Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness set for Broadway debut

Patrick Kelleher December 9, 2018
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Jonathan Van Ness is set to make his broadway debut

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Queer Eye fan favourite Jonathan Van Ness is set to make his Broadway debut.

He will be taking to the stage on December 17 along with other celebrities for a performance of Celebrity Autobiography.

The award-winning comedy show sees celebrities act out other celebrities’ memoirs verbatim.

Jonathan Van Ness will be performing at the Marquis Theatre, and will be joined by an eclectic cast that includes his Queer Eye co-star Antoni Porowski.

Others on the line-up for the December 17 performance include Mario Cantone, Rachel Dratch and Michael Urie.

Van Ness’s turn on the stage for Celebrity Autobiography will mark his first Broadway credit.

Jonathan Van Ness: comedian and grooming expert

Yesterday, Jonathan Van Ness spoke to Hello! Canada about how his dream of becoming a comedian has been helped along by his stint on Queer Eye.

He kicked off a 10-night comedy tour in the US in September, and said he had to figure out how to do it by “trial and error.”

At the Emmy Awards in September, Van Ness joined his Queer Eye co-stars on stage as the show won three awards.

However, his outfit on the night was one of the big winners, as he went dressed in a see-through top and a long skirt.

Jonathan Van Ness at the Emmy Awards. The star is set to make his broadway debut
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There was an outpouring of love for Van Ness from many quarters for his outfit, however one commenter referred to him as “the guy in the dress.”

The commenter also said he looked “like the villain in Despicable Me 3.”

However, Jonathan Van Ness had the last laugh by responding: “I look f**king stunning and my name is Jonathan, snap chat filter using on your insta tiny circle private profile having self.”

Van Ness’s boyfriend

Van Ness attended the Emmy Awards with rumoured boyfriend Wilco Froneman.

Froneman is from South African and lives in New York, and is also a rugby player for gay-inclusive Gotham Rugby.

In July, Van Ness opened up about a six month period in which he battled psychotic depression following the death of his stepfather.

Speaking to Time Out, he explained that he had been on medication for depression, and decided to quit cold turkey.

“It was, like, six months of psychotic depression. So, don’t do that. If you do decide to get off, definitely wean yourself off,” he said.

“But the biggest thing about self-care is to be gentle with yourself and remember there’s no one way up that mountain. Maybe don’t take advice from this interview about what you should do with antidepressants, because I don’t know you.”

More: Antoni Porowski, Broadway, Jonathan Van Ness, queer eye

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