Lea is not the girl next door
, in fact, she not even allowed in the neighborhood. She is a writer, singer, stand-up comic and actor whose brash style landed her in the world spotlight including the first appearance of an openly gay comic on national television via The Arsenio Hall
Show and as a host of Comedy Central's first all-gay special Out There.
Lea's first stand-up gig was April 19S2 in San Francisco where she became an immediate hit with the gay and lesbian community. She has toured extensively through Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. With the release of her CD Bull Dyke in a China Shop, Lea became an award-winning cult favorite. Lea is featured in The First Wives Club, starring Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler. Her film Homo Heights, an independent feature starring Quentin Crisp, is currently on the festival circuit. Lea is currently writing the screenplay for Stone Butch Blues.
The summer of 1997 brought Lea national attention with he breakthrough role in On The Town, a public theatre production directed by George C. Wolfe for the Shakespeare in the Park Festival. Every review from the New y ork Times to Time Magazine to Variety gave Lea thunderous applause. She won an Obie award and a Theatre World Award for her performance. On the Town opened on Broadway in September, 1995. Lea recently performed the encore series production of Li'l Abner in the role of Marryin ' Sam. Her new CD box lunch, is one of th best selling releases in Rising Star's history.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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