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November 18, 2019
CHARLES BUSCH in
THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
We'll be doing a one night twentieth anniversary staged reading of "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" at MTC's Friedman Theater as a benefit for the Actor's Fund, with the entire original Broadway cast; Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, Tony Roberts, Anil Kumar.... and ME. Linda came up with the idea that I should play her role of Marjorie and she would play my outrageous mother, Frieda, originally played by the late Shirl Bernheim. I never thought I'd play this role and now for one night I will. And with the original cast and original director Lynne Meadow. I can't quite believe it.
For more information: actorsfund.org
The New York Times
Charles Busch’s New Phase Isn’t Drag. It’s Green Paisley
By Elysa Gardner
"Perched on a stool on the stage of Feinstein’s/54 Below, Charles Busch eased into the first bars of Diana Ross’s torchy 1973 hit “Touch Me in the Morning,” his voice soft and husky, his delivery relaxed but rueful.... " Read More
Whether singing or dishing about his life or celebrities he has known, he is always, always the epitome of entertainment and class.
Charles Busch has the gift of comic gab like few other entertainers. Innately funny, endearing and acutely intelligent.
The New York Times
On July 28, 2018 Charles received the Flora Roberts Award from the Dramatist's Guild at their annual gala.
The award is designed to recognize artists--primarily playwrights--not only for the excellence of their body of work, but also for a demonstrated dedication to a career in the theater--to a life lived in the theater. Past recipients include Adrienne Kennedy, Michael Weller, Philip Kan Gotanda, Craig Lucas, Charles Fuller, and Dael Orlandersmith.
At long last!
Actor/playwright/novelist/film director/female impersonator/quick sketch portrait artist/zipper factory receptionist/ice cream scooper and now RECORDING ARTIST!!! My first CD has been released!
"I sing ballads, jazz tunes, lots of storytelling, Miriam Passman, all that and my wonderful musical director Tom Judson, on piano and joining me on the duets."
"One of my favorite songs on the CD is The Rainbow Connection. Here I am singing this lovely song at Richard Skipper's variety show at the Triad Theatre."
Turner Classic Movies commissioned me along with 20 other celebrities to create an original piece of artwork based on classic film to celebrate their twentieth anniversary on the air. It really meant a lot to me to be a part of this celebration. And I'm very proud of the pastel drawing. I call it "The Girl With Something Special." It's inspired by all the anonymous chorus girls in the kaleidoscopic Busby Berkeley movies of the thirties. I'm now selling a limited edition of twenty-five giclee prints on the wonderful Broadway Design Exchange website. Here's the link. http://shop.broadwaydesignexchange.com