“Last Butch Standing” chronicles the life of an old school butch living in a post-Ellen modern queer world. Topical, ticked, and often tendentious Lea has never shied away from calling it the way she sees it. “Last Butch Standing” tells it in song and comedy. It’s a show you won’t forget anytime soon. If for no other reason then because between her rants and belts, your ears won’t stop ringing for a while.
ABOUT LEA DELARIA:
Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her stand-out role as Big Boo in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. And while she went from being able to walk around a city with the occasional “hey it’s you” to not be able to walk into a Dollar Store in a suburb without getting asked for a picture, the fact is, Lea has been a professional lesbian for 30 years. Before that, she freelanced.
Lea was the first queer comic to perform on late night television in America which launched her into world recognition.
Prior to her success on Orange she was seen in countless TV series (Californication, One Live to Live, Law and Order SVU, Will and Grace to name a few), and movies (First Wives Club, My Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen, Sgt. Bilko), with appearances on and off Broadway that have and continue to garner her recognition and acclaim.
Her on and off Broadway credits are too numerous to mention but stand outs include an Obie Award and a Theatre World Award and Drama Desk Nomination for her appearance on Broadway in On the Town; an Ovation Award for her appearance in the Boys from Syracuse; and playing both Edie AND Doctor Scott in The Rocky Horror Show.
If that’s not enough, Lea has five, yes FIVE, records out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book “Lea’s Book of Rules for the World” is in it’s third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell.
So yeah, she’s Big Boo, but she’s all that too.