Continuing Broadway Week on LIVE With Kelly & Ryan, the musical Be More Chill hit the stage May 15. Drama Desk nominee George Salazar sang what has become the show’s anthem, “Michael In The Bathroom.” Check out the video below.
After his performance, he spoke with co-hosts Kelly Ripa an Ryan Seacrest to explain the unconventional journey of the musical from Two River Theater in New Jersey to Broadway. “We ran for four weeks and then silence. And then we did a cast album. Silence. And then the internet found this album on YouTube and Spotify and Tumblr and shared it with each other,” he explained, “and we watched all of our social media numbers skyrocket and at this point the cast album has been streamed 300 million times.”