Frankie Grande Does Pride and Announces New Podcast, “Does This Murder Make Me Look Gay?”

The iridescently dazzling singer, actor, dancer, Broadway producer, television personality, advocate, and so much more, Frankie Grande will be flaming his way to New York City Pride in a cloud of liquid mathematics and perfumed smoke. He will also be featured in an all-star podcast, along with Cheyenne Jackson, called “Does This Murder Make Me Look Gay?” 

Frankie is known to the wider world for his YouTube presence, as host of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob BingePants podcast, his starring role of Franz in Broadway’s Rock of Ages, his debut in Mamma Mia!, and his role in Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger as the first live action queer character on the network, and as a high-lighted finalist on the CBS reality series Big Brother. Most recently, he has returned to the lights of Broadway in Titanique the Musical and now sits on the Board of Directors of the GLAAD Awards. Frankie is also celebrated for his philanthropic work after co-founding “Broadway in South Africa”, teaching disadvantaged youths the performance arts.

As a longtime friend of this exquisite flamboyant, I’ve seen him touch the lives of so many with his kindness and heartwarming personal caring towards others. We spoke about his upcoming adventures, including Pride, the new podcast and also brand new music set to launch some time next year. 

I’m going to be working with GLAAD. I want to work on amplifying GLAAD’s message for this month, which is a great way for LGBTQ members to be handed the microphone and say what we have to say. Which is fabulous. I am starting at L.A. Pride this weekend. Then I will be down for New York City Pride. I’ll be there riding a float. There are a lot of exciting things coming up for me for Pride. I like to keep preaching the message of inclusion and representation and how important it is, especially in media. To the whole world. I just think it’s going to be the best way for us to educate the world. Hopefully we’ll get some people to show up and support LGBTQ+ rights at the voting booths in November.

There are so many issues that people are talking about for this election. It’s just like, guys, let’s not forget we lost abortion this year and we can lose gay marriage. We have to fight for the things that we have already achieved. The Supreme Court could turn it all over if we get any more conservatives on there.

I believe I am on the iHeartRadio float. Because my podcast is on iHeartRadio. I’m excited about it.

I have a podcast coming out.

I believe we premiere on the 18th, which is just around the corner. It’s called “Does This Murder Make Me Look Gay?” It is a fantastic title. I’m with the most all-star cast that I’ve ever been in anything with in my life. It has me, Cheyenne Jackson, Sean Patrick Doyle, Kate McKinnon, Lea Salonga, Lea DeLaria Nathan Lee Graham, Robin de Jesus. All of these incredibly talented Broadway artists. This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever been in. It’s written by Ted Malawer, who co-wrote Red, White & Royal Blue, which was such a fabulous movie. This podcast is just laugh out loud. It’s basically the game Clue. We are all locked in a house and there is a murder and one of us did it and we have to figure out who. My character is Kelly Raymour & Flanigan, who is very Southern and very flatulent, and it’s very funny. I can tell you I have been in the studio. I am working with a producer on some new music, which I am very very excited about. That will be coming out sometime not

in the near future because we’re still working on it. I should have a new album to put out soon and when I say soon, I mean next year. I am still excited about it. It’s been such a long time and I’ve not really been serious about music, but I think with the sobriety I realize I have a point of view and something to say. I just never really knew how to say it. I’m working with a producer that is new and up and coming. We just really locked into a groove. I am writing the music, so I’m very excited.

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Eileen Shapiro

Best selling author of "The Star Trek Medical Reference Manual", and feature celebrity correspondent for Get Out Magazine, Louder Than War, and Huffington Post contributor, I've interviewed artists from Adam Ant, Cyndi Lauper, and Annie Lennox to Jennifer Hudson, Rick Springfield, LeAnn Rimes, and thousands in between. My interviews challenge the threat of imagination....

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