Monday, October 7, 2019
Hamilton Live, 600 14th St NW
Peppermint: Everyone’s Favorite Flavor
Peppermint is a trailblazing actress, singer, reality star, and activist who defies limitations. A longtime key figure in queer nightlife, Peppermint’s star rose thanks to her smashing success as the first out trans contestant on Rupaul’s Drag Race where she finished as runner-up in one of the series’ most-talked-about finales. Soon after, her talent led her to become the first trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway in the hit musical Head Over Heels.
As an activist, Peppermint has raised six-figure sums for prominent LGBT rights groups, partnered with the MAC Cosmetics AIDS Fund and is involved in the HIV Vaccine trials network. She is particularly concerned about the challenges faced by transgender and non-binary people in today’s political climate and takes every available opportunity to speak at universities and to various communities on the issue.
Recent projects include an appearance on Ryan Murphy’s Emmy-nominated series “Pose” and an upcoming role on the new Fox scripted drama “Deputy” She is currently recording her fifth studio album. and looks forward to breaking new ground and being a positive voice during troublesome times.
Willie is overjoyed to be performing in tonight’s Cabaret! Regional credits include: Keegan theatre: American Idiot, As you Like It , Hands On A Hardbody Short North Stage: A Chorus Line (Richie) Olney Theater Center& Round House Theater: In The Heights, Imagination Stage: Looking for Roberto Clemente. Tent Theatre: All Shook Up and Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre: The Wiz (Tinman) and Aida (Mereb) in 2011 Willie Received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester VA and is a proud native of Arlington, VA.
Tiffany Lyn is a singer and actress native to the D.C. Metropolitan area. She has performed at many events and in many shows including For Colored Girls, Ruined and A Piece of my Heart at Prince George’s Community College’s Hallam Theatre, Outstanding Voices of D.C. Cabaret Series as a vocalist, an ensemble member at Silver Spring Stage and has performed at The Kennedy Center. She is also an alumni performer with LaTiDo, has performed on the Capitol Stage at the Capital Pride Festival, and is returning as a performer for Music in the Night. While performing is one of her passions, she is also Chair of the Capital Pride Parade and a pivitol voice for the organization.
Don Michael Mendoza
Don Michael is the Co-Founder and Executive Artistic Director of LA TI DO Productions where he produces, hosts, and participates in cabarets, concerts, and events in DC, New York City, Los Angeles, his hometown of Pittsburgh and beyond. Don Michael holds a B.A. in Musical Theatre & Journalism, and a M.A. in Strategic Communication from American University. In 2020, he will make his feature film debut in Nanay Ko alongside Paolo Montalban of Whitney Houston’s Cinderella.
Transcending expectations and bending genres, Alan Michael’s passion for music is like none other. As one of music’s most distinctive voices and songwriters, Alan Michael is developing his own unique style by taking a tirelessly independent route. “To perform in front of a crowd that came to dance, sweat, love, scream, cry, and live inside the music is all I want to do with my life” Born and raised in Arlington, VA, Alan Michael has garnered the attention from some of music’s top influencers. In 2011 he sarted releasing acapella covers on his Soundcloud, which caught the attention of Dev Hynes. Hynes invited Alan Michael to perform with him in Brooklyn, and since then, Alan Michael has performed alongside artist such as DAWN, Kindness, and Brandy.
Patty Pablo is a non-binary lesbian actor, singer, and writer who has previously performed in the D.C. 2018 Queer Festival in Fantasy Roadtrip as Rain and the 2019 Capital Pride Honours event. They have also been seen in Into the Woods as Little Red Riding Hood, Natural Causes as Celia Bryce, and most recently in Theatre Prometheus’ production of Liz Duffy Adam’s Or, as the ukulele-playing narrating Musician. They would like to thank Don Mike for all the constant & amazing opportunities and for his confidence in their talents, and their partner Charlie for her endless love and support.
Charlie has appeared at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony as part of a select gospel ensemble part of Heart’s iconic performance of “Stairway to Heaven” and alongside Rufus Wainwright’s rendition of “Piano Man” Charlie is a seasoned veteran of “Music in the Night.” His musical background and experience includes Gospel, Broadway, Classical and Jazz. He made his Musical debut at the DC Fringe Festival as part of the Ensemble cast of the award winning musical “One Night in New York.” He has made several appearances at DC’s LaTiDo Cabaret Series as both the weekly spotlight and Monthly feature. Charlie has crooned audiences in his monthly featured act “JR’s Live” and part of the cast of Pitcher’s Variety show “Seventh Inning Stretch.”
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