ANGEL DRAKE PRESENTS: GAY GAY GAY

Genre: Comedy, Lesbian+Gay, Musical

Zephyer Rep is proud to return with their cabaret series ANGEL DRAKE PRESENTS: GAY GAY GAY

The evening will be for and about our gay brothers and sisters!  Come check out some of NYC's finest as they sing their hearts out!   Join them for a short interview after the song as they discuss why they chose that particular song and what significance it has to their life.  It's like Jay Leno, except with a personality. 

At the end of the evening there's an audience favorite vote where winner takes home $50!

THIS JUST IN:  Miss Drake is being called away to New Orleans to perform.  She sent a cryptic note saying she's sending her Cougar Cousins... !

Open:   03/19/10
Close:   03/19/10

Schedule:
Friday 3/19 at 8pm
Theater:   Wings Theatre
Address:   154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Closest subway: 1, 9 to Christopher Street, west on Christopher Street several blocks to theatre

Cost:$15 regular, $10 student (with valid ID)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Wings Theatre Box Office at 212-627-2961
Company: Zephyer Rep

Miss Angel Drake is known as "Songstress and Survivor of the Blues"¬Ě and has been in show business since her youth in Augusta, Georgia, where her first brush with fame came with her first love, James Brown. "I used to carry him sweet potato pie when he was in jail the FIRST time. I was around fifteen then."

Her career went on to include being lead singer for the girl group she founded and gave her own name to, The Angels. With Miss Drake on lead vocals they had a hit with "My Boyfriend's Back" until her scandalous affair with a Washington Senator violated a morals clause in her record contract and she was unceremoniously dropped from the group. She found herself in jazz clubs in the New York's West Village and soon fell head over heels for the monologist, Lord Buckley. She still credits him with many of her ideas about life, love and the world we live in-though he broke her heart when he chose his wife over her.

Soon she bounced back, signing a studio contract with a Hollywood TV Studio hoping to groom her into the next Joey Heatherton. Instead she was cast as female yeomen #5 on a new TV series, Star Trek, and soon began a wild affair with the show's star, William Shatner. Soon she helped him on his own music project, "Bill Shatner Sings".

Currently Miss Drake is at work on her unauthorized autobiography, "Portrait of a Sinner" in which she gives even more details about her life and loves including , Rev. Al Green, Janis Joplin, Lola Falana, and many more. She has hosted many Burlesque Shows for Surf Reality, a Country Blues night at Banjo Jim's and is pleased to be working with Zephyer Rep on this night of GAY GAY GAY. She has been there, done that and got all the tee shirts so she will be there for all the performers.
 

Jenna Lee is originally from the small village of Holley-upstate NY. After growing up in a one-traffic light town-she went to Syracuse University and graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Now living in Hell's Kitchen-she wishes to send a big smackin' kiss and lots of love to all her gays and the gays she has yet to meet! Recent regional credits include Syracuse Stage-MY FAIR LADY and SOUND OF MUSIC-where she was a featured NUN-however; up in Hell's Kitchen you will find her being anything but a NUN-performing at her favorite spot 9TH AVE. SALOON! GAY GAY GAY and marriage equality now is what Jenna Lee is all about tonight! She sends love and peace to the universe, Stewart Talent, Brooke and Mary, VP Boyle, AEA-EMC, bette midler, apt. 3 s-friends for life and her parents : ) xoxo smiles and rainbows-love and gratitude-may the secret be with you!

Stacey Bone is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at the Stella Adler Studio of acting and is excited to sing her heart out here tonight. Recent credits include Whitney in Surprise (Turtle Shell Productions), a plethora of crazy characters in Under Milk Wood (Rebellious Subjects Theatre), Sophie/Celia in Everett Beekin (Stella Adler Studio) and an exciting turn on the Biography Channel as Debi Mazar in Celebrity Ghost Stories. She also spent a summer apprenticing at the Williamstown Theatre Festival where she performed and worked on workshop and mainstage productions; including being an "ensemble" member in Alex Timbers' production of Beyond Therapy.

Originally from the heart of England, Emily has been acting and singing on stage for nearly a decade professionally. She trained with The Bridge Theatre Training company and after graduating played Messenger Mo in a UK National Tour of CITV's Enjie Benjy. She has also written and starred in her own sitcom; 'In The Morning'. Other credits include; Wendy (Original & workshop) in The Young Ones, Shannon in Hive of Cretins at Trafalgar Studios & many national commercials as a featured artist. Her singing experience was gained from singing with Drag Queens around the West End of London. Although she has never taken a singing lesson they taught her everything she needed to know which lead to her hit remix of Lauper's 'Time after Time' amongst the gay community in London! She wishes to dedicate this evening to Rose Garden, Bette Rinse, Barbie and CC Swan!

Jennifer Fouche' hails from Detroit, Michigan and has claimed New York as her second home. She is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Alumni of the 2008 Academy Company. Jennifer is a member of The Amoralists Theatre Company as well as a member of the Flea Theatre's resident acting company, The Bats. Recent credits include The Crucible (Tituba), Bag Lady (Clara), Dirty Little Black Girls (Song), Blue Fire on the Water (Maybelle), The Violet Hour (Jessie), Amerissiah (Carrie), Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter (Contessa), Sonnets from the Tower (Elizabeth I), Joe & Me (Mother Andrea). Film/TV Animal Planet, Indelible, Avenging Disco Vampires.

Jennifer is ever thankful for the tremendous love and support of her family and friends..and for Scotty..who is perfect.

Julia Giolzetti is so happy her last Angel Drake cabaret performance didn't end with resounding boos that she has decided to take another gander at the grand prize! Her most recent acting gig was a staged reading of 4Play in a Williamsburg bar, which won the made-up award for Most Hipstery Event of the Millenium. She has been graciously welcomed by the Wings Theatre and is looking forward to playing Snug in their upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Elsewhere she has played a 12-year-old lesbian, a conflicted party girl, a dead fast food employee, and Henry V's hapless Boy. You may have seen two seconds of her in Bank of America's MLB banking commercials doing what she does best--being a goof. She dedicates this performance to--who else--all the fantabulous gays in her life.

Jessica S. Lewis is a student at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Born and raised in the heart of the West Village, she has studied with acting, singing and dancing teachers throughout the city such as Andrew Jannetti and Peggy Lewis (BizKidz/Pier Studios). She attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts, from where she graduated with national honors as a vocal major (focusing on jazz and classical music). She is currently a member of Andrew Jannetti and Dancers, and has performed with the Anna Sokolow Theater Dance Ensemble. She continues to study and work as an actress, singer and dancer throughout New York and the surrounding areas.

Megan Meadows is an actress and Northern Virginia native enthralled to be living on the island of Manhattan. Some of her favorite stage credits include Myrrhie in Her Sexy Outfit: A Modern Adaptation of Lysistrata with OBIE award winning director Bob McGrath of NYC's Ridge Theatre, work with the Kennedy Center's Page to Stage production of Ignis Fatuus, and playing an awkward Baltimoron nurse in Personal: An Experiment About and Starring Craig's List.Com, . Amidst acting Megan has also put her Communication degree to work doing arts administration, including internships with the John F. Kennedy Center in D.C., New York's HHC Marketing and currently full time at Broadway.com. She has a B.A. in Theatre and Communication from Virginia Tech and is currently having a blast with classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade. She'd like to thank her friends and family for all of their support, Ne Me Quitte Pas Mon Cher.

Beth Hallo started her theatrical career at an early age by entertaining the troops – her eight brothers and sisters. Favorite stage performances include: Chick in Crimes of the Heart, Old Woman Chorus in Lysistrata, Candace in Unwilling Angel, Ophelia in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Maria Lebyadkin in The Possessed, the Victim in The Real Inspector Hound, and Cunegonda in Candide. Besides musicals, Beth also performed in various choirs singing holiday music, hymns and a presentational version of Copeland’s opera The Tenderland. She is thrilled to be singing the parody she wrote for Sisters with Wende O’Reilly.
 

Zachary moved to NYC 5 years ago from Ann Arbor, Michigan and has assumed the role of table waiter quite brilliantly. His role as table waiter comes from 7 years of experience while putting himself through the Musical Theater Degree program. When not waiting on tables, Zachary is also a music director, winning the Best Musical Direction Award for Ann Arbor Civic Theater's "Chicago". With 27 years of piano experience he is cursed to be behind the piano most times. His past theater credits include Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (AACT), Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Stage Presence, Ltd.), Man 2 in Songs For A New World (Seaside Arts), and Judah in Joseph...Dreamcoat (AACT). He will next be appearing in and music directing Chase Me!! - a one man show featuring original music and established music from musical theater and local composers about being a large guy in an anorexic business. . For fun (or because you think he's cute and want to hit him up) visit http://www.zacharyryannyc.webs.com/.
 

Anton Spivack is an actor/playwright born and raised in New York. He made his stage debut at age 8 in an AIDS benefit based on the songs of Jerry Herman (as Patrick Dennis from Mame). He got his B.A. in Theatre from Simon's Rock College of Bard (now Bard College at Simon's Rock) at age 19 (like most of the other students, since Simon's Rock is known for that). He created his first full-length play from a project he started with a TAYPE (Theatre Askew Youth Performance Experience) Workshop and has since served as an apprentice at the 2009 Williamstown Theatre Festival on the VSA scholarship. Since then, he has appeared in the atomfilms.com internet short "The Worst Speeches of All Time" as a high school nerd obsessed with Megan Fox, and has also portrayed a deranged stalker in the short film "Infatuated" by Patrick Byas. Thanks to mom, dad, Bubbe, and Zeyde, Misha, and everyone at Theatre Askew and Williamstown for all of their support, even if Bubbe has tried to talk me into becoming an actuary instead.