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When CNN.com reported, "Doogie Howser Comes Out--with Pride," I was shocked. Not that Neil Patrick Harris was gay because I thought everyone already knew that, I was shocked at how cute his boyfriend David Burtka is.
According to his bio, David grew up in Canton, Michigan, and graduated from Plymouth Salem High School in 1994. He trained in acting at Interlochen Center for the Arts, and obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Michigan.
His Broadway debut was as Tulsa, a small part but a great song and dance number, in the 2003 production of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters. After a run as Billy in Edward Albee's The Goat, he was chosen to create the role of The Boy in Albee's The Play About the Baby, for which he won the 2001 Clarence Derwent Award for most promising male performer.
In 2004, Burtka originated the role of Matt in the musical The Opposite of Sex, and reprised the role in the work's east coast premiere in the summer of 2006.
Burtka made his television debut in 2002 with a guest role on The West Wing; this was followed by guest appearances on Crossing Jordan and How I Met Your Mother.