Archive for March, 2010

Donna Murphy Reigns Supreme

Posted in Divas, NY Theatre on March 30, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher’s favorite musical theatre diva, Donna Murphy, brings down the house with her rendition of “Me and My Town” from the upcoming City Center Encores! production of Anyone Can Whistle.

Also featured in this rehearsal video are Sutton Foster and Raúl Esparza.

Daddycatcher’s CATCH OF THE DAY: Ricky Martin

Posted in Catch of the Day on March 29, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher has been a huge fan of Ricky Martin for years!  He has always been so classy and eloquent.  Good for you, Ricky!

A few months ago I decided to write my memoirs, a project I knew was going to bring me closer to an amazing turning point in my life. From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And thisis something worth celebrating.

For many years, there has been only one place where I am in touch with my emotions fearlessly and that’s the stage. Being on stage fills my soul in many ways, almost completely. It’s my vice. The music, the lights and the roar of the audience are elements that make me feel capable of anything. This rush of adrenaline is incredibly addictive. I don’t ever want to stop feeling these emotions. But it is serenity that brings me to where I’m at right now. An amazing emotional place of comprehension, reflection and enlightenment. At this moment I’m feeling the same freedom I usually feel only on stage, without a doubt, I need to share.

Many people told me: “Ricky it’s not important”, “it’s not worth it”, “all the years you’ve worked and everything you’ve built will collapse”, “many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature”. Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth. Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.

If someone asked me today, “Ricky, what are you afraid of?” I would answer “the blood that runs through the streets of countries at war…child slavery, terrorism…the cynicism of some people in positions of power, the misinterpretation of faith.” But fear of my truth? Not at all! On the contrary, It fills me with strength and courage. This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment.

These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.

What will happen from now on? It doesn’t matter. I can only focus on what’s happening to me in this moment. The word “happiness” takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution.

I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.

Daddycatcher Has Keys

Posted in Life in General on March 29, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher picked up keys for his new apartment today!

There will be an apartment christening tonight and it will involve some Veuve Clicquot.

Gym Inspiration: Hot Reality TV Guys

Posted in Work It Out on March 29, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher has been working steadily on keeping the weight off.  While not slim like in his college years (who really is nowadays!?!), Daddycatcher has been around 155lbs for a good month now.

Now that the stress of finding an apartment is over, Daddycatcher’s focus is back on getting “summer shirtless” ready!!!

Definitely reading this article featuring three of Daddycatcher’s favorite reality hotties – Dave Salmoni, Rami Kashoú, and David Bromstad – has kept him motivated!

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: La Cage Aux Folles

Posted in Musical Mondays on March 29, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher is now completely excited after seeing this video preview for the revival of La Cage aux Folles. The last revival in 2005 was rather flat. Daddycatcher thinks this production has gotten closer to the production he envisions in his head.

GLEE hotties

Posted in Television on March 24, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Matt Morrison and Jonathan Groff = can’t wait until Glee returns!

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: Happy 80th Birthday, Stephen Sondheim

Posted in Musical Mondays on March 22, 2010 by Daddycatcher

In honor of Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim‘s 80th birthday, Daddycatcher is featuring two songs from his favorite Sondheim musical – the 1970 musical Company.

“The Ladies Who Lunch” – sung by original cast member Elaine Stritch

“Being Alive” – sung by original cast member Dean Jones