GLAAD, MAC & Bistro Award-winning drag star premieres new show
October 18 - 21 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Buy tickets HERE.
“One of the last great storytellers" -- Lily Tomlin
“Coco is a heavenly hoot.” -- Los Angeles Times
“It's not often a drag queen scares you with her intellect, but Miss Coco Peru isn't just any drag queen. Hers is a deep, dark drag performance... Don't miss it.”
-- The Stranger, Seattle
MAC, Back Stage Bistro and GLAAD Media Award-winning drag sensation Coco Peru returns to NYC with the New York Premiere of MISS COCO PERU: SHE'S GOT BALLS. Written and performed by Clinton Leupp, performances run October 18 - 21, Thursday - Sunday at 7:30pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). Tickets are $22 with a $15 food/drink minimum per person, available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com or by calling 212-352-3101.
In MISS COCO PERU: SHE'S GOT BALLS, drag sensation Coco Peru reflects on her early childhood dreams of being a stripper, why she left her beloved hometown of NYC, and her summers spent on a nude beach with her husband, Rafael (he’s from Spain). Inspired by her mother Helen’s advice to have the balls to say whatever the hell she feels like saying, Coco is on a quest to do just that and, in the process, make the world just a little more beautiful.
Storyteller/monologist Miss Coco Peru aka Clinton Leupp grew up in the Bronx on City Island and got his/her start as a downtown favorite in the cabaret world of NYC after he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first show “Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret” in the early 90’s. On screen, Miss Coco is best known for her roles in Jim Fall's trick (Sundance 1999) and Richard Day's comedy Girls Will Be Girls. Other film appearances include To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar and Straight-Jacket. Coco can be heard in the Disney animated feature, The Wild as Mamma Hippo! Coco has appeared on TV in How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development, Twins, Will and Grace, Bravo’s Boy Meets Boy, Bravo’s Sexiest Moments in Film, Bravo’s Welcome to the Parker, and in an Orbitz commercial that was nominated for a 2005 GLAAD Media Award. On MTV’s Gay network, LOGO, Coco can currently be seen in her very own half-hour comedy special taped as part of the “Wisecrack” series and as well as the special “One Night Stand-Up – Drag Queens”.
Coco’s live one-person shows include: “Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret”, “Miss Coco Peru: A Legend in Progress” (’92 MAC and Bistro Award), “Miss Coco Peru at the Westbeth Theatre” (’95 MAC Nomination), “Miss Coco Peru's Liquid Universe”(‘98 NY GLAAD Nomination), “Miss Coco Peru's Universe” (’99 LA GLAAD Nomination), “Miss Coco Peru’s Glorious Wounds…She’s Damaged” (’01 LA GLAAD Nomination) “Miss Coco Peru is Undaunted” (’04 LA GLAAD Award Winner, Ovation Nomination), and “Ugly Coco.” These shows, and others, have been performed to sold out audiences in theatres, clubs, restaurants, ballrooms, yachts, living rooms, nudist camps and cabarets throughout the US and abroad.