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Jeffery Roberson

Jeffery Roberson recently shared the 2003 Outfest Film Festival Best Actor Award and the Aspen HBO Film Festival Best Actress Award for his featured performance as Varla in GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS (Sundance 2003) directed by Richard Day and to be released nationwide this October. Jeffery also made his network television debut this past February on ABC's All My Children in the recurring role of lady of the evening Rosemary Chicken.

Other film and TV credits include HBO's Dragtime, E!'s Fashion Emergency, E! Goes to Cannes, MTV's True Life: Mardi Gras, and Francesca Page with Rossy DePalma.Jeffery has appeared in many TWEED Fraktured Classiks productions, including The Mailman Always Comes Twice, Screen Door and CAGED! with Lily Tomlin, Joan Rivers and Isabella Rossellini, Lypsinka is Harriet Craig, The Miracle Worker (with Charles Busch) and Varla Jean Merman is The Bad Seedling. This past summer he opened for Jennifer Holliday in Provincetown and has also shared the stage with Betty Buckley singing excerpts from the notorious Broadway flop Carrie as part of Ms. Buckley's cabaret act at the Bottom Line.

Jeffery wrote and starred in The Very Worst of Varla Jean Merman, which played to sold-out crowds last season at Joe's Pub at the New York Public Theater, The Soho Theatre in London and the Renberg and the Hudson Avenue Theaters in Los Angeles (Garland Award for Best Performance in a Musical Award). He played the role of Mary Sunshine in the musical revival of Chicago on Broadway and with the First National Touring Company. Jeffery also wrote and starred in the hit show (GLAAD nominated) Enough About Me: An Unauthorized Autobiography that ran Off-Broadway for five months and in San Francisco in 2000 - 2001. His critically acclaimed multi-media cabaret acts, I, Who Have Nothing and Peel Me A Grape (MAC and BISTRO awards) ran for fifteen sell-out months at Eighty Eights and he made his Carnegie Hall debut with Varla Jean Merman: A Christmas Concert.

Jeffery also wrote and starred in Varla Jean Merman is All Washed Up at Joe's Pub at The New York Public Theater in June 2001, which was then presented last November at the Renberg Theater in Los Angeles where it ran for four weeks. Jeffery returned to London in June 2002 for another engagement at the Soho Theatre with All Washed Up. His Christmas show Varla Jean Merman's Holiday Ham recently played to sold-out crowds this past December at the Renberg Theatre.

Jeffery just returned from London this past June where Varla Jean Merman's I've Got The Music In Me ran for three weeks at the Soho Theatre. Upcoming engagements include Varla Jean Merman's Holiday Ham at Joe's Pub at the New York Public Theater on December 20th and 21st, The Mystery of Irma Vep for Hartford Stage , January 8th - February 8th and the LA premiere of Varla Jean Merman's Under A Big Top in May at the Renberg Theatre.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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