RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Star Alexis Michelle to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomes back Alexis Michelle, one of the last queens standing on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9, in her new one woman show ALEXIS, I AM!
"Breathe in... I. Breathe out... Am." This simple meditation has seen Alexis Michelle through the most exciting and challenging year of her career. From the exhilaration of being thrust into the reality tv spotlight to the struggles of the social media age, Alexis has lived it all and is stronger for it. Through a repertoire of songs made famous by divas like Liza, Madonna, Dolly, and Gaga and some of her own signature tunes, "Thank You for Being a Friend" and "Ladies Who Lunch," Alexis shares the experiences that have challenged her and have made her brave enough to say "ALEXIS, I AM!"
Alexis, I Am! features music direction by Brandon James Gwinn. The evening is produced and directed by James Will McBride.
Alexis Michelle in "ALEXIS, I AM!" plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) January 24, February 21, March 21, April 18 at 9:30 PM. There is a $30-$40 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Alexis Michelle is a native New Yorker who has yet to do jury duty. NYC's premiere theatrical queen; Alexis was one of the last queens left standing on Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race on MTV. On the show, Alexis received praise for her spot on impression of Liza Minelli in Snatch Game and acclaim for her portrayal of Kris Jenner in Kardashian the Musical. Since RPDR, Alexis has toured the country and played venues around the world. Alexis got her training in the University of Michigan's musical theatre program. In the spring of 2017, Alexis premiered her debut cabaret act It Takes a Woman at Feinstein's/54 Below. When she's not on stage performing her weekly shows at clubs and bars across the city you'll probably find her in the garment district buying fabric and wholesale jewelry.
Brandon James Gwinn is the composer and co-lyricist of Cotton Candy & Cocaine, Queer. People. Time., and Underwear A Space Musical which premiered in the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival and was an invited production at the 2012 American College Theatre Festival. His music and lyrics for Matchmaker Matchmaker I'(M) Willing to Settle premiered at The American Repertory Theatre in Boston and the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Brandon is also the composer and co-lyricist of the New York Theatre Barn Commission Small Town Story which received the National Alliance of Musical Theatre Writer's Residency Grant, was a finalist for the Richard Rodgers award, was featured in the Village Theatre New Musicals Festival in Seattle, and was subsequently produced in workshop at the University of Hartford. A critically lauded singer-songwriter and music director, he has arranged and played shows in Beijing, LA, San Francisco, Miami, and in New York at Feinstein's, Birdland, Joe's Pub, 54 Below and on Fire Island. He has been an artist in residence at Ars Nova and is a 2015-2016 Dramatists Guild Fellow. MFA from NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
James Will McBride has conceived and produced concerts and cabaret at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City as well as venues in Houston, New Orleans, DC and Hartford. His theatrical directing credits include Tauris, War Prayer, The Little Ghost, and The Retreating World. He served as resident assistant director at Hartford Stage for two seasons and is a former Directing Candidate in The American Theatre Wing's SpringBoradNYC program. He's assisted directors including Darko Tresnjak, Kent Thompson, Mark Lamos, Michael Wilson, and Giovanna Sardelli. He directed the NYC premiere of Naomi Wallace's The War Boys. For more visit JamesWillMcBride.com.
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$105.