If you’re looking to catch Hollywood hottie Matt Bomer on the Great White Way, don’t expect him to be lingering around Cabaret’s Kit Kat Klub or going shirtless in Rocky (damn). The star of HBO’s upcoming Ryan Murphy-helmed The Normal Heart film revealed to Out Magazine that a play—not a musical—might be next in store for him.
“I appreciate that medium profoundly and I have the utmost respect for it,” Bomer said of musical theater, “but it’s not very shiny to me. I’d much rather do Rocket to the Moon, by Odets, or Orpheus Descending, by Williams.” In the interview, the actor also opened up playing the HIV+ Felix Turner in Larry Kramer’s story, as well as his own coming out to his parents and to the media.
In addition to The Normal Heart, which will air on HBO on May 25, Bomer has starred on screen in the USA series White Collar and Magic Mike, and has also appeared on two other Murphy projects: Glee and The New Normal. Bomer took part in the starry one-night-only reading of Dustin Lance Black's Prop 8-themed play, 8.