I won Best Supporting Actor in a musical-professional, for Christmas with the Crawford’s, at Desert Rose Playhouse.
Stunned, surprised, happy, and shocked are some of the emotions I’m feeling.
I never in a million years thought I would be recognized for a Musical, A MUSICAL!!
I’m a drag queen and lip synch for a reason.
When Kam Sisco asked if I’d be interested in auditioning for a role of Gloria Swanson (Norma Desmond) my first thought was, “who is Gloria Swanson?” (I know, take my gay card) and second thought was “a musical?” (crash and burn.) Kam saw something I didn’t and took a risk with me.
Later when I was handed a stack of sheet music, my anxiety level was raised to an ultimate high, and at that point I wanted to drop out. I can’t read music nor can I sing.
I went against my fears and pushed forward. With the support of friends and family, and the amazing Musical guidance of Jaci Davis, I dove in head first and had the most amazing experience. I also watched countless hours Gloria Swanson on YouTube and of course kicking it off with “Sunset Blvd.”
I’m so thankful for the opportunities given to me at Desert Rose. Thank you Robbie and Kam.
I want to dedicate my Award to all the LGBTQ people before me who fought the fight and risked their lives for me to be able to accept an award in front of hundreds of peers, as a man in a full face of makeup, and playing a woman on stage. “I’m ready for my closeup Mr DeMille”
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