Pride Myrtle Beach is excited to welcome Coco Peru to the Theatre of the Republic for her one woman show: Coco Peru is Bitter Bothered & Beyond for the Opening Night Show to kick off The Official Myrtle Beach Pride in the Park Festival 2022.
Miss Coco Peru (aka Clinton Leupp) has been a household name in the LGBT community for over 30 years. She got her start in the early 90’s as a downtown favorite in the cabaret world of New York after she wrote, produced, and starred in her first show, Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret, and has since enjoyed an expansive career, ranging from intimate cabaret stages in New York and LA, to television sets in millions of living rooms. She’s toured around the world, has over 12 million views on YouTube, and has been in multiple cherished films, garnering multiple awards and nominations for her work.
A veteran of numerous feature films including trick, To Wong Foo…, and the cult classic Girls Will Be Girls and television shows Will and Grace (in a recurring role), How I Met Your Mother, and Arrested Development. Coco’s voice can currently be heard in the animated Netflix Series, DEAD END: Paranormal Park
Coco is a viral sensation on social media platforms: Instagram and YouTube as well as hosting Casa Coco (a monthly streaming show during covid lockdown)
Coco has received worldwide acclaim for her award-winning solo shows that she’s starred in, written, produced, and directed, as well as her remarkable series of tributes to great performers, Conversations with Coco, in which she conducted live career retrospective interviews with such luminaries as Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Liza Minnelli, Lesley Ann Warren, Allison Janney, and the late Bea Arthur.
Coco’s long history of passionate activism, unflagging support of the LGBT community, and fierce dedication to AIDS-related charities earned her the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Board of Directors Award, presented to her by Zachary Quinto.