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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Groovy Guy of the Month: Andrew Glaszek

This month's Groovy Guy is New York actor Andrew Glaszek, whom I've enjoyed watching on the award-winning web series, Hustling, about a 40-year-old adult film star/escort. He plays the lead character's friend Jay on the sexy dramedy, which recently began its third and final season. Andrew is also in two new movies - Leather, which is available on DVD, and the horror film, Tales of Poe, which will be released this year. And he has had the great honor of being featured as a Dish of the Day as well as a cover model for NYC's Next Magazine.

I am delighted to have the fabulous Mr. Glaszek here on the Dish to answer a few questions about his life and, of course, pop culture.

Did you always want to be an actor?
I was always the one in school to read aloud in class, mass or at assemblies, but I planned on being an artist. I studied art history and was exploring photography, printmaking and mixed media when I got involved in theater. Marketing, props, costumes, directing - I love every aspect of creating it especially being on stage and now film acting as well.

Can you share any details about Hustling's final season?
You'll certainly see a lot more of Jay this season. I love the script that Sebastian La Cause wrote for the whole season and how Jay's storyline might have an effect on the others. There's more than one side to the guy and to the friendship between him and Ryan - including a flashback to when they first met. For Jay, you could sum it up as Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows... with nakedness, tricks, a lot of drugs and lap dancing. Where's Rosalind Russell in a habit when you need her?

Tell us about the films, Leather and Tales of Poe.
I see Leather as being about checking in on where your life is going, whether you want to or not. With his boyfriend in tow, my character heads back to where he grew up to settle his estranged and deceased father's house and finds his childhood friend has been living there for years. There are daddy issues and playing in the woods. It was filmed (on actual film) in the Catskills and has a really groovy soundtrack. Tales of Poe is an anthology of the actual Tales of Poe, and I appear in Dreams where a woman is between life and death in a hospital bed. Operating room and entrails. It's a bit of madness in a film by an exciting team of horror makers.

You will also soon be playing the devious Dennis in Andy Halliday's new play, Nothing But Trash. What's it about?
I'm excited to get into this play. The readings have been so much fun, and I get to work again with friends like John Kevin Jones (we did a production of Jeffrey starring Bryan Batt), Steve Wenslawski (my fellow Broadway Bares boy) and Nick Mathews (the lead in the web series, In Between Men). Andy Halliday has a funny take on 1950's teen angst films with an all-male cast and himself in the dual role of an alcoholic mother and a mother superior. You'll see some good boys get into a heap of trouble all for love. Having this role written for me and getting to work with Andy - an original star of Theater-in-Limbo with Charles Busch and Julie Halston - is an honor and hints at the fun the audience will have, and not just those who love movies from that era. It will be at Theater for the New City in March, and we're currently hoping to raise a little more money for the production [click here for more information].

What is the most memorable and/or funniest moment you've experienced while participating in Broadway Bares?
This is always a hard one to answer since I've done it so many times. The best is being able to raise so much money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with each show - my friends, the audience and my donors are amazing! - and seeing the pride and love on Jerry Mitchell's face when we help carry on what he started. Being in the football number was spectacular, anything involving Peter Gregus is a riot, making Josh Rhodes laugh, getting to be on stage with Mario Cantone and David Hyde Pierce or seeing Cyndi Lauper do a sound check are all highlights. But being a part of the smaller show on Fire Island headed by Michael Lee Scott where we revived some of the classic Bares numbers and got very naked, and I got a bottle of milk poured on my face - the show was so hot, we set off the alarms and sprinklers. Memorable and funny.

If you could go back and give your 19-year-old self a wise piece of advice, what would it be?
Say "yes", be nice and invest when you can... APPLE!

What are your five favorite TV shows of all time?
"All time" is daunting... currently I love The Mindy Project and Top Chef, but my all-time favs include The Golden Girls, RuPaul's Drag Race, Malcolm in the Middle, Laverne & Shirley and I'd feel I'm denying my childhood if I didn't include He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

What are five of your favorite movies?
The Women, The Devil Wears Prada, Summer Stock, Auntie Mame and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Besides Hustling, what are a few of your favorite web series?
Jack In A Box, The Outs, Bandwagon, Submissions Only and High Maintenance.

If you were asked to choose the Sexiest Man Alive, whom would you select?
The one with a huge amount of talent, confidence and honesty to go with their good looks and physique. And if that happened to be an Aussie footballer - good on 'im!

If you could have anyone in the world - living or dead - be a guest at your dinner party, what three people would you invite?
Patti LuPone, Keith Haring and Grace Jones.

What's next for Andrew Glaszek?
Some exciting screenplay readings of projects for MozzleStead, rehearsals for Nothing But Trash, and hopefully a lot of saying "yes"... if anyone's looking.

Thank you, Andrew, for being such a groovy guy!

To learn more about Andrew, follow him on Facebook and Twitter. And you can watch him in Hustling at Also, the top (non-Next) photo was shot by Stephen Mosher.

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