Billy’s Gay View

The latest episode of Billy Masters LIVE was quite a landmark.  At the risk of sounding like Barbara Walters, I always wanted to do a show with gay men of different generations, backgrounds, and views.  In light of the recent Oscars, I planned to sit down with award-winning writer, comedian, and bon vivant Bruce Vilanch – and, boy, did he give us Oscar dish!  I then mixed in producer and director Richard Jay-Alexander.   To fill the “young one” slot, I enlisted actor Jonny Beauchamp.  It was a combustible combination – and one that led to some fascinating discussions.  From the Academy Awards, to Colton Underwood, to The Talk, to opportunities for gay actors, it was really on fire!  I’m planning a panel show every month – and perhaps more often.  If you missed it, check out Billy Masters LIVE on our YouTube channel Billy Masters TV or on  And, again, thanks Del!

This Thursday, May 6th, we have a treat for fans of Broadway.  Columnist Michael Riedel has written a fabulous book called Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway, in which he peeks behind the curtain during the 1990s (his previous book, Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway, covers the prior period).  And Eddie Shapiro has a great new book out called A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater (his previous book was Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater).  Both men are joining me to discuss their books and what they think Broadway post-pandemic will look like – and when they’ll finally give out last year’s Tonys!  Be sure to watch Billy Masters LIVE – ‘cause if we’re there, we’re live.

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