Semi-celebrity, international drag chanteuse, and petty criminal Varla Jean Merman crash lands her latest show at MA4 for a deep, probing exploration of the outer-reaches of good taste. When she realizes that her stardom here on Earth is imploding, ginger far-out space nut Varla Jean Merman blasts off into the Universe in search of alien life and complimentary cocktails. The hairiest sci-fi creation since The Planet of the Apes, Varla Jean Merman’s Big Black Hole jettisons the audience into the depths of questionable behavior in the far corners of the galaxy. Skilled in the ways of the force(d entry), the star of Project Runway and Ugly Betty, reenters the atmosphere with new songs, videos, space age costumes, and comedy turbo-charged by Jawa Juice. ADULT CONTENT
“…a first-rate singer and actor…awesome” – NEW YORK TIMES
Jeffery starred in the musical, Lucky Guy, opposite Leslie Jordan in NY at the Little Shubert in 2011 prompting The New York Times to rave, “If Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman had stood in front of the right pair of funhouse mirrors, they might have resembled Ms. Merman and Mr. Jordan in stature as well as comedic talent”. He played the role of Mary Sunshine in the revival of Chicago on Broadway and also made his network television debut on All My Children. In 2010 Jeffery won an Elliot Norton Award for Best Musical Performance in The Phantom of the OPRAH. ” He returned to Boston to star as Mother Superior in SpeakEasy Stage’s production of The Divine Sister by Charles Busch. He ‘s filmed three feature films, Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads, Girls Will Be Girls 2012, and most recently, Hush Up Sweet Charlotte, which will premiere at the Castro Theatre on October 28. He guest starred as Varla Jean on Ugly Betty in the final season of the show and was also featured on Bravo’s Project Runway Season 5 as the winning model for the show’s drag challenge.