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Clinton Leupp

Storyteller/monologist Clinton Leupp wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first show Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret in 1991, which ran for two years in New York at Rose's Turn, and became a downtown cult favorite. He also wrote and performed Miss Coco Peru: A Legend in Progress, which received a 1992 Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) Award and a Backstage Bistro Award. A 1995 MAC nomination followed for Miss Coco Peru at the Westbeth Theatre. An avid traveler, Leupp's Miss Coco has appeared in London, Lisbon, and Mexico. He has performed at Phoenix's Little Theater, Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater, and enjoyed a critically acclaimed three-month run at Masques Cabaret in Los Angeles (1997 Backstage Bistro Award). Also in L.A. he appeared in Blair Fell's The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun (Dramalogue Award) at the Coast Playhouse. In New York, Miss Coco Peru's Liquid Universe was nominated for a 1998 GLAAD Media Award.

Miss Coco was seen in Jim Fall's film, Trick (Fineline Features, 1999 Sundance Film Festival), and appeared as Nurse Kitty in Fall's Off- Broadway extravaganza Blood Orgy of the Carnival Queens! Other film appearances include To Wong Fooand Nick and Jane. Leupp/Coco has appeared on TV in New York Undercover, Showtime's Rude Awakening, and most recently on NBC's Will and Grace. Leupp performed Miss Coco Peru's Universe at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and was nominated for a 1999 Los Angeles GLAAD Media Award. He lost. Undaunted, he wrote and then performed his new show Miss Coco Peru's Glorious Wounds she's damaged at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's Renberg Theater, and was nominated for a L.A. 2001 GLAAD Media Award. Again he lost. Still undaunted, in 2002 Leupp wrote a new show for his Coco character and performed it at the legendary cabaret room, The Gardenia. The show is called Miss Coco Peru is Undaunted.

Most recently, Leupp/Coco received, along with his two co-stars, the Best Actress Award at the U.S. Comedy Festival in Aspen for his performance in Richard Day's film Girls Will Be Girls!

He is currently creating an animated series for the company Klasky Csupo.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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