Watch Bob The Drag Queen, Kornbread, Kyle Freeman, Elyn, and Anania Williams belt out this amazing medley of songs from A Strange Loop, playing through January 15 on Broadway.
Michael R. Jackson‘s buzzy show won big at the Tony Awards, earning our own RuPaul her first Tony Award among many other accolades.
A Strange Loop won big at the Tonys overall, as the show honored Jackson with a statue for Best Book of a Musical in addition to the top honor of the night. Before becoming one of the most nominated shows of the season, the musical was the recipient of five Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, six Outer Critics Circle honors, two Obie awards, one Off-Broadway Alliance Award, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical after debuting at Playwrights Horizons Theater in 2019.
The show has inspired a number of wonderful performances away from the Broadway stage, including a wonderful Tiny Desk over the summer:
The video was produced by medley maker Michael Korte and Bryson Camper. You may remember Korte’s fabulous medley of Muses from Hercules:
More recently, Korte put together this delightful Hamilton/Beyoncé mashup:
If you have not been paying attention:
A Strange Loop tells the story of a Black gay man named Usher who is trying to write a musical, also called A Strange Loop, about a Black gay man trying to write a musical. Michael R. Jackson’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical which will play its final Broadway performance on January 15, 2023.
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Image: YouTube /Michael Korte