Good Morning America: Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Tie The Knot Foundation

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Good Morning America: Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Modern Family

Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson talked with GMA about this week’s episode of the hit family comedy and the cast’s love for one another. “You can’t fake chemistry,” he said. That chemistry plays a role in the success of Modern Family and of his family within the show.

Good Morning America: Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Tie The Knot Foundation

Jesse Tyler Ferguson talked about Modern Family, Shakespeare in the Park, and his marriage equality foundation, Tie the Knot. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

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In this week’s episode, his character, Mitchell, shows his competitive side when his daughter, Lily, has a gymnastics competition. GMA showed a clip from the show of Mitchell rooting for his daughter’s competitors to fall off the balance beam and then shows him cheering when one girl does fall. Jesse said that he thinks when he becomes a father, he will be that kind of father. “I am already ashamed of that—pre-ashamed,” he said.

Good Morning America: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Does Shakespeare

This June, Jesse Tyler Ferguson will take to the stage in a production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, at Shakespeare in the Park. He said that this was a dream role of his and it will be a great production, directed by Dan Sullivan.

The tickets are free, but waiting in line for the tickets is the only option, so they are extremely hard to come by. Jesse said that he loves working on television in Modern Family, but there’s nothing like being on stage and having audience interaction. “Theater is an actor’s medium…. There are no editors, no directors,” he said. He enjoys being able to perform the whole play from the beginning to end, without having to stop-and-go as they do when filming television shows.

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Good Morning America: Tie The Knot Foundation Bow Ties

Jesse Tyler Ferguson was sporting a bow tie on GMA in support of his foundation, Tie The Knot. The foundation sells specially designed bow ties to raise money for marriage equality. Celebrities like George Takei of Star Trek fame have personally designed bow ties for sale on the Tie The Knot website in support of marriage equality. The summer line is available now.

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