Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner invite you to My Trip Down The Pink Carpet, written by and starring Leslie Jordan, a laugh-out-loud take on Hollywood, fame, addiction, gay culture, and learning to love oneself.
A theatrical romp -- from small-town USA to the pink carpet of Hollywood -- My Trip Down The Pink Carpet tells the unlikely tale of one of America's true comic icons. Raised in a conservative family in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Leslie Jordan boarded a Greyhound bus bound for L.A. with $1,200 sewn into his underpants and never looked back. His pocket-sized physique and inescapable talent for high camp paved the way to a big career in commercials and on television. Along the way he immersed himself in writing for the stage, and his one-man testimonials have become cult hits. But with success came dangerous temptations that threatened his career and life.
With hundreds of television shows, films and commercials to his credit, Leslie has become a familiar face on the entertainment scene. He is the 2006 Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his delicious portrayal of "Beverley Leslie" on "Will and Grace." Television audiences will also remember Leslie in recurring roles on "Ugly Betty," "Boston Legal," "Hidden Palms," and "Reba."
12 Week Limited Engagement directed by David Galligan.
Produced by Bruce Robert Harris, Jack W. Batman, Dennis Grimaldi, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Jean McFaddin-Susan Falk, Daniel Wallace, D. Michael Dvorchak-Jim McLaughlin.
This production is sponsored by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.