Photograph: "Miss Sammy as Barbara Streisand" (1999)

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Title

Photograph: "Miss Sammy as Barbara Streisand" (1999)

Description

Photograph of Miss Sammy as Barbara Streisand by Loc Robertson. Photograph replicating movie poster format and was taken at Parliament House, Orlando.

Sam Singhaus or known as Miss Sammy was born on July 20th, 1958 in Akron, Ohio and currently resides in Orlando, Florida. Singhaus moved to New York City at age 19 to study dance and received a job within U.S. Terpsichore Ballet Co. and danced in shows at Radio City for several years, including a pre-Broadway national tour of Steven Brides for Seven Brothers and LaCage aux Folles where he had to perform in drag. Due to its closing, Singhaus came back to Orlando and opened the first “mixed” club in downtown, called Big Bang which facilitated a space for artists, actors, and creative types to hang out around the late 1980’s. When the club closed, he along with a group from South Beach open the Firestone Club, where started to perform in drag on a weekly basis. Prior to his drag persona, Singhaus performed different characters. Due to advertising however, Singhaus would eventually choose the name Miss Sammy in honor to Paul Wegman, who was a friend and MC at Parliament House as Miss P. Although never participated in a formal pageant, Singhaus has helped April Fresh (Loc Robertson) in creating the Comedy Queen pageants and has hosted game shows, karaoke, bingo, special events, and fundraisers all over Orlando. In addition, Singhaus also sings live which allows most of his shows to involve comedy and Broadway musicals. He states that “it’s all about making people laugh and have a good time.”

Sponsored by the Cactus Club, "Men in Heels 2000" was a calendar tribute to iconic American stars which featured local female impersonators. Profit obtained was given to The Serenity House Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Creator

Loc Robertson Photography

Source

Drag Album, Men in Heels 2000 Calendar Album

Publisher

Illusions in Revue & Ritzy Rags

Contributor

Rodriguez, Alexis

Rights

Images may be used for educational purposes only.
Image credit: Image courtesy of LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida.
For all other purposes please email: floridalgbtqmuseum@gmail.com

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Photograph

Coverage

Orlando

Date Available

8/1/2019

Date Created

1999

Rights Holder

LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida

Files

Men in Heels 2000 Miss Sammy.jpg

Citation

Loc Robertson Photography, “Photograph: "Miss Sammy as Barbara Streisand" (1999),” LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida - Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2022, https://floridalgbtqmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/603.

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