2017 'Best In Drag' Winner Anita Tony Brings Her Magic To Rockwell Table And Stage
It was announced today that Anita Tony, 'Broadway's Leading Drag Queen' and winner of Best in Drag 2017, will bring her magical show A Few of My Favorite Things to Los Angeles for one performance only on Sunday, March 11, at 7pm at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz.
From the Great White Way to local piano bars, theatre fans agree on one thing: the archetypal Broadway star is a woman. Anita Tony is 'Broadway's Leading Drag Queen' and the winner of Best in Drag 2017. She embodies the greatest ladies of the stage. A Few of My Favorite Things is a sampling of her favorite leading ladies, their beloved songs, and the composers who helped create the magic of Broadway. Anita is the ultimate musical theatre professional and fan, extremely well versed in Broadway trivia, and obsessed with winning a Tony Award!
Anita Tony is the creation of Joshua Skidmore. Recently seen in the national tour of it gets better, his other stage credits include A Streetcar Named Desire at The Kennedy Center opposite Academy Award nominees Patricia Clarkson and Amy Ryan. Television appearances include Veep and The Mindy Project. Skidmore has performed on the stages of Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and at The Wallis in Beverly Hills, among others, and he is a member of The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. As Anita Tony, Skidmore is blurring the lines of Broadway, drag, cosplay, and gender while putting the best of Broadway in the spotlight. For more, visit www.anitatony.com.
A portion of proceeds from this performance will go to Alliance for Housing and Healing (AHH), the organization that produces Best in Drag where Anita Tony made her debut in 2017. AHH provides the basic necessities of life - food and shelter - to people struggling with poverty, homelessness, and HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. Anita will make a return appearance to Best in Drag 2018 as the outgoing queen, where she will perform, present a check for funds raised during her reign, and talk about her year's work.
Admission prices range from $29-$49 and tickets are now on sale (food and drink minimums apply). Order online at tickets.rockwell-la.com or by phone at (323) 669-1550. Rockwell Table & Stage is located at 1714 N. Vermont in Los Feliz. Valet parking is available behind the restaurant.