Actor Jonny Bailey calls out LGBT education debates


The actor spoke out during the Olivier Awards, where he was honored as the best supporting actor for the role of a gay man in the West End revival of Company, in which the gender of the main character was changed to make the show LGBT-inclusive. “Thank you so much. To Chris Harper, our producer… he quietly and passionately campaigned for Amy to become Jamie. Thank to [the creator of the original production of 1970] Stephen Sondheim for saying yes.” He noted that as people still question whether to talk about LGBT at school or not, they bring this issue to people from the theater stage and people accept it so warmly that the show even accepts the prestigious awards! “LGBT+ people really aren’t that different. We’re just as anxious, and just as flawed and desperate to fall in love as anyone else,” he concluded. Company was not the only LGBT+ winner on the night, with The Inheritance picking up four awards.


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