Gay Pride Drag Tea at Sofitel
Gay Pride Drag Tea at Sofitel
Sofitel Philadelphia kicks off Philly Pride Month with a new spin on a time-honored tradition. Sofitel, famous for its classic afternoon tea service, will debut a new Drag Tea featuring Brittany Lynn’s Drag Mafia. Sip tea (or spill it) in the presence of fabulous Drag Queens as you enjoy delicious offerings from Sofitel’s award-winning culinary team. Drag Tea is every Saturday in June at 2:00pm and runs through 4:00pm inside Chez Colette Brasserie. Brittany Lynn has been performing all over Philly and the tri-state area for 25 years. She is not only the “Don” of the Philly Drag Mafia, but she also founded the Miss Fancy Brigade (the only all LGBTQIA Mummers Brigade) that proudly marches every New Year’s Day in the parade. Brittany is known in mainstream circles for creating the Drag Queen Story Time program for the Philadelphia Library system, museums, and Philadelphia Parks and Rec. Brittany’s drag troupe, the Philly Drag Mafia, is the most award winning drag troupe around-not only for their shows, but for their work with multiple charities on various platforms. Follow all their work on Phillydragmafia.com. Stay tuned for full press details and save the dates.
Host: Brittany Lynn
Brittany Lynn is Philly’s most award winning queen-having entertained audiences for over 25 years! Brittany is the “Don” of Philly’s Drag Mafia (Phillydragmafia.com) and has performed all across the tri-state area at casinos (with a monthly cabaret at Resorts Casino), nightclubs, bars, and more! Brittany is the creator of the Drag Queen Story Time program for Philly’s schools, parks, and museums (having published two children’s books of her own!)-and is also the founder of the Miss Fancy Brigade, the only all LGBTQIA+ brigade with the Philadelphia Mummers!
Winner of Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly 2022 for BEST DRAG SHOWS and named one of “the Top 100 Most Influential People of Philadelphia”, Brittany is not only known for her shows, but for their work with multiple charities on various platforms.
Rocceaux has been “in the Mafia” for a year this coming September, and has been seen with many of the Tristate area’s top producers, performing in Philadelphia, New York City, and up and down the New Jersey Coastline. She was also in musicals in high school, but who cares! Her drink order is a Cosmo
Yari, a Philippine-born Philadelphia-based drag artist, has been performing all over the tri-state area for more than half of a decade. Her performances, comedic personality, vocal talents, dramatic fashion, tantalizing dancing, and humbleness cemented herself as a Jill of all trades in her city. Her drag is heavily inspired by her experiences growing up in the Philippines and the US bridging eastern and western queer culture to the forefront.
Morgan Wells is one of Philly’s original costume queens that moved to Atlantic City to design and create costumes for various casino shows and events. Morgan is a former Miss’D America, and designs costumes, gowns, and more for pageants all across the country. Check out his fabulousness at Morganwellsdragcloset.com
For June 10th, look for:
Dominique Lee host
Dominique Lee is thrilled to once again be with the Philly Drag Mafia as they partake in and create some really fun events and shows. If this Queen isn’t performing or DJing Drag Brunch, then the Queen known as the “Geriatric Gem” (due to her advanced age) is really testing the limits of her once a day Boniva by hosting and creating wonderful shows and experiences herself….Such as Queen of the Hill the only ALL Lipsync Battle show the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Or Attack of the Queens. The first and only Quarterly Roast show.
Morgan Morgan Morgan IS the Picture of Pageant Perfection and has a Fabulous “Hat” collection to prove it. Recently Crowned Miss Gay Central Pa AND Miss Crimson Moon, directly after her reign as Miss Gay Philadelphia AND placing 6th in the Country in Miss Gay America. Morgan, the Queen so Nice they named her Thrice has been busy with her many charity events benefiting LGBTQIA+ Youth and her website at WWW.NURSEMORGANHelps.com
Karen Vonsay is a former Miss Bob and Barbara’s and former Miss Fancy Brigade and present day Miss Philly Pride.
Miss Redd is a sassy, brassy queen from South Jersey. She’s been in the Philly drag scene for just over 4 year after 2.5 years in burlesque. She combines theatrics, stunts, live singing, pageant elegance, and edgy looks.
For June 17th, look for:
Crystal Electra host
Crystal Electra, also known as “The Senator” of the Philly Drag Mafia has been performing all over the Tri State area for the past 15 years. She is a twice crowned Miss Bob and Barbara’s and also the reigning queen of The Miss Fancy Brigade in The Mummers Parade. She is best known for her impersonation of Pink all over the area.
Vocalist Billy Cavallo
Billy Cavallo is a local Philly singer who got his start in the gayborhood after winning the title of “Most Original Stoli Guy” in 2013. He worked at Boxers and the Venture Inn bartending, and produced and hosted his own show called “Venture Variety” which pulled local talent from the gayborhood. Now a Brand Ambassador for Crystal Head vodka, Billy performs in his spare time, usually found alongside his “Other mother” the infamous Brittany Lynn. You can usually find Billy at the gym or dancing the night away with his gaggle of gays.
For the June 24th and final show for Pride Month, look for:
Brittany Lynn host
Ariel Versace is New Jersey’s Life Sized Bratz Doll; seen on RuPauls Drag Race (Season 11) on VH1, she has travelled the world with her show stopping drag and her own music! Ariel has been doing drag for over ten years, and has been producing events for almost as long!
Chasity St. Cartier has been performing for 18 years. She is a talented multifaceted queen, from fierce makeup, hair and show stopping performances she has become a staple in the queer community. She is a hair designer to many TV personalities in RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise and Dragula franchise. She has recently extended her performance styles to tap into an androgynous character, Chase, where she showcases themed cosplay performances with a touch of sex appeal.