‘Partners’ Michael Urie: “Don’t think for a minute I’m giving up theater”

partners-michael-urieMichael Urie feels blessed to have been given the opportunity to star in CBS’ new sitcom, Partners.  The actor, best known for his role as Marc on Ugly Betty, was also excited to learn that the show would be created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the minds behind Will and Grace.

“I was happy to learn, once I had the job and got to know Max and David, that they had me in mind early on,” Urie told Theater Mania.  “But it’s probably a good thing I didn’t know that when I auditioned for the role.”

Although Urie is enjoying success on the small-screen, he’s also done plenty of theater, including appearing in the play, The Temperamentals, and the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

“Don’t think for a minute I’m giving up theater,” Urie said.  “I’m always looking for good roles.  I’m hoping to do something here [in L.A.] or in New York during our break.  I have dream projects, and I have reality projects!  But one way or another, I’ll be back!”

Partners airs on CBS, Mondays at 8:30 p.m.

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/zach-galifianakis-baskets.jpg
Zach Galifianakis on ‘Baskets’: “Not to sound too pretentious or actor-y… but you want to kind of challenge yourself”
"As a comic — as a fat, bearded comic — you can paint yourself into a corner" - Zach Galifianakis
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Michael-Shannon-Nocturnal-Animals.jpg
Michael Shannon on ‘Nocturnal Animals’: “From Day 1, I felt pretty locked into [the character]. It’s pretty mysterious”
"When you’ve got really great writing, it makes it easy." - Michael Shannon
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/giovanni-ribisi-sneaky-pete.jpg
Why Giovanni Ribisi Never Intended to Do a Show Like ‘Sneaky Pete’ and When He Finally Decided to “Chase Being an Actor”
"A friend of mine introduced me to the Actors Studio and Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro and Gary Oldman. It really was a revolution for me." - Giovanni Ribisi
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/tobias-menzies-outlander.jpg
Outlander’s Tobias Menzies on Preparation and the “Most Precious Commodity” of Filmmaking
Tobias Menzies: "One of the great luxuries when you have a bit of time is that you can give yourself a few different routes through a scene"
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/watch-conversations-with-miles-t.jpg
Watch: Conversations with Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart of ‘Bleed for This’
Teller and Eckhart speak about preparing to portray a boxer and his trainer in this inspirational comeback story.