The star will return to the cabaret stage on New Year's Eve.
I learned from my radio show, "Sandyland," you have to come up with good titles and outdo yourself. Bernie is fading out
"I've been absorbing the postures, the vocal inflections, the images, and the way these actresses turn their head toward the light. I try to visit their thought processes, and analyze why they are making that acting choice-- not just imitating that choice."
WH: Congratulations on all the rave reviews, including the Critics' Pick from The New York Times. Did you envision Disaster
So many questions about gender identity found a place in 2014's headlines that, as the world put last year to rest and got on with the business of 2015, I couldn't help but think back to a particular week last fall.
One of today's great comediennes is in fact a man. In the tradition of other celebrated gender benders, like Divine, Dame Edna and RuPaul, the man who transforms nightly into Varla Jean Merman has spent the better part of 20 years elevating "drag" to a peerless variety of this art form.