but he's not the jgroff

The most shocking thing I learned from the 2017 Tony Awards...

Apparently younger Broadway fans do not know the legend of Gavin Creel????

Gavin Creel, whose voice is literally butter, who can make you cry with one well placed riff during Corner of the Sky, who basically invented being gay on Broadway?????

The only person to ever end up dating a fan he met at the stage door (like half a decade later but still).

The OG politically active Broadway Boy. 

The man who dated JGroff before he was even out of the closet.

He closed down Hair and chartered a bus and took everyone to the Equality March! He was a singer songwriter before Matt Doyle even got his first Broadway credit. 

Gavin Creel is the reason any of us are even here. HE is EVERYTHING. 

i lie on my deathbed. i have lived a long, fulfilling life. my friends and family surround me. one of them asks if i have any regrets.

i whisper, my strength fading: “okieriete onaodowan didn’t get a nomination for playing hercules mulligan and james madison in hamilton and that is FUCKED UP y’all, i mean i love jgroff but he has like nine minutes of stage time??? wth????”

anonymous asked:

(Eyerolling anon again) I don't think Zach's relationship status affects the degree to which he and Chris are shipped. As someone else said, it was widely known that Zach was w/JGroff back when he came out and even some other guys. There *was* a squad of Zach groupie conspiracy theorists who said he wasn't gay but we knew. I would say actually, his insistence on the glass closet was part of why some Pinto shippers stopped. There were always some of us who liked Chris more, or liked Zach more.

That makes sense, about people stopping the shipping because of the glass closet. I can see how it would be ethically dicey to write m/m stories about someone who clearly doesn’t want to be out, even of those stories are assumed to be fictional. 

Another reason why I think they might be shipped less now is the whole tumblr purity culture thing. RPF is generally looked down on by a lot of people, and I think it scares people away nowadays, because they’re afraid they’ll get hate for it. Generally it seems people leave Pinto shippers alone as long as we stay in our corner, but even the possibility of receiving hate might be enough to drive some people away.

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JGROFF reenacts the time he forgot the words to left behind
I can’t stop laughing
i love him