Luke Macfarlane this year has scored the 29th position on AfterElton’s 2012 Top Hot 100 above many other contenders. Thanks to fans and readers and other affiliates in promoting Luke to this position. Although, it is not Top 10, like the previous 3 years, but it is still nice to be in the top 50.
Next year, we will have to try harder and vote often to get him back to Top 10.
“Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir” from City Theatre
“Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir” by Keith Bunin follows Sam Bendrix, a bartender/crooner who, for one night only, has been given the time onstage to perform a nightclub act all his own…for someone who may or may not show up.
The City Theatre manages to set up a convincing lounge atmosphere, complete with (fake) smoke clouding and swirling around the lights. There are two and four-seat tables set up on risers so parties can sit together comfortably, and guests are even encouraged to bring their drinks with them. After all, it is a nightclub. The lighting stays ambiant, and the music from the band is clear and engaging without being overpowering.
The show is…fine, in every good and bad sense of the word. Luke Macfarlane, of some television acclaim, plays Sam and uses the audience as any good nightclub comic, basically as a second character or straight-man for his one-liners. Macfarlane’s voice is like velvet, and he wears the character of Sam Bendrix like a dinner jacket – tailor-made. The musicians, while subtle, are great, really coming across not as actors (which they aren’t) but as musicians there to support their lead. All in all, the show has the appeal of a good, low-key date night or something to bring your visiting grandparents to for nostalgia’s sake.
City Theatre will be conducting an interview with Luke Macfarlane on his upcoming reprisal of Sam Bendrix in Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir. You can submit questions to Luke Macfarlane via this website they have posted up. The interview will be posted on City Theatre’s facebook page. If you haven’t “liked” them yet, please do so now to support this endeavor! :)
On September 27, Luke Macfarlane attended the opening gala event for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which featured Music Director, Gustavo Dudamel, and Creative Chair for Jazz, Herbie Hancock. The opening gala event was held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The evening – Rhapsody in Blue: Opening Night Concert and Gala – was taped by PBS for broadcast in the U.S. and Europe at a later date, and the audio was broadcast live on Classical KUSC, APM affiliated stations, ClassicalAPM.org and NPR.org.
“I really really enjoyed Herbie. I felt like he brought something incredibly different to Rhapsody and I don’t know if it’s going to be everybody’s cup of tea but for me it was really watchin a jazz musician play orchestral music. I leaned into him and that’s what he wanted us to do,” said Brothers & Sisters actor Luke Macfarlane.
Pics of Luke on the blue carpet below after the jump. They are MQ. Hoping to find HQs (or if anyone has access to the HQs, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 4th annual Top Hot 100 has arrived, and today, the final poll results for the AfterElton 2011 Top Hot 100 are posted and thanks to all the fans out there, who visit this site, and other fansites, as well as visit the Facebook fansite for Luke, Luke Macfarlane has placed #6 out of 100 beating out many contenders and tough (stiff) competition. In front of him are the following: Darren Criss (#1), Adam Lambert (#2), Chris Colfer (#3), Neil Patrick Harris (#4), and John Barrowman (#5).
Thank you for your votes and caring so much for Luke Macfarlane. I’m sure he’s getting teased by his theatre mates as the word is spreading about his “hotness” factor.
This year, placing 6th drops Luke Macfarlane down by two positions, compared to 4th place in 2010. In the previous years, Luke Macfarlane was ranked as follows:
2010 : #4 out of 100
2009 : #3 out of 100
2008 : #2 out of 100
This marks the 5th year of the Top Hot 100. AfterElton.Com brings again this year’s voting to gay and bi men around the world their picks for the hottest men. Ten (10) slots are available for names to be inputted as is in the past. The names will be counted and the most names submitted will get placed higher in the ranking.
Last year, Luke Macfarlane placed 4th place in 2010 (Luke Macfarlane placed 3rd place in 2009 and 2008) behind the likes of Neil Patrick Harris (#1), Scott Evans (#2), and John Barrowman (#3).
This year will be tough as the competition is more fiercer than ever. Popular contender, Chris Colfer has a chance to be in the top 5 and lower Luke’s ranking down. The same can go for Darren Criss, who has become this season’s major star from the Glee cast, and could place in the top 5. And for those who keep up with AfterElton.Com know that other celebrities and big name players will come into play to vie for the coveted top 10 spot.
It is our job as Luke Macfarlane fans to help Luke get to #1 quickly.
Voting starts on May 2nd (so it is going on now!!) and ends on May 13th at midnight EST/EDT (Eastern Standard/Daylight Time). So, you have 10 days to vote. Voting is amazingly opened to EVERYONE. Yup, this is the first year that AfterElton.Com has officially opened the poll to their female readership and to their straight friends and allies.
This year, AfterElton.Com also dropped their sub-categories (Men of Color, Men over 40, and Hottest Gay Men) as they weren’t getting many submissions for them.
But, anyway, why are you reading this? Get over to AfterElton.Com RIGHT NOW and VOTE!!!!!