Controversial RuPaul's Drag Race contestant -- and nephew of Yankees great Mickey Mantle -- makes NYC debut.
July 25 & 26 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
“Mind-blowing! Hilarious! Smart! From the minute she hit the stage, I was held captive by her beauty, her humor and her voice.” – LA Times
“She’s like Sandra Bernhard meets Toddlers & Tiaras with a dose of Real Housewives drama thrown in for good measure.” – RealTV.com
“Kelly Mantle is a gender provocateur with a political edge that cuts right to the heart of your funny bone.” – LA Weekly
Predicted as a front-runner in this past season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” controversial performer KELLY MANTLE makes her New York debut with the premiere of DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I THINK I AM? July 25 & 26 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.
DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I THINK I AM? is an inebriated evening of hilarious and sardonic stories mixed with live performances of original and twisted cover songs. Always blending fantasy and reality, Kelly will divulge stories about “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” her sordid affairs in pop culture (like when Shia LaBeouf asked her to sign his penis), and her intoxicated delusions of grandeur. Other highlights include hilarious glimpses into her childhood and her relationship with Uncle Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees as well as her “gender management issues” and how she feels about the “T” in LGBT. But don’t let all these fancy descriptions fool ya! By the end of the show, you’ll realize Kelly’s just a party girl who’s only pain is running out of champagne.
Kelly Mantle has been a working actor, singer and comedian in Hollywood for the past ten years with a list of credits longer than her legs. Her early elimination from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 set the Twitterverse ablaze; she even wrote a song and released a music video about it called “Eliminated” that made her a fan favorite. Kelly has guest-starred on TV shows including The New Normal, Rizzoli & Isles, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mike & Molly, New Adventures of Old Christine, Nip/Tuck, Will & Grace, George Lopez, and a recurring role on NYPD Blue. Kelly was also featured on LOGO’s stand-up comedy special, “DragTastic NYC” alongside Bianca Del Rio, Pandora Boxx, Hedda Lettuce and Harmonica Sunbeam.
KELLY MANTLE: DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I THINK I AM? runs July 25 & 26 at 7:30pm. The Laurie Beechman Theater is located 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 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. A $40 VIP ticket including priority seating and meet-and-greet is also available. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.