Alexis Michelle will welcome a Broadway-bound Drag Race sister to the stage for her upcoming show at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Peppermint, who competed alongside Michelle in season nine of the VH1 reality competition, will join the cabaret favorite as a special guest March 21.
Peppermint is set to make her Broadway debut in the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels, with performances beginning at the Hudson Theatre June 23 (the production will first play San Francisco’s Curran). She’ll become the first performer who identifies as a trans woman to original a principal role on Broadway—and the second Drag Race alum to appear on Broadway (following Dwayne Cooper, known in drag as Milan).
In Alexis, I Am!, Michelle charts her career from young theatre queen to drag queen, including the highs and lows of being in the reality TV spotlight. The act includes tunes made famous by some of Michelle’s favorite divas (including Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli, who Michelle impersonated on Drag Race).
The March concert takes place on the eve of the premiere of Drag Race’s tenth season; among those set to make appearances as guest judges are Tony winner Audra McDonald and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells.
Brandon James Gwinn and James Will McBride return as music director and producer, respectively.
Alexis, I Am! will also play the midtown hotspot April 18.