Susan Lucci gave me her blessing and said to wear white! OK, let me explain. “You Like Me” is an occasional Joe’s Pub event, coproduced by Michael Schulman (who wrote the new book Oscar Wars) and Emmy winner Rachel Shukert (The Baby-Sitters Club), at which various performers recreate and/or interpret famed awards acceptance speeches.
At the most recent edition, I was set to once again perform Susan Lucci’s emotional speech upon winning the Daytime Emmy for playing salty Erica Kane on All My Children after a whopping 19 nominations.
Well, a friend of mine had run into Lucci and told her about it, and she not only said it was a great idea, but she urged that I wear white, as she had done.
So I did! I looked like a gay angel!And I got to hobnob with an amazing crew of theater folks reimagining other famous speeches.