By Leah Greenblatt
May 04, 2010 at 07:50 PM EDT

Image 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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