Jonathan Del Arco, Jason Moore, Andy Mientus, Michael Arden
By Out.com Editors
Photography by M. Sharkey
For five seasons, Jonathan Del Arco played the coroner Dr. Morales on TNT’s The Closer, and he reprised the role this summer for the show’s spin-off, Major Crimes. The Uruguay-born actor’s activism includes being the West Coast fundraiser and spokesperson for GLSEN and serving as a celebrity surrogate for President Obama on the campaign trail.
Jason Moore’s past projects run the gamut from soapy (he’s directed episodes of Dawson’s Creek) to fantastical (he scored a Tony nom for directing Avenue Q). In 2012, the Arkansas native added the big screen to his résumé, helming this fall’s Pitch Perfect, a musical comedy about an all-girl a cappella group.
After appearing in productions of Rent and Spring Awakening, Andy Mientus’s star is officially on the rise. This year, the young Off-Broadway thesp snagged a role in the MCC Theater’s musical revival of Carrie. But expect to see a lot more of the actor in 2013, when he makes his TV debut as a series regular on season 2 of NBC’s Smash playing Kyle, a Brooklyn writer with hopes of making it big on the Great White Way.
Over the past decade, actor and singer Michael Arden has transitioned from Broadway (playing Tom Sawyer in a 2003 revival of Big River) to TV (Bones and Nurse Jackie) and film (the 2011 thriller Source Code). It was in 2012 though that Arden landed his debut role as a TV series regular, starring as Patrick, opposite Charlie Sheen, in the new FX comedy Anger Management.
Photographed at the Chamberlain Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif., on October 6, 2012