Five Questions (and Then Some) for John Tartaglia

4.17.2007

By Out.com Editors

The out star of the Disney Channel's Johnny and the Sprites appears in this month's feature documentary ShowBusiness, about the travails of four musicals on the Great White Way.

Childhood crush: I had a sick obsession with Martika of Kids Incorporated at 7. I wrote a letter asking her to marry me. And she wrote me back and said she couldn't because I lived in New Jersey and she lived in Los Angeles.

Most regretted fashion choice: For the Broadway Bares benefit I went onstage in a Speedo with a huge rubber ducky on it, and a shower cap and flip-flops. I was supposed to look like I was ready for the beach, but it looked completely wrong.

My vision of hell is: Being trapped in a room with the worst auditioners from American Idol all singing at the same time.

When I'm most stressed out, I _______: conduct group therapy with my puppets.

On my tombstone, it will read: 'He often took the road less traveled and it paid off. Sometimes.'

Most overrated virtue: Prudence. People use it as a way to judge others, and I think that's ridiculous.

Thing you most urgently need to tell your mother: My mom knows everything. I'm such a mama's boy. She knows it before I do.

When my parents come over, I hide: The huge sign over our toilet that says Gay Street.

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