"Ugly Betty" Star Urie's "Burning Desire"
"Ugly Betty" star Michael Urie who plays Vanessa Williams' adorable and hilarious gay assistant Marc on the hit ABC comedy, co-starred in a reading of Lou Diamond Phillips' Burning Desire last night at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles.
Wendie Malick of NBC's classic sitcom "Just Shoot Me" directed a cast that also included playwright Phillips and Amy Smart.
A romantic comedy in two acts, "Burning Desire" is told through "the puppeteering antics of Lucifer, played by Phillips.
Two people who encounter what seems to be the love of their lives, are taken on a roller coaster ride of romance masterfully manipulated by the mystical matchmaker."
Lou Diamond Phillips received a Tony nomination for his role in the 1996 Broadway revival of The King and I.
Urie, who took on a heterosexual leading role, refuses to divulge any information on his sexual orientation or his love life.
Although a December 2006 issue of "dot glbt news magazine", reported that Urie is openly gay, the actor later told USA Today:
"It's not black and white; I'm still young, still figuring my life out; I love the mystery. I'm not going to lie, but I'm not going to talk about it."