'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson covers Lady Gaga's 'Alejandro': Watch the magic unfold

Jesse-Tyler-Ferguson-gagaImage Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABC; Max AbadianOn ABC’s Modern Family, you know him as bearded, persnickety Mitchell, the put-upon gay lawyer and (ahem) straight man to loopy life partner Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), manic sister Claire (Julie Bowen) and burly patriarch Jay (Ed O’Neill).

At a long-running covers night at New York’s Joe’s Pub this week, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson applied his thespianic powers to a higher cause: covering Lady Gaga’s Latin-hombre love tango, “Alejandro.”

Watch Ferguson’s muy dramático interpretation, with a piano assist from drag-cabaret duo Kiki & Herb‘s Kenny Mellman, below:

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Comments (21 total) Add your comment
  • Jay Pritchett

    OF course.

    • Terri

      I just hate this Modern Family couple. Same ole same ole stereotypically flaming queens that act all flustered if they so much as lose their carkeys…

      • Lance

        I couldn’t agree more

  • michelle


  • Flyer

    Whoa! I had no idea Jesse Tyler Ferguson had such a great voice!

    • kaedejun

      he’s been on broadway in the musical “25th annual putnam county spelling bee”

    • Randi

      He was in the original cast of the “Spelling Bee” musical on Broadway!

  • Amb

    I was grinning ridiculously while watching that in my office.

    “…Tim.” Fabulous!

  • Fizbo

    Really, Mitchell? Really?

  • Simon Cowell

    I thought it was utterly indulgent nonsense. It was like over-the-top karaoke, and I hated the arrangement. Now go away, so I can run off for my 52nd smoke break of the day.

  • Alex

    I love Modern Family, and I love ALEJANDRO, so perfect combo!

  • BJohnson

    Love it. I remember watching the other comedy show that was quickly pulled..he was on with the class reunion friends type show and he was the guy trying to kill himself. Was his name Ritchie?? Uggh forgot the show.

    • zoe

      The Class! I love that show!

    • Kevin

      He was easily the best part of that show.

  • Angie

    Nice to hear him singing again…he was a standout in “the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”.

  • p.j.

    This actor is one of the funniest guys on TV now. I started watching “Modern Family” just for him. Would love to see him on stage sometime.

  • ashley

    it was very zach galfinakas to me.

  • brody


  • Jon

    I really loved Modern Family. I thought it was a fun, witty show that was different then a lot of crap that was on TV at the time. But now I’m starting to dislike it, simply because of Mitchel and Cam. I LOVE them as a couple, but I don’t like how the show refuses to let them show ANY sort of intimacy or even so much as a peck on the cheek with each other. Every other character has had a “love” scene of sorts, but they aren’t allowed anything. Not only that, but they seem to be putting more and more gay jokes to try and make the right wing audience members laugh and forget they’re watching a homosexual couple, because it’s ok to watch as long as you’re making fun of them. I don’t know. Anyone else agree?

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