Riedel, Musto & DiLella Name Scott Mason Dame Edna Understudy for ALL ABOUT ME
Distinguished judges included: Michael Riedel of the NYPost, NY1's Frank DiLella and The Village Voice's Michael Musto. There were also special appearances by guest judges Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna's manager Barry Humphries, who was on hand to provide feedback to the contestants on behalf of his client.The contestants were judged on their make-up, costume, accent and "Dame-like demeanor."Speaking as Dame Edna's long-lost sister, Mason won over the judges and the audience with his own sparkling rendition of Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats." Mason has proven to be devoted to the spirit of Dame Edna in the past. In 2008, he attended an impersonators' convention and was physically assaulted by a fellow (jealous) Dame Edna look-a-like. He has truly risked life, limb and lipstick to make sure the Dame always makes an entrance! His official website can be found at www.hirethedame.com Mason will receive a credit in the Playbill as the official honorary understudy for Dame Edna.
ALL ABOUT ME will play Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd St.), beginning previews Monday, February 22, 2010 and opening on Thursday, March 18, 2010.