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"A Very Serious Person" now on DVD!

Charles' first self-directed feature, A Very Serious Person, premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won an honorable mention. It has also been seen at San Francisco and Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals. At the 2006 Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Charles received the Artistic Achievement Award.

Written by Charles Busch and Carl Andress
starring Charles Busch
featuring Polly Bergen, Dana Ivey, Julie Halston, Carl Andress, and introducing PJ Verhoest

Press Release Synopsis:
Jan (Charles Busch), a traveling male nurse from Denmark, takes a new job with Mrs. A (Polly Bergen), a terminally ill Manhattan woman raising her parentless thirteen-year-old grandson, Gil (PJ Verhoest). Spending the summer by the shore with Mrs. A, Gil, and their housekeeper Betty (Dana Ivey), the emotionally reserved Jan finds himself oddly cast as a mentor to Gil in having to prepare the sensitive boy for life with his cousins in Florida after his grandmother’s death. A deep camaraderie grows between these two solitary people, and through the pair’s friendship with two local hairdressers, Lee and Glenda (Carl Andress and Julie Halston), Gil starts his journey to self-discovery. By the end of the summer, Gil has developed a new maturity and independence, while the enigmatic Jan has revealed his own vulnerability.

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Kathleen Turner talks about "The Third Story" and Charles Busch on The Today Show

"The Third Story" with Kathleen Turner at the Lucille Lortel Theater

Die, Mommie, Die! - Live! Off-Broadway, 2007

A Very Serious Person - Trailer

Die Mommie Die! trailer

Psycho Beach Party trailer

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife


Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts, and Michele Lee perform a scene from Charles' hilarious Broadway hit at the 2001 Tony Awards.


A Few Career Highlights

Portraits of the Artist as a Man