Every month, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer fills out editor Matthew Wexler’s nosey little questionnaire and offers a glimpse of what he looks like from a bit closer than the mezzanine.

We couldn’t ask for a better holiday gift than Tyler Hanes, who will be dancing as a member of The American Dance Machine for the 21st Century at the Joyce Theater from December 21 – January 3.

Ann Reinking: The living legend who changed my life forever and taught me what it really means to be an artist.

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Susan Stroman: A true visionary who made me discover the art of storytelling through dance. There’s nothing more thrilling to me than the calm before the storm.

I love the process of getting into character, hearing the audience in front of the curtain and feeling the excitement that lives in my body before setting foot onstage.

, but according to gossip columnist Perez Hilton, actor Van Hansis isn’t just playing gay on TV.

Though gay publications have been covering Hansis’ groundbreaking work on the daytime drama for months, his sexuality has never been a topic of discussion.

Now, Hilton has linked the 26-year-old actor to Broadway performer Tyler Hanes, posting photos of the look-alike actors and saying he has on good authority the two are dating. There has been next to no speculation on Hansis’ sexuality in the media.

A huge supporter of the GLAAD Media Awards and media efforts to shine a light on the storyline, Hansis scored an Emmy nod for Outstanding Achievement by a Younger Actor in a Daytime Drama just last week.His storyline with co-star Jake Silberman has scored widespread attention as fans asked parent company Procter & Gamble Productions to move forward with the couple’s romance and allow them to kiss on screen.Amid protests from the religious Right, the couple enjoyed their third on screen lip lock just last week.As video of the kiss spread over the Web, religious organisations urged a boycott of CBS.The Broadway trend of creating a role on stage, re-creating it on film, and then re-recreating it on stage again has recently proven very successful for Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp in Rent, as well as Chazz Palminteri in the soon-to-open A Bronx Tale.And now the notion has found its way off-Broadway too, as Charles Busch officially re-inhabited his stage-to-screen-to-stage role of the murderous middle-aged matriarch Angela Arden in the New York premiere of his 2003 Sundance Film Festival award winner Die Mommie Die!