We never really graduate from high school. The crushes, the break-ups, the frenemies, the starring roles, and the chorus parts…they all make us who we are today. On Back to School, Broadway mainstay and longtime talk show host Seth Rudetsky interviews celebrities about their high school experiences—and how those experiences continue to shape them.
Growing up, comedian Judy Gold was teased relentlessly for being tall. She finally found her place—and sense of humor—among the band kids. Plus, she had a secret girlfriend long before she ever came out.
Marilu Henner has no problem remembering high school. She has highly superior autobiographical memory, which means that she remembers virtually every day of her life in vivid detail. On this week's episode, she talks about growing up in a house that was also a dance studio and performing in the original company of "Greece."
On this episode, Mario Cantone (AKA Anthony from "Sex and the City") talks about the teacher who made him feel comfortable coming out in the '70s and his mother's many insurance scams.
Colleen Ballinger, AKA Miranda Sings, was raised super-Christian. She was homeschooled through the eighth grade and had, in her words, "hair down to her butt." Then, she went to a public high school. Hear all about her rude awakening on this week's episode.
"Desperate Housewives" actress Dana Delany went to four different high schools in four years. On this episode, she opens up about boarding school, heartbreak, and why she always celebrates the anniversary of the day she lost her virginity.
Bowen Yang is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. But in high school, he was fighting for stage time against a drama teacher who was determined to keep him in the ensemble. Plus, he describes the fateful AOL chat window that outed him to his parents. Catch Bowen on SNL or check out his podcast, Las Culturistas.