Chad Michaels is a drag performer and Cher impersonator. He was the runner up of the fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and was the winner of RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race season one.
Chad Michaels was born in Los Angeles, California but grew up in San Diego. Chad Michael is his birth first name and middle name, he added an s to create his drag name, Chad Michaels. His last name is not known. His drag mother was popular San Diego performer Hunter, who was also known for impersonating Cher.
Michaels originally went by the drag name “Brigitte Love.” Michaels chose to perform under his own name after working at “An Evening at La Cage” in Las Vegas, which required the drag queens to use male stage names.
In 2010, Michaels competed in the first California Entertainer of the Year pageant, becoming first alternate to winner Shangela.
Michaels produces and performs with the Dreamgirls Revue, the longest running female impersonation show in California. Performers in the Dreamgirls Revue include RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Delta Work, Detox, Morgan McMichaels, Raja, Shannel, and Venus D-Lite. Morgan McMichaels is Chad Michaels’ drag daughter, from whom he took his last name.