NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS: March 31, 2011 Tickets on Sale Now!
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! (C'mon in!)
Thank you so much for visiting my new home on the web! As you know, it's a very exciting time -- I am a candidate for Empress XXVI of the Imperial Court of New York, and I hope you use this site to learn more about me, my background, my interests, my passions, and where I'll be appearing.
I first joined the Imperial Court of New York in 1997 and immediately fell in love with the idea of using camp and glamour to help give back to the community. My professional career has been spent in the non-profit community, raising money and awareness; my extra-curricular career has been about entertaining, performing and creating a good time for others. At the Imperial Court I have had the amazing opportunity to marry both sides of my passions together -- and use my skills as a "Chief Storytelling Officer" to help an amazing array of organizations and people.
I want to use the spotlight of Empress to help bring attention to smaller, but worthy organizations around the City, to strengthen relationships with other community organizations, and to continue the mentoring and mothering of new members to ICNY. You can find more details of my reasons for running for Empress and letters of support from the community on the Campaign XXVI page.
Witti's activities and past -- more than 300 appearances for the benefit of a variety of organizations -- can be found between "It's Today"! and "The Historical Record." (Including those dark years from 2004 - 2008 that Witti spent in Alaska!)
Want to know where you can catch me? Or what events I'll be attending? 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!
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!)
Just looking to download Witti's Application Package? No bells or whistles, but all of the information can be found by clicking the link below:
Witti on the Web
Witti at the Will Clark Show
Witti quoted on NY1.com at Pride
DNAInfo Article about Pieces / CB2 with quote from Michael/Witti
Writing in the International Court Communique (p. 20)
From Next Magazine's, "Shot in the Dark" June 2010
OutspokenNYC article on Delta Lambda Phi's HOTT Drag Race
Playbill.com: Michael directs the Pilot production of Once On This Island, Jr.
Who is Witti Repartee?
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: 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.)