Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! (C'mon in!)
Greetings and salutations!
Welcome to my home on the web: a constantly changing, constantly updating place of information about me, where I'm performing, what charities I'm serving and other fun and funky stuff.
I'm now based in the DC Metro Area, after more than three decades in and around New York City, but will return to NYC from time to time for special events.
Over the nearly 25 years that I've been performing, I've had two particularly amazing years of high-profile experience: In 2003 I served as Queen of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, and in 2012-2013 served the community as Empress XXVI of the Imperial Court of New York. While I continue serving my community through my fundraising work with Kaleidoscope Collaborations and other organizations, I've also served as a board member of Folsom Street East. In the fall and winter of 2015-2016, I hosted a regular show on the second Thursday of each month at Excelsior Bar in Park Slope, and in the spring of 2018 began working with Drag Queen Story Hour.
I served for a decade as the Angel to Team Eagle in Cycle for the Cause, the 275 mile, 3 Day bike ride to raise money for HIV Service programs at the LGBT Community Center. Want to donate? Click Here.
Want to know where you can catch me? Or what events I'll be attending? Following me on Facebook is easiest! Check out "Where's Witti?"
Most importantly, some of the organizations that I love and support are linked here.
If you have any questions or comments, visit my contact page (under "More..." up above)! I look forward to getting to know you better!
Don't forget to friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter!
I'd also be remiss if I didn't thank and acknowledge those who have given freely of their advice, their opinion and their goodwill over the years. A particularly shout out to the army of photographers whose work is included on this page!
(A partial list is below!)
Breaking a World's Record!
I was thrilled to be included and SO excited to join 350+ other artists at The Metropolitan Room as they produced 60 hours of continuous variety show entertainment on January 1 - 4, 2015. My slot, the glorious witching our of 3:00 AM on Friday, January 2nd. I got to perform two of my favorite numbers, and Neal B. from Broadway Sings for Pride took this fabulous video of my performance of Jekyll and Hyde's "Bring on the Men!" (For both songs, check out this video from LIVAMP, who streamed all 60 hours!)
Five Years Later, I worked with the same producers on another Guinness Book Record: Longest VIRTUAL Variety Show, where I emcee'd an hour of the proceedings and performed a few numbers.
One of the highlights of my performance career at the end of the 27th Annual Night of a Thousand Gowns. Choreographed by Keith Andrews, featuring Michael Borges, Todd Michael Cook, Michael Gellart and Kent Zimmerman. Produced by Robert Levinstein and Alan Wager/22Q Entertainment. My dress designed by Ryan Moller. Video by Anthony Bellov. For more clips and videos, see On Camera!
Performances around the Country and the City.
Merci mille fois!
Or literally, Thank You a Thousand Times to the photographers whose work graces these pages. Some of the photos go back more than a decade...or two...or...and while I may know not your name, I deeply appreciate your work. For those whose names I do know, let me thank and acknowledge:Matty Baker, Adam Woomer, Robin Souma and Barbara Nitke, whose photo shoots make me look amazing, Christopher Vazquez, who captures performance better than anyone I know, Anthony Colantonio, who shot Witti's very first headshot (oh so young!) and Kerry Ashforth, Joe Conigliaro, Rob Dublin, Patricia Ann Faquet, Eddie Garou, Gustavo Monroy, Mario Mulea, Terri Nowlin, Ryan Rockmore, Jason Russo, Scott Safier, Andrew Scrivani, Andrew Werner and Ricky Jay Yates.
(If anyone would like me to remove a photo of theirs used here, I will gladly do so, please contact me directly.)
A Return to the Legitimate Stage!
"Former New York Cabaret Artist MBJ brings a husky grace and strong presence as the Russian Princess Dragomiroff, landing the grand lady's dry quips perfectly"
Read DC Theatre Arts' Review of Murder on the Orient Express at Reston Community Players.
I got a chance to guest on Kyle Marshall's podcast "Putting it Together," to discuss "I Never Do Anything Twice," the madam's song from the film "The Seven Percent Solution." Give it a listen here!
LEGENDS OF DRAG
I am honored to be included in this new book by Harry J. Hanson and Devin Antheus, released on June 21, 2022.
81 Queens from 16 Cities are featured, including many of my friends from across the country.
Read about it in New York Magazine!
Read more about it HERE in the NY Times!
Find it here.
In the fall of 2020, as part of COVID life, I've started offering online Bingo Games for corporate and private functions! Drawing on nearly two decades of experience training with the legendary Sweetie and as a frequent guest and co-host of Will Clark's Porno Bingo, we have 60 - 90 minutes of (appropriately) raucous fun and games!
Now offering hybrid, Zoom and in person events: I provide Zoom links, bingo cards, four games of calling, a performance (if wanted), music, prizes, and logistic management.
Clients have included: American Express, Google, UKG, PubMatic, Extend and more!
Email me for rates and more information.
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