Legendary NYC drag performer turned transgender actress, Candis Cayne will be hosting Le Bal at the Ace Hotel Friday, October 23rd at 8pm.
Let us give you the tea!
Candis Cayne starred in ABC's prime time drama, Dirty Sexy Money. This role made her the first transgender actress to play a recurring transgender character on primetime television, like wow. This was back in '07 long before Jenner's announcement and show I am Cait. Candis has gone on to appear in Caitlyn's E! documentary as gal pal, confidant and rumored girlfriend. The rumor she later straighten on Access Hollywood stating "Caitlyn and I are really good friends. I really love her a lot, and it's been amazing being by her side through this whole process."
Before all of the shows and dating tattle Candis was known for her drag performances. She would routinely triple pirouette in four-inch heels and had the most mesmerizing Barbra Streisand "No More Tears (Enough is Enough) act. This quickly led to cabaret performances where she would take her show onto the New York streets climbing onto cabs while audiences gathered in awe. These moments were epic! It's too bad we didn't have instagram to capture those moments back then. This is why she is the perfect person to Host Le Bal at the Ace Hotel.
Le Bal is a drag extravaganza that pays tribute to sixty years of variety entertainment. Produced by Cesar Hawas and Carly Usdin with the Ace Hotel, Le Bal aims to bring back the art of drag to a legitimate stage and introduce it to a bigger audience. The one night only spectacular will feature RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Raja season 6 runner-up Courtney Act, and fan favorites Willam Belli, Mariah Balenciaga and Delta Work. This is gonna be magic! DJ Kim Anh will be spinning. Grab them tickets boys! We wonder if pal Cait will come out and support?
Le Bal takes place Friday, October 23rd at 8pm at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (929 South Broadway, Los Angeles). $20- $40 tickets are available now at the theatre’s box office or online at www.acehotel.com/le-bal.