After several workshop productions and an LA Premiere, Alec Mapa (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, The View, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Gossip Queens, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure) will present the official New York Premiere of Alec Mapa: BABY DADDY. It will be presented for a 2-week limited engagement opening tonight, July 19 at The Laurie Beechman Theater at West Bank Café.
In Alec Mapa: BABY DADDY "America's Gaysian Sweetheart" hilariously recounts his heart-stopping adventures on the road to fatherhood. Recently, Alec's life was turned upside down when he and his husband, producer Jamison Hebert (Bullied) adopted a five-year old boy. Can one man go from stand-up gigs, red carpets, gay cruises, and circuit parties to being a responsible, car pool driving P.T.A. member?
Alec Mapa’s television career has gone from desperate to ugly with recurring roles on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and “Ugly Betty”. On Wisteria Lane Alec is known as Gabriel Solis’ personal shopper “Vern”. On “Ugly Betty no gossip report would be complete without the latest from Alec as fashion reporter extraordinaire “Suzuki St. Pierre”.
Audiences first discovered Alec on Broadway in the Tony Award winning production of “M. Butterfly”. He guest starred on over 40 television series, including Alias, Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld and NYPD Blue. Alec played network television’s very first gay Asian series regular role on the short-lived CBS sitcom “Some Of My Best Friends”. He then starred in four seasons of the UPN sitcom “Half and Half”. Film audiences howled at Alec as “N’Cream” in the wildly popular drag queen musical “Connie and Carla”. Other films include “Playing By Heart", ”Marley and Me” and “You Don’t Mess with The Zohan”. Alec’s stand up comedy specials "Wisecrack" and "No Fats, Femmes, or Asians" continue to air on Logo and have gained him a huge cult following.
Alec has entertained live audiences with Rosie O’Donnell aboard her R Family Cruises and all over the world with Atlantis Cruises. Alec was awarded the prestigious Davidson Valentini GLAAD Award for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. A tireless fundraiser, Alec has toured the country on behalf of The Human Rights Campaign and The Matthew Shepard foundation earning him the unofficial title of “America’s Gaysian Sweetheart”. Follow Alec on Twitter @AlecMapa.
Alec Mapa: BABY DADDY runs tonight, July 19 - July 29, Thursday - Sunday at 7:30pm. The Laurie Beechman Theater is located inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2 & 3 trains at 42nd Street). Tickets are $22 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.