By John Moore
In 2008, Adrian Ulm made national news when it was learned that the 14-year-old middle-schooler from Centennial, Colo., was being beaten up for, among other reasons, taking part in theater. He endured taunts including “Nazi,” “Jew” and “gay” for two years until an inevitable confrontation left him with a broken collarbone and facial bruises.
When actor Christopher Sieber heard about Adrian, the “Spamalot” actor invited the boy and his father to New York, where the Broadway community treated them to a weekend of shows, backstage visits, friendship and support.
Read the whole Denver Post story here: Actors support bullied boy
While Ulm, now 18, has returned to his native Germany, Sieber is in Denver performing in the national touring production of “La Cage Aux Folles” with George Hamilton.
In the video above, Sieber talks about why it was important for him to reach out to Adrian.
More video: “Three Minutes with George Hamilton.”
“La Cage Aux Folles” plays through Sept. 16 at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. For tickets, call 303-893-4100 or go to the Denver Center’s web site.