The sassy drag performer — who starred in 2003’s Girls Will Be Girls, the off-Broadway musical Lucky Guy, and, very briefly, as “Rosemary Chicken” on the soap opera All My Children — turns out to be one super-hot daddy underneath all those bangles, beads, pancake, and taffeta.
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Legendary for riotous one-person shows like Varla Jean Merman Loves A Foreign Tongue, I’m Not Paying For This! and Holiday Ham!, the veteran actor, writer, and performer goes by the name Jeffrey Roberson when he’s not clomping around in high heels.
And when the lights go up, the music dies, and the wig gets tossed in the corner, he has the great fortune of looking like this:
Watch Roberson as Varla Jean Merman work her magic below: