take a look as Urie explains how an unfortunate audition for an unnamed Shakespeare play led to a particularly uncomfortable interaction with a director and a lifelong disdain for the musical Cats.