Faith Hope Consolo makes off-Broadway debut

The Douglas Elliman broker set to star in “My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis”

Apr.April 01, 2016 01:00 PM
Faith Hope Consolo

Faith Hope Consolo

Faith Hope Consolo, the outspoken retail maven, has always been viewed as a bit of a drama queen.

Now, the 66-year-old Douglas Elliman broker, who’s represented the likes of Cartier and Fendi, is taking her personal brand of theatrics to a real stage. She will appear for one night only as “Luscious Lucille” in the off-Broadway show “My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis” on April 28.

“This is no walk-on part,” Consolo told The Real Deal. “It’s a lead. I’ve already won the real estate awards. Now, I could be walking off with a Tony.”

The play is the third in the “Big Gay Italian” trilogy, which documents the life of a young gay Italian-American man trying to make it in the world. Consolo plays the inventor of a fitness plan called “Lucious Living” who goes head to head with Anthony Pinnunziato (played by Anthony Wilkinson), the owner of a weight-loss company called “Body Body.” The outrageous comedy is set in Atlantic City.

The part requires Consolo to sing and dance — and perform with a hula hoop. The costume? A bright pink leotard.

“I’m sure people will like that,” Consolo quipped.

But she said she hasn’t been stressing out about rehearsing or learning lines. She is confident she will get up to speed at the last minute. Although she doesn’t have any professional acting training, she took dance lessons as a child and was always dramatically inclined. “I always wanted to be an actress,” she said. “If I wasn’t in real estate, I would be starring in a soap opera.”

Consolo hinted that this might not be her last acting gig. She said she recently did some filming for Bravo, the same network that airs shows such as “Million Dollar Listing New York.” But she declined to comment further.

“My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis” is running at the Theater Center at 1627 Broadway.


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