(Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand) was born in LA and grew up
in Orange County, California. Like many other cast members, he
knew that he wanted to be in show business from the time he was
little. His singing talents first emerged when he joined the
church choir, and there is a touch of the angelic choirboy in
His first foray into female impersonation
was when a friend dared him to enter a talent contest. He
entered as Judy Garland—and won! This made him think about a
career in the growing impressionist field.
He added Bette Midler, Elton John, Sophie
Tucker and Mae West to his characters. But, Brent does not
simply lip-synch (as he does flawlessly in An Evening at La
Cage) but sings and speaks live in various shows. He
garnered rave reviews for his live talents when he toured in
Jimmy Emerson’s Unboylievable Follies. He also toured
with Emerson for a couple of seasons in a two-man show that he
describes as “one hell of a lot of work, but great fun.”
Although he did develop and star in a
one-man show, he found it not only tiring but lonely. He prefers
to work with an ensemble cast.
His first gig with La Cage was in
the LA show, which was a huge hit. In 1995, he had the pleasure
of working with David Hasslehoff in an episode of Baywatch in
which Hasslehoff gets in drag. He has done other TV work and has
an idea in development for a TV show.
After La Cage closed in 2009, he
decided to hang up his high heel shoes and retire. But, show
business was not done with him, and Emerson convinced him to
return to the show—much to the delight of his other friends in
He enjoys collecting movie memorabilia
from the ’30s and ’40s, redecorating his house and relaxing with
a close circle of friends.
(producer-director, host, various characters) has the
unbridled talent to create larger-than-life tributes to female
pulchritude and celebrity excess in his outrageous satires of
Wynonna, Roseanne, Madonna and Britney Spears, as well as with
his original characters, especially the queen of country
trailer-trash, Tammy Spraynette.
But, his talents extend far beyond the
edges of the stage, and as the chief executive of Starr Pro
Productions, LLC, he is not only the star but the
producer-director of An Evening at La Cage at the Four
Queens Hotel & Casino.
Even as Jimmy Emerson built a successful
career as a performer—with credits that include over 20 years as
the comedy lead in the Las Vegas An Evening at La Cage at
the Riviera—he realized that he had a knack for producing and
directing. For years, the two career paths have complimented
each other as Jimmy expanded his talents in the production end
of the business.
The idea for Starr Pro Productions was born
in 1994 when Jimmy produced and starred in Un-BOY-lievable
Follies in Wendover, Nevada. Starr Pro became a reality in
1996 when Jimmy produced the Vegas touring show La Cage
For seven years, he produced four revue
shows a year for Northern Quest Casino in Spokane, Washington.
These hugely successful endeavors include Vegas Nights
(comedy revue), Showstoppers and Showstoppers II
(Broadway amalgamations), Born Divas (a salute to
Motown), and a revamped and updated Bottoms Up (the
venerable show that was the longest running comedy revue in the
He also produces hugely popular murder
mystery shows that have been performed internationally. One of
his productions in Las Vegas was the Vegas premiere of the of
the New York hit musical Naked Boys Singing.
Jimmy has also continued his work with the
different charities he works for. In the past he has had a
chance to work with such stars as Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli,
Rip Taylor, Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight, George Wallace, Penn &
Teller, Clint Holmes and Breck Wall, just to mention a few.
(Liza Minnelli) is considered to be a genius
in his genre by international critics. To watch Frankie pay
tribute to stars such as Julie Andrews, Marilyn Monroe and Liza
Minnelli is an unforgettable experience.
Born in Havana, he immigrated with his parents to the US at an
early age and has become a star in the field of female
impersonation in both the American and Latin American worlds, as
well as making his mark in Europe and Asia.
From a very early age, Frankie entertained his friends, putting
on puppet shows, playing a small accordion and imitating
He prepared for a career on stage musically and physically.
Besides studying piano, he trained in theatre arts at Dade
Community College and was in the corps de ballet of Miami’s
Ballet Concerto Company.
In 1984, producers Irving and Kenneth Feld (Siegfried and Roy’s
Beyond Belief, Disney on Ice, Barnum ,
etc.) were so impressed with the amazing abilities of Frankie
Kein and Manuel Arte that they produced the extravaganza One
of a Kind to showcase their talents. One of a Kind
played for five consecutive years to full houses of delighted
audiences at the Marco Polo Hotel, becoming the longest running
show in Miami Beach. The show also played for a year at the
Desert Inn in Las Vegas.
Frankie’s tribute to Liza Minnelli, Forever Liza, played
to a tremendous response in over 20 theatres in South Florida.
In 2007 Frankie had the distinction of performing for Liza
Minnelli at an invitation-only gala held in her honor in Buenos
Aires, Argentina. Liza joined Frankie after the show and
embraced him warmly. When a delighted Frankie blurted out, “I
love you,” a smiling Liza replied, “I love you too!”
He has traveled extensively with his shows and performed in
major cities in the United States, including Las Vegas, Lake
Tahoe, Atlantic City, Chicago and New Orleans. His International
appearances include Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Cancún ,
Madrid, Copenhagen, Barcelona and many, many more, including
extensive tours of Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela.
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Rodriguez (Jennifer Lopez & Madonna), a native of
El Salvador, was raised in California from the age of 10, and
started his dance training at age 17. He studied at Santa Ana
College and the ADF School in North Carolina. While there he
performed works by David Dorfman, Donald McKayle, Gail Gilbert,
and Andrea Woods.
As his career progressed, he realized that
he had a knack for taking on and expressing characters and began
to hone his craft as a female impersonator.
Carlos has also performed works by Heather
Gillette as an American College Dance Festival Gala Finalist.
Other credits include performances with Dance Touring Ensemble
(Orange County), Notoriety Inc., Pasadena City Ballet, Collage
Dance Theatre, Ptero Dance Theater, APAP and Dancers Responding
to AIDS in NYC, and Fusion Dance Theatre.
Currently he is a member of Oni Dance and
Regina Klenjoski Dance Co., where he is a teacher for RKDC’s
residency and is a guest choreographer for SAC. Carlos was
recently nominated for the best male performer award by the
Beverly Hills Outlook.
A four-time Lester Horton Dance Award nominee, he won in 2006
for Best Male Performer.
makeup artist as well as a choreographer, he has become known
for his impressions of J-lo, Madonna, Pat Benatar and many