Columnists :: Fame With Bebe Sweetbriar
Tony Award-winning actress/singer Laura Benanti is one of those Jacks of the entertainment industry who is a Master at all of them. This week she appears in the live TV "The Sound of Music." EDGE spoke to Benanti about her dizzying busy career.
BeBe Sweetbriar is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in The City, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and comedienne Shirley Q. Liquor. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments, in 2009 Ms. Sweetbriar released her first dance single and accompanying music video, "Save Me".
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