I was invited to Two Boots Slice of Broadway (625 Ninth Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets) tonight to watch cast members of La Cage aux Folles presented with a specialty pizza that's being named after them, and let me tell ya—there were plenty of hot pieces in the place.
First, it was fun to finally get to meet-meet Christopher Sieber. I was (politely, and not by him) kicked out of my booth to accommodate him and some of the cast (eight or nine members showed up) and got to say hello then. A few years ago, I'd posed for a picture with him during a Broadway Bares appearance, but my friend Jason inexplicably cut his head off (he was squatting on the stage). And though I've seen Sieber around the area many times, I hadn't spoken with him until today. Along with being sexy, he's sweet and funny—and so modest!
"You have to come see La Cage again now that I'm in it," he joked. "I'm realllly good."
I also had the pleasure of meeting Matt Anctil, who some of you thought was robbed of the Mr. Broadway title. He told me he could just buy a tiara if he really wants one, but also said none of the guys felt competitive. "Mike is so sweet, and I knew he was going to win when he was doing 'Olga.''
The cast posed in front of some signage while wolfing down their namesake pizza, which looked to have chicken and pesto in it. Just like the show, it's reportedly spicy and loaded and, from the looks of it, was a crowd-pleaser.
It's always awkward when I'm juggling taking snapshots and video, and I of course missed the best moment—Sieber said his slice tasted like Fierstein's dance belt. "You would know," came a reply from someone with a mouthful of carbs.
This group is anything but a drag.