July 3rd 2006 
begins performances as Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q
July 15th 2006
performs at the opening ceremonies for the Gay Games at Soldier Field in Chicago

July 31st 2006
Avenue Q celebrates 3 years on Broadway
August 12th 2006
HowieMichaelSmith.com reaches 10,000 hits!!
September 10th 2006
Avenue Q performs "It Sucks to Be Me" at Broadway on Broadway in Times Square
September 15th 2006
Howie featured on ABC's 20/20 in a number from Avenue Q
November 2006
Howie shoots a pilot for the Travel Channel called 'Puppet Planet' set to air on December 10th
The Travel Channel has quietly premiered one of the year's most original series - 'Puppet Planet' - a bizarre mix of 'Borat' and 'The Muppet Show', featuring three people-like-puppets that tour around the holiday - and not so holiday - hotspots of Manhattan in search the spirit of Christmas. Along the way, they encounter a crazed Jedi at FAO Schwarz , swing from the trapeze in The Big Apple Circus, get crunked at Connolly's Pub, and even get to meet the original Batman and current mayor of Quahog, Adam West. The show, which features the puppeteering talents of Broadway heartthrob Howie Michael Smith of Avenue Q, will re-air on December 18 at 8pm and 11pm.  With all the crap currently clogging the airwaves (yes - Janice Dickinson - this is aimed at you and your whore-endous Christmas special), let's hope the folks at The Travel Channel will green light more shows.   - Brady Jargon

from glitteratigossip.com
Howie and his character 'Darrin' from 'Puppet Planet'
               photo by Stephen Sagmiller