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ST LOUIS DRAG MONTAGE The Project is aware of the following female impersonator/drag king history associated with the St. Louis community. Please assist us with edits and additional information. Pictured: Montage by Brenda Leigh.

Project Inventory:

Bars Featuring Drag Shows:

  • Angles/Probe/Complex
  • Attitudes
  • Bar:PM
  • Bastille
  • Bomber's Hideaway
  • Charlie's Lounge
  • FACES
  • French Market
  • Front Page
  • Gallery Lounge
  • The Grapevine
  • Grey Fox
  • Helen Schraeder's
  • Hummel's
  • Jan's Stowaway
  • Just John
  • Korner's
  • Martin's
  • Meyer's Grove
  • Monte's
  • Newsroom
  • PK's Bar
  • Red Bull
  • Smokey's Den
  • Substation 8
  • The Sugar Shack

Drag Balls/Pageants:

  • Court of Many Rivers
  • Mandrake Ball
  • Miss Fannie's Artists Ball
  • Miss Gay Heart of America
  • Miss Gay Missouri
  • Miss Gay St. Louis
  • Miss Spirit of St. Louis
  • Missouri Entertainer of the Year
  • Webster University Ball

Miss Gay Missouri Title Holders/and their Talent Songs (1974 to Present):

  • 2014: Adria Andrews
  • 2013: Christa Collins - "The Music and the Mirror" - A Chorus Line
  • 2012: Michelle McCausland - "Anything Goes" - Sutton Foster Company
  • 2011: Madison Elise - "City Lights" - Liza Minelli
  • 2010: Nikki Stevens - "Fun House" mix - Pink
  • 2009: Erica Foxx - "Supremes Medley" - The Supremes
  • 2008: Sparkle Iman - "Orange Colored Sky/Mr. Melody" - Natalie Cole
  • 2007: Jade Sinclair - "Vogue" - Madonna
  • 2006: Victoria DePaula - "All That Jazz" mix - Chicago Soundtrack (Zeta Jones)
  • 2005: Sasha Nicole - "Willamania" - 1995 Will Rogers Follies Cast Recording
  • 2004: Atheena Voce - "Legend of a Cowgirl" - Imani Coppola
  • 2003: Ali Kat - "Wizard of Oz" mix - Wizard of Oz
  • 2002: Erica Leigh Foster - "Rocky Top" - self made mix
  • 2001: Ineda Cochtael - "Vogue" - Madonna
  • 2000: Lexsus Chaney - "Smokey Joe's Cafe"
  • 1999: China Collins - "Higher" mix - Gloria Estephan
  • 1998: Alexis Principle - "It Don't Mean a Thing" - Bubbling Brown Sugar Co.
  • 1997: Krista Versace - "Vogue" - Madonna
  • 1996: Loretta Martin - "Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine" - Live Vocals
  • 1995: Vicki Valentino - "100 Percent Pure Love" - Crystal Waters
  • 1994: Miss Vogue - "Bridget the Midget" - Ray Stevens
  • 1993: Cee Cee Belle - "Vogue" - Madonna
  • 1992: Tumara Mahorning - "Dreams" - Grace Slick
  • 1991: Dieta Pepsi - "Pump up the Jam" - Technotronic
  • 1990: Shayla Simpson - "Always There" - Incognito
  • 1989: Kathy Klein - "Le Jazz Hot" -Victor/Victoria (Julie Andrews)
  • 1988: Kim Alexis - "And I Am Telling You" - Jennifer Holliday
  • 1987: Charity Case - "I Will Survive" - Gladys Knight Live
  • 1987: Mona Desmond - "Don't Touch My Tomatoes" - Josephine Baker
  • 1986: Zsa Zsa Principle - "New Attitude" Patti LaBelle
  • 1985: Dan Curry - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - Judy Garland
  • 1984: Melinda Ryder - "Maniac" - Michael Sembello/Ann Margret
  • 1983: Vicki Vincent - "I Go to Rio" - Ann Margret
  • 1982: Vanessa Vincent - "A Song for You" - Freda Payne
  • 1981: Georgia Brown - "Sweet Georgia Brown" - Danny Holgate
  • 1980: Genevieve Ryder - "She's a Star" - Shirley MacLaine
  • 1979: Christi Cole - "If My Friends Could See Me Now" - Linda Clifford
  • 1978: Bobbie Holiday - "Purlie" - original Broadway Cast" (Melba Moore)
  • 1977: Dusty Michaels - "Roxie" - Chicago, Original Broadway Cast (Gwen Verdon)
  • 1976: Lady Lena - "Easy" - Melissa Manchester
  • 1975: Candy James - "My Mammy" - Liza Minelli
  • 1974: Julie Tomorrow - "The Best Thing You've Ever Done" - Barbra Streisand

Miss Gay America Pageants Held in St. Louis

  • 1978: Machinist's Hall, Bridgeton, MO
  • 2009: Millennium Hotel Ballroom, St. Louis, MO
  • 2010: Millennium Hotel Ballroom, St. Louis, MO
  • 2010: The Grey Fox bar, St. Louis, MO (special crowning ceremony after the decrowning of original 2010 winner)

Missouri Entertainer of the Year Title Holders (1991-Present)

  • 2015: Mahajonay Demornay
  • 2014: Widow Von DU
  • 2013: Tajma Stetson
  • 2008: Summer Breeze
  • 2007: Alexis Principle
  • 2006: Kitty Litter
  • 2005: Lawanda Jackson
  • 2000: Sasha Nicole
  • 1998: Carla Mandrell
  • 1997: Christal Caverlier
  • 1996: Michelle Mccausland
  • 1995: Tumara Mahorning
  • 1994: Erica Foxx
  • 1993: Nichole Richards
  • 1992: Dominique Sinchez
  • 1991: Charity Case

Miss Gay St. Louis Title Holders (1972-Present)

List being compiled (need some years confirmed)

  • 2014: Robyn Hearts
  • 2013: Kitty Litter
  • 2012: Kirsten Dubo
  • 2011: Trixie LaRue
  • 2010: Adria Andrews
  • 2009: Robyn Hearts
  • 2008: Tabbi Katt
  • 2007: Madison Elise
  • 2006: Erica Foxx
  • 2005: Jade Sinclair
  • 2005: Cnannelle Carrington
  • 2004: Sasha Nichol

Dates below need confirmation:

  • 2003: Victoria Rose
  • 2002: Marissa Bloomingdale
  • 2001: Tara Leigh
  • 2000: Beverly Hills
  • 1999: Nicole Richards
  • 1998: Alexis Principle
  • 1997: Tumara Mahorning
  • 1996: Dieta Pepsi
  • 1995: Kathy Klein
  • 1994: Charity Case
  • 1995: Zsa Zsa Principle
  • 1979: Tifanny Stevens
  • 1974: Zoe Kelly
  • 1973: Brenda Leigh
  • 1972: Candy James

Dates Needed: Bobbie Holiday, Vicki Vincent, Valarie Vincent, Vanessa Vincent, Georgia Brown, Clara

Miss Fannie's Artists Ball Title Holders

List being compiled

  • 1960s: Bette Davis
  • 1970s: Doris Scott, Carol Evan, Jan Hollis
  • 1971: Lady Shirelle
  • 1975: Miss Michell
  • 1976: Lady Shirelle
  • 1987: Alexis Principle

Additional Resources:

Miss Gay Missouri

2009 Miss Gay America Pageant held in St. Louis (RFT)

40 Years of Miss Gay Missouri (Vital Voice)

Sex, Inc (Vital Voice)

Smokey's Den (Vital Voice)

River Queens (Vital Voice)

Candy James (Vital Voice)

Coti Collins (Vital Voice)

Charity Case Blog

Michelle McCausland Successfully Challenges Cross Dressing Law in St. Louis

 

 

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