SHOOT : Chad Michaels performs as Cher.
Chad Michaels’ career as one of the world’s premier Cher Impersonators now spans two decades of acclaim and has seen him collaborate with and entertain industry favourites such as Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Cyndi Lauper, Gene Simmons, RuPaul, and even the Diva Herself, Cher.
Chad’s career highlights in the art of Celebrity Impersonation include engagements with Norbert Aleman’s Las Vegas and London productions of “An Evening at La Cage”, Jimmy Emmerson’s South American production of “La Cage Follies”, and Dan Gore’s ICONS productions in California. Chad is a favorite of booking and talent agents alike and has been featured on such television productions as “The Cher E! True Hollywood Story”, “The Cher A&E Biography”, MAD TV, Women’s Murder Club, Kath & Kim, and “The Comedy Central Gene Simmons Celebrity Roast”, and E! Talk Soup to mention a few.
In 2011, Chad competed in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 on the LOGO Network and achieved a Top 3 position in the Race. Chad was praised by RuPaul for “…elevating this competition forever…” and was cast as Professor Chad Michaels in RuPaul’s Drag U Season 3! In 2012, Chad ultimately took the title of “Queen of Queens” in the RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race Season 1, winning the competition and earning the first spot in The RuPaul’s Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Currently, Chad produces and performs with the longest running Female Impersonation show in California, The Dreamgirls Revue, and travels extensively touring nationally and internationally as a proud representative of RuPaul’s Drag Race.