Sometimes pictures pop of me on the subway, reading sides for my auditions, and that makes you feel violated, but generally they’re lovely supportive people who come to see my shows and those of people I’ve worked with.
I don’t get recognized often anymore, but that depends on where I am.
“It’s about Heather Jones, who has been dropped from her label, is divorced and a single mom with two kids, and makes the decision to change her act.
’ So excited to be doing it with a great cast and the rehearsals are so mellow and fun.” Originally from New Hampshire and Georgia, Harrison started acting in community theater when he was six, was schooled in Ohio and, after a toe-dabble in Los Angeles, is now a firmly based New Yorker.
“Queer as Folk” happened shortly after he moved here at 22: “I was freelancing with an agent and was doing a showcase when I auditioned for it on tape, as most of it was being cast in LA.
We were gonna put this in your face because there hadn’t been enough out there, so I felt like socially and politically it was important.
Five years down the line, though, you’re like, ‘Are you fucking serious? ’ I was happy to do it, but I will never do a show with that kind of sexual content again, done with that.” Harrison has a partner but wasn’t into talking about him “because I talked about my relationships in the past and got attacked.
Once those five years were up, I had to start from scratch here, which definitely makes me feel like I’ve earned where I’ve gotten to.