Here’s my favorite mashup that I’ve ever done. I did it during “One Moment, Please,” then brought it back for “Bitter and Be Gay.” My current show has a bunch of mashups. Come see them on October 9. 212-695-6909 for reservations…
The Opening of “BITTER-ER: Hobbits, Divas and Slaves.”
In 2005, I started working with Brian Nash on my shows. “BITTER-ER: Hobbits, Divas and Slaves” was my last show at the Duplex, and really established my cabaret style. I addressed issues of race, trying not to be too heavy-handed. And I got my Mom to join in….this is the opening sequence (with some pre-show)….
“Kindness Makes Me Cry”
This song was written by the woman who directed this show, and won a MAC Award as Best Song of the Year. I’m so grateful that Maria Gentile let me sing it!
New show in one week!
IN 2003, I premiered the first in what has become my “BITTER” series. In this clip. the amazing D. Jay Bradley (on piano and vocals) helps me sing about some of the most bitter characters we’ve ever encountered — The Disney Villains. Costumes by Jason Courson.
Before I was a professional entertainer, I was a Naval Officer. In “BITTER,” I talk about being gay in the Navy and then sing a medley of songs about the joys of being on the water….
Another clip from “One Moment, Please,” in which I pay tribute to some artists and a magical night that changed my life forever. I brought foolishness to a higher level with this medley. Minutes later, I debuted my Whitney Houston character, which brought my cabaret foolishness to a HO NUTHA LEVO.
The first performance of my new show “Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s Bitter Forty Years of Foolishness” is just THREE WEEKS AWAY, on September 25 at 7 pm. Hopefully you have made your reservation already, but if not, please do so by calling 212.695.6909.
To get you used to seeing me do cabaret on Tuesdays, I will start showing clips of my previous shows every Tuesday until the run is over. Today, I present the opening number of my second NYC cabaret show, “ONE MOMENT, PLEASE.” This show was about important moments in my life, and carried the tagline that runs at the beginning of the video. I’ll put up some more clips later!