We chat with the divine J. Harrison Ghee who was about to open Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway when the quarantine went into effect and he tells us what it was like to make his debut on Broadway in the role Lola in Kinky Boots as well as touring with the show internationally. He is the first established drag queen to take on the role. Growing up in North Carolina as the son of a pastor, J had music in his bones and took a leap of faith by choosing the career of a professional entertainer. You’ll never guess what his mom wanted him to be! Drag is his ministry and we are here for it, J!
We are IN THE ROOM with Nadia Quinn (Theatre: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson! Robber Bridegroom! TV: Black-ish! This Is Us! Succession! Film: Brittany Runs a Marathon! Music: Summer & Eve! The Quinns!)
We are IN THE ROOM with the Queen of all mediums – Annie Golden (Orange is the New Black! Bleeding Love musical podcast! High Maintenance! Assassins! Hair! Voilet! The Fully Monty! Broadway Bounty Hunter!)
We are IN THE ROOM with Carly Jibson (One Mississippi on Amazon Prime! The Guest Book on TBS! Atypical on Netflix! Broadway: Hairspray! Cry Baby!)
We are IN THE ROOM with an absolute ray of sunshine – John Hill! (Co-host of “Andy Cohen Live” & host of The Feels on SiriusXM.) We talk body hair, the essentiality of ring lights, quarantine catch-up, how the kitchen is the office now, Bruce Vilanch-ishness, living in Marc Shaiman’s LA guest house, creating his own work, and being a reality tv producer/show-runner. There are also utterly bizarre stories about Linda Hart showing up at Gelson’s after having just been robbed, driving (& getting diarrhea in) Kristen Bell’s Jetta, and his inspired choice of stepping away from reality tv shows – and moving into scripted and late night. We also dip into his alter ego Helvetica, and certainly get into his past life as a Broadway performer (Hairspray, The Boy From Oz), and the cult hit “Bare: A Pop Opera.” John Hill is nothing if not the ultimate multi-hyphenate prince of showbiz. PS – yes, Dana told him the story.