‘Idol,’ ‘Voice’ alum puts on cabaret
On Dec. 6, singer-activist Frenchie Davis performs “The Frenchie Davis Experience,” a stripped-down cabaret. Her lauded mezzosoprano voice will be accompanied only by a piano. She recently performed to a sold out crowd at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in between wrapping “Dead 7” for the SyFy channel and pursuing her master’s degree.
The openly bisexual diva has competed on both “American Idol” and “The Voice.” Davis made it to the semi-finals of “The Voice” season one and was mentored by Christina Aguilera. She went on to star in “Rent,” “Dreamgirls” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’” on Broadway.
Outside of theater, she has performed at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality in Atlanta. She was also awarded the 2017 Jose Esteban Munoz Award from the Center for LGBTQ Studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY for promotion of queer studies outside of academia.
Looking ahead, beloved actor Leslie Jordan has a three-night stand at Out Front in the humorous-yet-heartwarming “Leslie Jordan: Exposed.” Jordan is best known for his Emmy Award-winning role on “Will and Grace,” as well as a range of projects from “Sordid Lives” to “The Help” to “American Horror Story.” He will be appearing Dec. 14–16.
And to close out the year, comedian Julie Goldman comes to Atlanta with “Balls Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 general, $40 VIP seating plus meet-and-greet Tep.ticketleap.com or 800-202-1708
The Frenchie Davis Experience
Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 or VIP $30 with meet and greet Tep.ticketleap.com or 800-202-1708 Dropped: A New Year’s Celebration.” Goldman has become a queer comedy mainstay, from her time at the “Big Gay Sketch Show” to Bravo’s “The People’s Couch.” Catch her New Year’s pre-game party on Dec. 30.