America's Gaysian Sweetheart and star of Ugly Betty & Desperate Housewives returns to NYC with solo comedy.
Saturday, October 11 at Baruch Performing Arts Center

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"Smart, hilarious and funny." -- Ellen DeGeneres

" A born performer whose talents --- an effulgent charm, a sharp way with a well-shaped anecdote and acting ability of real depth and variety --- are spectacularly well suited to the demanding requirements of this theatrical form " --  Charles Isherwood, Variety

Alec Mapa, America's Gaysian Sweetheart, returns to New York with a revival of I REMEMBER MAPA on Saturday, October 11, at 8:00 pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues). Tickets are $25, with a $50 VIP option available. Tickets are available at, on the phone at 212-352-3101, or at the Baruch Performing Arts Center box office.

Winner of the L.A. Weekly Award for Best Solo Performance, I REMEMBER MAPA recounts Alec Mapa's experiences in film, television and performing in the original Broadway cast of "M. Butterfly." It is the comic journey of a gay Filipino American actor struggling for work, love and acceptance that examines the role of Asian American actors in American culture. The piece also touches on his humorous and moving recollections of his mother.

Alec Mapa’s television career has gone from desperate to ugly with recurring roles on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and “Ugly Betty”. On Wisteria Lane Alec is known as Gabriel Solis’ personal shopper “Vern”. On “Ugly Betty no gossip report would be complete without the latest from Alec as fashion reporter extraordinaire “Suzuki St. Pierre”.

Audiences first discovered Alec on Broadway in the Tony Award winning production of “M. Butterfly”. He guest starred on over 40 television series, including Alias, Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld and NYPD Blue. Alec played network television’s very first gay Asian series regular role on the short-lived CBS sitcom “Some Of My Best Friends”. He then starred in four seasons of the UPN sitcom “Half and Half”. Film audiences howled at Alec as “N’Cream” in the wildly popular drag queen musical “Connie and Carla”. Other films include “Playing By Heart", ”Marley and Me” and “You Don’t Mess with The Zohan”. Alec’s stand up comedy specials "Wisecrack" and "No Fats, Femmes, or Asians" continue to air on Logo and have gained him a huge cult following.

Alec has entertained live audiences with Rosie O’Donnell aboard her R Family Cruises and all over the world with Atlantis Cruises. Alec was awarded the prestigious Davidson Valentini GLAAD Award for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. A tireless fundraiser, Alec has toured the country on behalf of The Human Rights Campaign and The Matthew Shepard foundation earning him the unofficial title of “America’s Gaysian Sweetheart”. Follow Alec on Twitter @AlecMapa.

October is LGBT month at Baruch College. Also taking place this month at Baruch Performing Arts Center are Karen Finley: Written in Sand, The Kinsey Sicks, An Evening with Judy Gold, a screening of the documentary Saving Amy with a talkback from the director, and more.

Baruch Performing Arts Center is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month. It is a unit of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, part of the CUNY system.