Lea DeLaria, ‘Big Bo’ from Orange is the New Black, (right) will bring her new live show to Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC) Concert Hall on Tuesday June 5.
Known for her frank politics and big personality, DeLaria’s show features hits from her critically acclaimed album House of David: delaria+bowie=jazz .
DeLaria achieved stardom with her three-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning role as Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. However, DeLaria’s career as a comedian, actress, and jazz musician has spanned decades.
The actress, comedian, singer and gay icon has received Obie and Theatre World Awards and a Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal as Hildy in The Public Theatre’s revival of On the Town, an Ovation Award nomination for The Boys from Syracuse, and has played both Eddie and Doctor Scott in the Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show.
DeLaria holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on a late-night talk show in America which led to countless television and film roles. Television roles include: Awkward, Clarence, Californication, The Oblongs, One Live to Live, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Will and Grace, Friends and Matlock. Film credits include: First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary and Edge of Seventeen. DeLaria was the featured vocalist at the 50th Anniversary of Newport Jazz Festival and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House.
Bookings: qpac.com.au or 136 246
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