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Coco Peru

Award-winning Storyteller, Monologist, and Star of Stage and Screen Miss Coco Peru (aka Clinton Leupp), has engaged and humored audiences around the globe with her unique brand of humor. Coco loves to reminisce. In fact, she’s very good at it. In "An Intimate Evening with Coco Peru", Coco performs some of her favorite monologues and songs spanning her long career, as well as some new stuff too. Whether you’ve heard all or some of these stories, or if you’re a Coco virgin, come see why Lily Tomlin called Coco “one of the last great storytellers” and experience the trailblazing Queen who elevated drag whilst still wearing sensible heels.
Miss Coco Peru grew up in the Bronx and got his/her start as a downtown favorite in the cabaret world of New York City in the early 1990s.
On screen, Miss Coco is best known for her roles in Jim Fall's Fineline feature film trick (Sundance 1999) and Richard Day's IFC feature-length comedy Girls Will Be Girls. For this film Coco shared the Best Actress Award with co-stars Jeffery Roberson and Jack Plotnick, at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival and the Best Actor Award at Outfest Film Festival. Other films: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; and Straight-Jacket. In the Disney animated feature The Wild, Coco voiced Mamma Hippo! She just completed shooting the highly-ish anticipated sequel to Girls Will Be Girls, which is expected to be released this summer.
TV appearances include: How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development, Twins, Will & Grace, New York Undercover, Detroit 1-8-7, and an Orbitz commercial that was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. On BRAVO, Coco has been seen on Boy Meets Boy, Bravo’s Sexiest Moments in Film, Welcome to the Parker and Watch What Happens Live. Coco also has appeared on LOGO in two stand-up comedy specials: Wisecrack and Dragtastic.
Coco’s live, solo shows include: Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret, Miss Coco Peru: A Legend in Progress (’92 MAC and Bistro Award), Miss Coco Peru at the Westbeth Theatre (’95 MAC Nomination), Miss Coco Peru's Liquid Universe (‘98 GLAAD Nomination), Miss Coco Peru's Universe (’99 LA GLAAD Nomination), Miss Coco Peru’s Glorious Wounds…She’s Damaged (’01 LA GLAAD Nomination) Miss Coco Peru is Undaunted (’04 GLAAD Award Winner, Ovation Nomination), UGLY COCO, Miss Coco Peru: THERE COMES A TIME, and Coco Peru: SHE’S GOT BALLS (which she performed for Team Long Beach in 2013). These shows have been performed to sold out audiences in Theatres, Clubs, Restaurants, Ballrooms, Yachts, Living Rooms, Backyards, Nudist Camps and Cabarets throughout the US and abroad.
Coco hosts an ongoing, live series of shows at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Renberg Theater called Conversations With Coco, in which Coco interviews and celebrates the lives and careers of the LGBT community's favorite icons. Miss Peru's guests have been the amazing Bea Arthur, the sassy Lainie Kazan, drag legend Mr. Charles Busch, the beautiful Lesley Ann Warren, the indomitable Karen Black, and the legendary Lily Tomlin. She is also available for children's parties!
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