Odd Mom Out Season 3 premiers tonight on Bravo TV! You can catch me opposite KK Glick in episode 2 next week, Candle in the Windbag.
Landline is coming! Landline is coming!
Last summer I got a request from my manager to self tape a scene as a Tammy Faye Bakker impersonater for the new Gillian Robespierre film Landline. I was so excited because I loved her first film Obvious Child and...Tammy Faye?! C'mon. Amazing. It may sound strange to those of you who don't know me but this is the type of part that is really in my wheelhouse. I watched as much Tammy Faye footage as I could find, booked the gig and got to film a scene with Jenny Slate (!), Abby Quinn and Jay Duplass.
Everyone on both sides of the camera was as cool and as nice as you would want them to be. My lines got changed (I think in part because I was having trouble navigating the cobblestone streets in enormous red patent leather heels) and wound up being less Tammy Faye Bakker and more "very drunk mans first time in drag." Gillian threw me some new lines and let me ad lib some stuff. It sounds silly because ultimitely it's a very small part but I felt so trusted and supported. It can be a bit intense coming on to a film or TV show as a day player...somtimes it can feel like you just need to hit your mark and spit out your lines but this one made me feel like I was part of the team. I had the most magical night of filming and I remember standing on that street thinking to myself "I don't want this to end."
Honestly, I have no idea what takes or how much you'll actually see of me in Landline but I'm still so proud to have been a part of it. The script (written by Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm) reminded me of the kind of 90's indie films that made me want to (and think maybe I actually could) be a film actor.
Landline comes to select theaters Friday, July 21st!
(Me with the fabulous, talented and super cool makeup artist Erica Whelan. Erica really gave my mug a good beat down. By the end I think I wound up with about 6 pairs of fake eyelashes glued on? When I wrapped for the night she painlessly got all those lashes off and gave me the dopest Korres face mask to take home "for being a good sport" but I think we both knew I loved every second of it. Thanks Erica!)
(Keep an eye out for this drunken, handsome woman during the Halloween Parade scene!)
Also I have to shout out my friends MaryAnne Piccolo (that's her wig, and top and weird sparkly socks) and Ryan Watt (He found me that shoulder pad jacket and an amazing/terrible red leather purse) at Royal Curiosity for helping me get this wild look together!
"The rumors are true. 2Scoops: The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group have broken up...again. Although they are not on speaking terms, and embroiled in a vicious legal battle, they will perform as planned because the court has ruled that they are LEGALLY OBLIG8TED."
The latest installment of 2Scoops performed to a sold out audience at Joe's Pub on July 5th! My friend and comedy partner Aaron Fuksa and I had the best time putting this show together. It had all new material, video media by my genius friend Chris Ford at Glamsmash Productions, insane sequin outfits by Wendy Samland and featured guests, the wildly talented Ebony Blake and Vicky Modica! Also, Corey Glover, lead singer of Living Colour was in the audience and I GAGGED. If you missed this show we'll be back at Joe's Pub soon. I'll keep you posted.
I'll be playing the role of Geoffrey in a free, invited workshop reading of Go: A New Musical by book writer/lyricist Cory Conley and composer Will Buck.
It's based on the movie "Getting Go: The Go/Doc Project" and directed by Craig Baldwin.
CLICK HERE for more information. Hope to see you there.
Michael Alan Johnson
I shot a very funny scene with the lovely and hilarious KK Glick for the upcoming 3rd season of Odd Mom Out yesterday. The new season begins in June on Bravo TV!
I filmed a small part in Landline this past summer which premieres at Sundance this month! I'm very excited to have been involved. The writer/director, Gillian Robespierre, previously wrote and directed an incredible film called Obvious Child which I am a huge fan of. It also stars Jenny Slate, who I LOVE and other incredible talent like John Turturro, Edie Falco, Finn Wittrock and Jay Duplass.
Just got back from Boise, Idaho where I played Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Boise Contemporary Theater. I had the most magical experience there. It's my favorite musical of all time and everyone I worked with at BCT was an absolute dream. Also, did you know Boise is actually a really rad city? Everyone was so kind and the city is bursting with great food, art and an awesome, progressive music scene. Check out the promo video from the production above and this review and Interview from the Idaho Statesman.