Carol Channing, Stanley Donen and Sondra Locke were among those overlooked.
The Broadway icon died Tuesday at the age of 97.
From the "Dirty Daddy" of downtown New York's debaucherous underwear parties to the distinguished producer of such queer icons as Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, and John Waters.
I find it interesting that Charles never identified as a "drag queen" or that he felt he was doing "drag." Why was it important
To a theatrically leaning pre-teen, Reams's performance was a revelation, not because of his dancing abilities, which defied gravity, not because of his singing, his big Broadway belt bouncing off the last row of the Palace theater, but because he was playing an openly gay character on stage.
For many years I made my living working on television and Broadway and I loved playing the piano for Broadway legends who were recreating an original performance. I felt I was suddenly transported back to the Golden Age of Musicals, a period I missed, but imagined as intensely as any cast-album producer could have wished.
She was the first woman to include risqué material in her act. She wasn't "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas"... she was the first. She promoted and taught classes for young women who wanted to become Red Hot Mamas, too. Everything she did was original... she was one of the first jazz singers... certainly the first of the white jazz singers.
Whatever your plans are this Valentine's Day, I've got one piece of advice: spread the love. Because, call me corny, but I think love is worth celebrating.
This week I talked with Rick Murray, the president and general manager of the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown, Massachusetts, about the Crown's fabulous summer entertainment lineup and his spin on LGBT issues.
All kinds of cats pepper world literature, from the Cheshire cat that would tease Alice while perched on a tree branch to Dr. Seuss's famous Cat in a Hat. Although many people have a soft spot for Felix the Cat, one of my all-time favorites is Bill the Cat, from Bloom County.
Today, many singers who are a fraction of Barbara Cook's age wish they could sing with the wisdom, phrasing, and musical intuition of an artist whose voice has maintained its sweetness and purity for so many years
Richard received rave reviews for his show Richard Skipper as "Carol Channing" in Concert, his off-Broadway tribute to Carol Channing. I talked to Richard about everything Carol Channing and issues facing our LGBT community.
The truth is that proficient as she may be, Megan Hilty lacks the whatever-it-is -- the je ne sais quoi -- that Channing and Monroe had that made Lorelei such a forceful, such an unforgettable presence.
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On Woody Guthrie: "in a short life he saw so much, but he was really present and there with people. I think he's just really vital, not just in his vision, but as a spokesman for America."
Over the years, specialty acts have ranged from classically trained musical comedians like Victor Borge and Anna Russell to escape artists like Harry Houdini and Doug Henning.