Jerry Mitchell. 99% of the Tweets, though, had little to do with Mr. Mitchell. Instead, everyone wanted to know who the cute man-child was on his arm! He's a cutie, to be sure. His name is Ricky A. Schroeder (when you Google him, and you know you will, watch your spelling or you get a child star from the 80's show Silver Spoons).
Aside from his impeccable taste in Tony dates (and good for you, too, Jerry!) Ricky is certainly someone whose star is on the rise. When was the last time people discussed a Tony nominee's date more than the Tony nominee? He just finished co-starring in off-Broadway's Naked Boys Singing. And now he is also on a movie set. Theatre fans, rejoice! He's a dancer backing up one Anna Kendrick in the much-anticipated and much-buzzed about The Last 5 Years!
Ricky A. Schroeder is definitely a Face of the Future. If he's lucky and smart, he could have a long, successful future at that.
Ricky and Jerry
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