While his Queer as Folk love interest Gale Harold has established a successful career on television in recent years, Randy Harrison has quietly been carving out a career on the stage.
But it’s a career so low profile that when being interviewed for Out.com about his role in SILENCE! The Musical, Harrison was asked if he was making his Off-Broadway debut.
‘No,’ the actor replied. ‘I’ve done A Letter from Ethel Kennedy (MCC), Edward the Second (Red Bull), An Oak Tree (Barrow Street), Antony and Cleopatra (TFANA) and The Singing Forest (Public Theatre). So this would be my sixth Off-Broadway show.’
SILENCE! is a bizarre parody of the film The Silence of the Lambs that had been playing Off-Off-Broadway and recently transferred to the Elektra Theatre located in Times Square.
Harrison joined the production last month following a major reunion event in Germany with the cast of Queer of Folk (all except for Harold).
Now 34, it’s been seven years since Harrison last played gay teen Justin Taylor on the US version of the series which ran on Showtime from 2000 to 2005.
‘I do get spotted as that guy from Queer as Folk, but not too much,’ Harrison tells Out. ‘It’s usually a pretty touching experience, because now that people who were in their early teens when the show aired are grown up, I get some beautiful stories about how much the show affected them.’