Alan Cumming Camps it Up About Being Bi at Tony Awards

Out and proud bisexual Alan Cumming made it no secret to the world that he was bisexual when he co-hosted the Tony Awards on Sunday night.

He came out to open the 2015 show for the best on Broadway in New York City wearing traditional bisexual purple colors in shorts and welcomed all with:  “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and those of you who don’t identify as either.”

He was co-hosting for the first time with Kristin Chenoweth, and they made sure everyone was having a gay-old time during the show throughout the evening.

When they introduced  Bradley Cooper to present the Best Actress Award, they teased about the rumors that the “Elephant Man” actor is gay (or at least bisexual).

“I’m so excited to introduce our first presenter because he’s someone I’ve slept with,” Chenoweth said during the introduction.

Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming“Me too!” Cumming answered.

“I just wanted to get the rumor out there,” Chenoweth said.

Cumming then sheepishly said, “Oops!”

Cumming and Chenoweth also reversed roles for a tribute to “The King and I” with Cumming wearing the dress. The pair also began the show with a musical monologue followed by a performance from the cast of Something Rotten!

Their performance was widely praised, by bisexuals and non-bisexuals alike.

BiNet USA president Faith Cheltenham tweeted out:

“Have to give a shout out to Alan Cumming for representing the Bisexual community so well at the Tony Awards last night! He started the evening in a ‘Bi-Purple’ suit and continually made comments about his attraction to both sees on national television in prime time! We LOVE you Alan!!”

 

Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]