Bianca Leigh is an actress, singer, and writer. Miss Leigh’s roles include Mary Ellen in the groundbreaking film Transamerica, the original Time/Wind in Taylor Mac’s theatre epic The Lily’s Revenge, and Franny Halcyon in the New York and San Francisco workshops for the musical Tales of the City. Bianca wrote and performed her acclaimed solo musical, BUSTED, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. BUSTED is the harrowing yet highly amusing tale of a young transwoman in 1980’s New York. Her breakthrough role was Livia Augusta in Theatre Askew’s I, Cladius, Live, directed by Tim Cusack. She appeared in Paul Lucas’ award-winning Trans Scripts, a verbatim theatre piece, at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival, and will reprise her role in the ART production of Trans Scripts in winter 2017. Miss Leigh played Dr. Rachel Sandow on this season of Law & Order: SVU.
Originally from Minnesota, Molly Ryman’s love affair with independent film and storytelling brought her to New York City where she was a part of a number of award winning films including New York Lately, A Horse With No Name, On Parole starring TJ Miller and the indie film favorite Ink and Steel.
Molly’s performance as Violet Kubelick in Things I Don’t Understand won her seven Best Actress awards and put her on the list of the “Top Female Performances” by the San Diego Reader. San Francisco Film Critic’s Circle President, Tim Sika called her performance “absolutely wonderful”. She also spent time in London where she worked with Brick and Pin Productions on the award-winning Red Black and quirky fan favorite Fluffy.
After 41 years in radio, Ted has landed over 100 roles in 11 years of Film, TV and National Commercials including those for Dish Network, Burlington Coat Factory, ESPN, Honda, The Cartoon Network and Jimmy Dean Breakfasts. His most recent roles include appearances in the feature film Strange Weather with Holly Hunter, guest starring on ABC TV’s Astronaut Wives Club, the Oscar nominated film Trumbo with Helen Mirren, The Magnificent 7 remake with Denzel Washington, The Big Short with Brad Pitt, and LBJ with Woody Harrelson.
The son of Sandy Mills and David Everett, Denton was born in Oklahoma City, OK and raised in Bethany, OK, where he grew up playing basketball and baseball as well as acting in plays and musicals. Denton received a full basketball scholarship to East Central University in Ada, OK where he was a four year starter and is third on the all-time ‘three pointers made in a career’ list. He graduated in 1998 as he earned a B.S. in Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice. Denton then moved to Dallas, TX where he studied acting in film and began his film/TV career. His film career includes twenty plus films, most notably, Desdemona: A Love Story, Rockabilly Baby, and The Lawless. He has also appeared in hit TV shows, such as The Leftovers, American Crime, Dallas and GCB. He currently lives in Austin, TX where he continues to work as an actor in film and television.
D.J. “Shangela” Pierce has had many television appearances, including Toddlers & Tiaras, Glee, Community, Terriers, Dance Moms, 2 Broke Girls, Detroit 187 and The Mentalist. He has also appeared in a commercial for Orbitz.
Shangela was featured as one of OUT Magazine's “Most Compelling People of 2011.” He also had a role in a short film, Body of a Barbie, which aired on BET and was a Top 7 National Finalist on the network's Lens on Talent series.
On 14 August 2013, Pierce was featured in the lyric video for Lady Gaga's single "Applause".
Willam Belli is an American actor, drag queen, and recording artist, who is known for his recurring role as transsexual Cherry Peck in Nip/Tuck and for being a contestant on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. In January 2011, he was featured in Rihanna's music video "S&M.”
In 2013, Belli released "Boy is a Bottom," which debuted at number six on Billboard's Comedy Digital Songs, selling 3,000 downloads in its first week. Belli was featured in Lady Gaga's lyric video for her single Applause. His other notable film roles include American Wedding, Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!, Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives, BloodRayne 3: The Third Reich, Girls Will Be Girls along with spots on TV’s Boston Public, Cold Case, The Shield, My Name is Earl, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Hot in Cleveland, and Glee. www.willambelli.com
Roy Haylock has had many theatrical starring roles that include Angel in Rent, the Emcee in Cabaret, and Miss Mazeppa in Gypsy. Roy performs improv comedy as his drag alter-ego Bianca Del Rio in cabarets and nightclubs across the country.
As Bianca, he’s appeared on Logo TV's "Dragtastic: One Night Standup comedy special and has hosted the annual Bourbon Street Costume Awards in Mardi Gras for over ten years. Most recently Bianca was crowned WINNER of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6.
On television, Bianca has appeared on MTV’s Mardi Gras from New Orleans with Britney Spears and Carson Daly, The Craig Kilborn Show, and Mardi Gras Unmasked on the Travel Channel.
Since her start on Saturday Night Live in 1999, Rachel Dratch's versatility has helped her build quite a list of memorable characters including Boston teen "Denise", the "Lovers" professors with Will Ferrell, junior high school student "Sheldon" and "Debbie Downer." In 2000, she and Tina Fey put on their two-woman show, Dratch & Fey, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. And in 2001, a short film that Dratch wrote, directed, and performed (The Vagina Monologues Monologues, also featuring Fey and SNL performer Amy Poehler) premiered at the New York Comedy Film Festival.
She has appeared in the movie Down With Love (with Ewan McGregor and Renée Zellweger). Her television appearances include Late Night with Conan O'Brien, CBS' King of Queens, and Third Watch. She went on to take supporting roles in the comedies Just Go With It (2011) and That's My Boy (2012).
Margaret Cho is an American comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially race and sexuality. She has created music videos and has her own clothing line of crotchless underwear for men and women.
Cho has also frequently supported LGBT rights and has won awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of women, Asians, and the LGBT community. As an actress, she has acted in such roles as Charlene Lee in It's My Party and John Travolta's FBI colleague in the action movie Face/Off. Cho was part of the cast of the TV series Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime Television, in which she appeared as Teri Lee, a paralegal assistant.