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John Epperson was born on 24 April, 1955 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States, is an American drag artist. Discover John Epperson’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 68 years old?
|Drag artist, actor, pianist, vocalist, and writer
|68 years old
|24 April 1955
|Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
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Epperson played Mrs. Wilson in the movie Another Gay Movie. Epperson provided a commentary track for the 2006 Special Edition DVD release of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, along with Charles Busch. The second disc of the set also contains a short feature about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, titled Blind Ambition, with contributions from Busch and Epperson.
Epperson is a frequent performer at Wigstock. (That previous sentence perhaps should read was a frequent performer at Wigstock, when it was a land event. Wigstock now takes place on a boat and Epperson has not performed on the boat.) At Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. Epperson performed an autobiographical theatrical solo show, Show Trash (2004), out of drag, talking, playing the piano and singing in his own voice. In Winter 2004, in a different drag role, Epperson played the Wicked Stepmother in the New York City Opera’s revival of Rodgers-Hammerstein’s Cinderella in a cast with Eartha Kitt, Dick Van Patten and Renée Taylor.
For his show Lypsinka! The Boxed Set Epperson won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Sound Design, the LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Solo Performance, and the Helen Hayes Award for Best Non-resident Production in 2003.
In 2001 he has posed for a PETA’s ad campaign promoting vegetarianism.
In 1999, Epperson appeared in a non-drag role in the critically acclaimed verbatim play Messages for Gary written by Patrick Horrigan and produced by Paul Lucas. Epperson appears in a speaking role in the 2010 film Black Swan as a rehearsal pianist for a fictional New York City ballet company. More recently in New York in 2014 he appeared in the Off Broadway event Lypsinka! The Trilogy, a production that included three of his shows: revivals of Lypsinka! The Boxed Set and The Passion of the Crawford and John Epperson: Show Trash. The latter production is autobiographical and in it Epperson tells of growing up in Mississippi, moving to New York, working at the ballet, creating Lypsinka, etc. In 2015 he played Queen Aggravain in the Off Broadway revival of the musical Once Upon a Mattress. In 2016 he appeared at Feinstein’s/54 Below and Joe’s Pub in his cabaret show John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known As Lypsinka. In early 2017 he acted a male role in a play by Wallace Shawn Evening at the Talk House. The Shawn play was produced Off Broadway by The New Group, and included in the cast were Shawn, Matthew Broderick, Larry Pine and Jill Eikenberry.
He began doing drag performances at nightspots such as Club 57 and the Pyramid Club. Epperson quit his job with the American Ballet Theater in 1991 in order to perform full-time as Lypsinka. He returned to his position at American Ballet Theater on a part-time basis.
Also at The Pyramid Club in 1986 Epperson had another musical, Dial “M” For Model, for which he also wrote the book, music and lyrics. He had a larger role as a female model Mannequin St. Claire. The show was determinedly silly and presented in comic book style in its depiction of cartoonish goings-on in the fashion world of the 1960s. In 1987 “Dial ‘M’ For Model” moved from The Pyramid Club to La Mama Experimental Theatre Club.
In 1985 at The Pyramid Club Epperson wrote the book, music and lyrics for a musical Ballet of the Dolls, a parody of the novel and film Valley of the Dolls and the ballet world. He also appeared briefly in that production as a reporter named Jonathan Susann. In 1988 Ballet of the Dolls had a second revised production at La Mama Experiment Theatre Club.
Lypsinka first appeared in 1982, and for the first time Off Broadway in September 1988 when Epperson’s act was a late-night addition to the bill of Charles Busch’s Vampire Lesbians of Sodom at the Provincetown Playhouse in New York. She has appeared in evening-length solo shows Off-Broadway, including Lypsinka! The Boxed Set and Lypsinka! As I Lay Lip-Synching, both of which were originally produced in New York by TWEED TheaterWorks. However, both those named shows were first produced by Epperson in San Francisco, and Lypsinka! The Boxed Set was titled Lypsinka’s Greatest Hits in San Francisco. According to Epperson, the prototype for Lypsinka was singer Dolores Gray.
Epperson was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. He took lessons in classical piano from an early age. After high school he enrolled at Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from Belhaven he got a job playing piano in Colorado, but in 1978 he moved to New York and became a full-time rehearsal pianist for the American Ballet Theatre in 1980.
John Epperson (born April 24, 1955) is an American drag artist, actor, pianist, vocalist and writer who is mainly known for creating his stage character Lypsinka. As Lypsinka he lip-synchs to meticulously edited, show-length soundtracks culled from snippets of outrageous 20th-century female performances in movies and song.