FOF #2950 – Alexandra Gray on Sister Act and Black Divas

Apr 13, 2021 · 1985 views

Alexandra Gray and the cast of the 2016 production of Sister Act, De Moines Playhouse. Photos courtesy of Alexandra Gray.

Sister Act, the 1992 musical comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg, is a favorite classic for many LGBTQ+ folks, afterall, who can’t relate to a larger than life figure who has to find their own special world to protect themselves from dangerous forces?

Today Alexandra Gray, drag entertainer from the Hall Dynasty, daughter of the legendary Tajma Hall and sister to Drag Race winner Jaida Essence Hall joins us to take a look at her life working in Chicago’s drag scene of the 90s and early 2000s and then getting cast in the Sister Act Musical, in the lead role of Delores Van Cartier.

Listen as we chat Her Most Imperial Soverign Majesty, the Bronze Bombshell, Feline Femme Fatale, the Goddess of Gotham, the Kitten of Couture, the Purrrfection of the Fountain, and that’s just one of her titles, about how drag gave her a path to expressing her womanhood and the similarities of her life to the movie Sister Act.

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How Alexandra’s love for Disney villains endears her to the children she works with.

Listen to Alexandra’s amazing ability to vocally transform herself into the legendary divas of all time: Eartha Kitt, Patti Labelle, Tina Turner, Diana Ross and maybe even you.

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