~~January 23, 2016~~
I first became aware of this amazing performer a few years ago when a group of friends planned a gathering at Hamburger Mary’s in downtown Orlando.
We went there for fun, drinks and to watch a “show”.
Little did I know the impression that this performer would leave in me.
The talent is there for all to see, the humor, the personalities, the chamaleon ability to morph into to many different characters, the naughtiness … it goes on and on and on.
Needless to say, I fell in love!!
As I grew to know more about Leigh Shannon and saw more of this performances, the warm feeling in my heart for Leigh continued to grow.
In the time that I’ve known Leigh, I’ve learned about Ritzy Rags and More.
I’ve seen the movie “My Fair Lidy”.
I’ve seen the love that shines from Leigh’s heart and the need to help others.
I must say that I’m proud to consider myself one of many of Leigh’s friends.
Another year to celebrate …. and many more to come!
IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
Celebrate 41 Years In Show Business!
Saturday, January 30th 2016
Actor, Stand up, Comic, Female Impersonator Leigh Shannon celebrates 41 years in show business.
This icon well known performer will be celebrating 41 years in show business while wearing many hats.
He is a well known business man in Orlando and owns Ritzy Rags Wigs & More. The store caters to a wide variety of people. Tourists for cosmetics, theatrical make up, wigs and more. Actors, clowns, female impersonators and many local entertainers shop there as well.
The store is best known for the help with high end wigs for Cancer Patients and people in need because of medical reasons.
He has been there since 1990.
His performances include a 7 year running Dinner Show at Hamburger Mary’s on Church Street in Orlando.
He has starred recently in three films shot in Orlando.
Has a #1 voted Celebrity Female Impersonator look alike show that has recently went to the Savannah Theatre at The Villages. That show was sold out in two weeks with over 950 ticket holders.
He is currently pitching a reality show called “Who The Hell Is Leigh Shannon?” that will show his Kentucky roots with parents that were not understanding and how he has made it to live his dream despite his father being in the KKK.
So while acting, directing, producing, narration work, doing stand up, he is loving his life. Please come and celebrate with him on Saturday, January 30th.
IN LEIGH’S OWN WORDS
“I have been doing shows since 1976, starting when I was 17 years old.
My career in show business started in Louisville, Kentucky. I moved to Orlando 26 years ago (1987) and landed a job at the Parliament House (Orlando’s Premiere Gay Entertainment Destination) as a foot light player. I was at the PHouse for 4 years.
I decided is was time to move on and left there to win over 20 pageant titles. I was able to travel quite a bit across the nation and across Florida. After this, I became show Director at Southern Nights. This gig lasted for four years. I had the opportunity to work at AmEvening at LaCage as Patsy Cline and Stevie Nicks.
I continued traveling while starting my partnership with Nancy Gilman with Ritzy Rags Wigs & More in 1995. Went to work at Cold Keg in Melbourne, Florida, where I remained for 5 years. I also worked as director at Friday Nights.
I left “Friday Nights” and have become a 6 year running show at Hamburger Mary’s Orlando. With my Cabaret Dinner Show and Leigh Shannon’s Illusions IN Revue. The Illusions IN Revue has been feature in conventions, corporate events and the Hennegar Center in Melbourne, Florida.
I had the opportunity to produce, narrate, star and a feature film “My Fair Lidy” which is now out on DVD.”
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~~Who In The HELL Is Leigh Shannon show promo sizzle~~
~~Published on Feb 22, 2013~~
This is the second version of a sizzle piece of a NEW Reality show, we are working on. David and Ralph Clemente created this at Valencia College.
(In Memory of Ralph Clemente)
We ALL are ONE!!