Listen: The Tallest Man I Ever Loved | With Andrew Rannells
"Andrew rannells has been nominated for two Tony Awards he starts. There's Elijah on. HBO's girls and you can see him now in black Monday on showtime but in the early two thousands before any of that happened. He was just like a lot of twentysomethings trying to make his career happen and dreaming about his perfect boyfriend. Here's Andrew Reading his own essay. The tallest man I ever loved my therapist believed that if you wanted to manifest something in your life you needed to focus your energy on that thing I decided sighted to apply this to my search for love so I made a list. Only a twenty two year old could make I wanted on at the man of my dreams to be one taller than me. I'm six foot two so it's a big ask to dark-haired three fit kind and funny but not too funny because that was my job for social but not to to social. I didn't want to compete for attention five creative later that day. I was on my way to the LAUNDROMAT. When I saw Todd Hod we had acted together a Westchester Broadway dinner theatre production of grease. He was Danny Zuko. I was Dooney. He looked even more pitiful than I remembered except for being twelve years older and straight he was exactly what I wanted. He was even two inches taller than I was and I just moved into the building next door. He said I tried not to swallow my tongue. Todd said he'd heard about my father dying and felt terrible about not not calling. I knew he had gotten a divorce yet. I hadn't called either in trying to comfort him about not comforting me. I actually said Oh. It's okay about my own dead father. I was really nailing this interaction you. WanNa have dinner and catch up. He said yes. I practically floated to the LAUNDROMAT. I knew this wasn't a date but I was still excited. and ordered euros was and beer. I drink beer beer seemed appropriate for my non date with this straight guy we talked about my father's funeral and I really opened end up to him. Maybe because it wasn't a date. It's been a crazy couple a months. He said after my divorce I really had to think about what had gone on wrong with. My marriage is zoned out for most of Todd's speech because I was watching his lips move and his PECs jump but I became laser focused when he said I realized I'm gay so I wanted"