In response to many likes and comments on one of my promo photos from my 2003 show, “BITTER,” I wanted to post the part of the show the photo relates to. Plus, I love this story about Kameelah at Disney World. And after the Kameelah story, I sing “The Happiest Profession,” my parody of “The Oldest Profession” from Cy Coleman’s prostitute musical THE LIFE…
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.