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.
“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.”
There’s a very special place downtown Orlando, Florida. It’s one of the franchises of this restaurant know as Hamburger Mary’s. It’s a relatively small place where great food and awesome company combine and provide visitors with a great atmosphere of adult fun.
The “Latina Ladies of Central Florida” have had several events there for dinner and a show. It’s always a night of great company and lots of fun. Tonight was no exception.
It was a great event.
We always chose Saturday as the day for gathering there.
This is why:
Leigh Shannon is a well know local performer. His home base is our Hamburger Mary’s. His presence and those in his Cabaret Dinner Show make any evening memorable. It’s fun, it’s entertaining, it’s funny and it’s quality time.
~~GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN~~
I will take you there through the pictures in this post. This is my gang of friends. This is what we do to enjoy ourselves and relax. We have fun and quality time together.
This is a cabaret show and when the ladies perform, you have to “pay the titties”.
One of the performers went right behind us.
The server brings the bill in a high heel shoe. Leigh gave me a copy of his current movie: “My Fair Liddy”. Can’t wait to watch it.