In 2019, it was announced on the Green Room 42 website that Garrett Clayton would play nightclub in a solo show in January 2020. For unknown reasons, Clayton’s club dates were canceled; weeks later, the pandemic-caused lockdown took effect, and all of Clayton’s creative business went into his social media.
The star of Disney Teen Beach movies, indie feature Kong Cobra, television’s popular series The fetuses, and Hairspray Live! had built a career on Los Angeles stages between film and TV concerts and built a following on all social media platforms. With 1.5 million Instagram followers, 3.7 million Tik Tok followers and 4.54,000 subscribers on YouTube, the uber-creative artist used his craft to bring joy and worldwide connection to fans of his song, dance, makeup art and his commitment to living out high. In January 2019, Clayton used his social media platforms to announce his engagement to longtime beau (ten years!) Blake Knight so all his (and their) fans could follow the planning and execution of their wedding on September 4 this year, a wedding officiated by Alicia Silverstone and covered in detail by PEOPLE magazine (HERE).
This avid admirer of Clayton’s acting, this writer was later drawn in by filmed samples of his singing and dancing and (after being introduced to his social media) his makeup skills as well as the example of his very public authenticity. So I turned down tickets to SIX’s opening night performance to attend and photograph this recent performance in New York City, a choice I would make again. After returning from SWINGIN ‘WITH THE MOUSE: VILLAINS! with hundreds of photos of Garrett, I feel it’s only fair to share them with other fans and Broadway World Cabaret readers who were disappointed when his 2020 solo show was canceled.
One hopes Mr. Clayton will revive and reorganize the show sooner rather than later.
Find great shows to watch on The Green Room 42 HERE.
THIS is the YouTube channel for A HOMORY IN LIFE WITH GARRET AND BLAKE.
Find Garrett Clayton on Instagram HERE, on Tik Tok HERE, on Facebook HERE, on Twitter HERE.
Photos by Stephen Mosher