Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Glee Star Curt Colfer has paid his dues

Curt Colfer plays Kurt on Fox TV's Glee.

Sometimes when an actor plays a role, it is all made up from scratch. But for Glee star Curt Colfer who plays Kurt, his high school days were not one of bliss. Like so many teens, the combination of what he calls his "VonTrapp voice" and highly theatrical behavior did not always get a warm welcome in his conservative home town. “I actually was Kurt in ‘The Sound of Music’ a long time ago,” he pointed out.

Growing up in Indianapolis, Murphy sang in his church choir and immersed himself in musicals in high school and college. His mother was a beauty queen; his father was a semi-pro hockey player who was baffled by a son who requested a “Vogue” subscription when he was 5 years old, started ironing his own clothes at 7, and performed in his bedroom, holding a hairbrush for a microphone in front of a mirror.

“My dad would look at me and go, ‘What the hell? I don’t know who you are. How did you come out of me?’ He would say things like that,” Murphy said. He may not have understood his son, but he accepted him, even when Murphy revealed to him that he is gay when he was 15 years old.

In this short video, we see his interview with the Viewsters, and then there is an amazing clip of him singing "Roses Turn" from Gypsy.

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