Experience the giddy enchantment of Charles Busch’s world in this intimate evening of song and stories. A two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and recipient of a Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement Award, the actor, playwright (Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife), novelist, screenwriter, director, and drag legend has happily added “vaudevillian” to the list over the past years.
This brand new show created for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, titled “The Lady at the Mic,” has Busch, along with his invaluable longtime musical director Tom Judson, paying tribute through song and personal reminiscence to five extraordinary and much missed women: Elaine Stritch, Polly Bergen, Mary Cleere Haran, Julie Wilson, and Joan Rivers. This show is the perfect next chapter in a career that has made Busch one of the most sought after cabaret acts in the city, producing evenings filled with “pleasures to be savored” (New York Times).
Running time (approximate):
1 hour and 20 minutes with no intermission