The Scottish actor brought the Sex and the City starlet on stage at the beginning of the musical performance, “Alan and Friends,” to explain Fight Back NY, and the meaning behind the money.
“We really haven't tried this particular approach, which is like the sniper approach. There are a bunch of senators who feel that we are not entitled to the same rights that every body else has...they really shouldn't be sitting in the senate and we're gonna go after them” Nixon said, dressed casually and sporting a blonde bob. “We didn't just get mad this time, we got even.”
At the cozy East Village bar and theater, a full house dined, applauded, and laughed as Cumming made jokes between musical vignettes for an audience with a strong LGBT presence. Tickets went for $50 a pop.
The Tony-award winning actor and “Good Wife” star had just flown in from Dallas that afternoon from an AIDS and arts benefit and joked about performing for what he feared was not “his kind of audience.”
“I was remembering all the funny things yesterday, because we did this last year and this man afterward came up to me after the set and said 'You know what happened here?'” Cumming said, shifting from his Scottish accent to a southern drawl. “He was like a billionaire with a hat... he went, 'Alan did Dallas, that's what happened here.' I said, 'Sir, do you know you're referencing a porn film?'”
Dan Choi, a lieutenant featured on "The Rachel Maddow Show" after he was discharged from the army because he was openly gay, also made a cameo on stage and said he wants to hold President Obama's “ass accountable” for repealing a judge's decision to kick out the military's “Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy.”
“Alan is such a hero to me. I was like, what am I doing up here with somebody who's been such a voice for so long, and I've only been at this for a year and a half,” Choi said. “It's humbling, to just be a part of it.”
Shapely waitress Briget Everett shook things up when she stripped down to her knickers and sang Miley Cyrus' “The Climb,” because “if Miley Cyrus can be the voice of this generation, we can be, too.”
Nixon and her crew looked like they were having a grand old time. While Everett bellowed the chorusas she danced on the ledge above the actress' table, Nixon stood up and, while laughing, danced along.