CLUB INFERNO - BIOS
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David Bicha (Sister Aimee, Isadora Duncan) marks his Thrillpeddlers debut with Club Inferno. Over 23 years in performing in San Francisco, David’s appeared in Christmas With the Crawfords (five times), Dirty Little Showtunes! (3), Scalpel! The Musical, Scrumbly Koldewyn’s Die Wilde Buhne, The Andrews Sisters Hollywood Canteen, The Divine Sister and Dear Harvey, just to name a few. His performance is dedicated to his husband, David Mahr, with whom he’ll celebrate 20 years this September!
Steve Bolinger (Bandleader, Plato, guitar) is a multi-instrumentalist who has been studying and playing music since he was six and performing, composing and producing music for collaborations since age fourteen. In previous Thrillpeddlers productions he has performed on drums, bass, keyboard and guitar. He has even been known to croon a tune or two on stage, when he is not busy trying to remember his dialogue.
Leigh Crow (Mama Cass, Lucrecia Borgia) singer, actron, ukulele evangelist, graphic artist, songwriter, show tune queen and world renown female Elvis impersonator “Elvis Herselvis” is a 25 year veteran of the SF drag stage. This marks her 5th foray into peddling thrills with Thrillpeddlers. Leisure activities include singing with the bubble preservationist The Whoa Nellies and American process country band Velvetta. Leigh was seen recently in the documentary "To be Takei" as Captain Kirk. See this cunning stunt live in September and October in the all drag Star Trek Live at Oasis SF.
John Flaw (Virgil) is consumed by the desire to constantly perform on stages. It's a blessing and a curse. It all began with his acceptance into some of San Francisco’s finest youth theatre groups, such as SFArtsED and Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company, playing roles like The Boss in Side Show and Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Mr. Flaw played The Wolf in Ray of Light Theatre's 2013 production of Sondheim's Into The Woods. He made his Trillpeddlers debut in the title role in Shocktoberfest 14: Jack the Ripper and has since been a continuous member of the company appearing as Chang in Pearls Over Shanghai and other memorable roles. He has come to the conclusion that the world is a better place with a little song and dance (not to mention a bit of fake blood). When he's not busy hanging around The Hypnodrome, Flaw can be found singing and strumming a guitar for local drunk-folk band Vagabondage.
Barney Ford (Humble Pie, a demon) is making his Thrillpeddlers debut in 2015 and his first return to the stage in 11 years. He has been involved in theater since 1988 performing as Mr. Lowther in Convent of the Sacred Heart's production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brody, and has been thrilled with performing ever since. He is delighted to be working with such a talented array of freaks, and looks forward to many more shenanigans in the future. He thanks his wife, Frances, for all her love and support and dedicates this performance to her.
(Joan of Arc, Karen Carpenter) Marilynn began her performing career as a dancer with The Box Dance Troupe and Voice Farm's Oblong Rhonda. Choreography credits range from Artfull Circle's "Way Out West" to Teatro Zinzanni's "License to Kiss." Her dance inspirations are James Brown and Ann-Margret. She has performed several Sick & Twisted Players productions, including "The Cool Ones," "The Poseidon Adventure," Towering Inferno," and "Facts of Life Prom Night." She has been killed in every musical she's been in, including the evil warden in "Women's Prison Christmas," the evil Queen Alura in "Hillbillies on the Moon," and the evil nurse/bodyguard in "Scalpel! The Musical."
Noah Haydon is very excited to be back on the Thrillpeddlers stage having last appeared in Jewels of Paris. Favorite shows/roles include Cabaret (The Emcee), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Snoopy), Ragtime (Harry Houdini), Gypsy (Tulsa), A Chorus Line (Mark) and Pippin (Lewis), Pearls Over Shanghai (Petrushka), Shocktoberfest 14 (Salome, Chorine #1) and Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma (Sally Snack). Noah won the 2014 Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Choreography for Pearls Over Shanghai. He has done commercials for MTV, Long's Drug Store and Jamba Juice, as well as voice over work for Microsoft, Bagel Bites and Banana Republic. Noah would like to thank his talented cast, his friends, his family, and Bobby for all the love and support.
Zelda Koznofski (Judy Garland, Jayne Mansfield) has had the pleasure of performing in three of Thrillpeddlers' Shocktoberfest productions (Fear Over Frisco, Bride of Death, Jack the Ripper) and four Theater of the Ridiculous Cockettes revivals (Vice Palace, Hot Greeks, Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma, Pearls Over Shanghai). Other work includes PLether Production's yuletide pageant Ho Ho Holy Shit, rock opera Dumb Yourself Down, and independent film Humans Being. She can also be found trilling jazz standards with abandon in locales of dubious distinction all over the SF Bay Area. Zelda likes bacon.
Peggy L’Eggs a.k.a Matthew Simmons (Dante) has studied theater with the Guthrie Theatre and the National Theatre of Dublin, dance with the Minnesota Ballet, and music at the University of Minnesota. In 2012 he received Honorable Mention for Best Actress in the LA Downtown Film Festival for his role as a peg leg ballerina in The Glitter Emergency. In the Bay Area, Matthew has performed as a solo act for corporate functions from Google to Mercedes Benz. As drag persona Peggy L’eggs he is part of San Francisco’s premier drag band, PEPPERSPRAY as Lead Vocalist/Keyboards as well as performing in countless productions with Peaches Christ, most recently starring as Glen or Glenda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Odd and Fellatio Alden in The Witches of Eastbay at the Castro. His solo show Pink Ladies and Steak made its debut in the Sydney Arts Festival in Australia. Peggy is thrilled to be making her Thrillpeddlers debut with Club Inferno.
Lisa McHenry (Nasté, a fury) made her Thrillpeddlers debut, playing Venus, Marie Antoinette, and a naughty nurse in Jewels of Paris. She has recently been seen as a featured performer at MoonlightingSF with the Lowbrowopera (which she co-founded), as the Fortuneteller in the Altarena Playhouse’s production of Side Show and in the Redwood City Symphony’s production of Sweeney Todd. She also performs most nights in her one bedroom apartment/theatre; and her one-woman show Hey Neighbors!!! has made a strong impression with both critics and local law enforcement.
Tim Perdue (Salon, bass) hails from Ohio. He’s played music since early teens and performed semi-professionally in the Bay Area since the mid 90s; primarily in collaboration with Peter Fogel in the 90's local glam rock band Enrique and numerous rock musicals including the original production of Club Inferno in 2000 in the same role. Currently also working with Peter and Leigh Crow in the pop cover band The Whoa Nellies and with Ms. Crow along with Tommy Salami in the outlaw country cover band, Velvetta.
Tommy Salami (Sappho, drums) marks his Thrillpeddlers debut with Club Inferno. He is a member of local purveyors of hot, cheesy country music, Velvetta, with cast members Leigh Crow and Tim Perdue, and is a founder of the White Horse Inn's long running drag king show. Tommy is also a member of the cast of Oakland-based LGBT web series Dyke Central as Zack.
Birdie-Bob Watt (Musical Director, Xaron, keyboards) is a gadabout town and has been on the local scene for many years, performing in numerous San Francisco nightclubs, restaurants & theatres. Birdie has been a drag waitress at various cafés (winning Best of the Bay Hostess in 1997), and a disco denizen in many venues (Klubstitute, Nightclub Confidential, Trannyshack). Some of her memorable stage roles include Mary Haines in Jungle Red, Eve Harrington in Eve, and Christina in Christmas with the Crawfords, (all with Artfull Circle Theater) and Dante in Club Inferno, 2000. In 2009, The Bird joined the Thrillpeddlers during their 22-month initial run of Pearls Over Shanghai and since then has been a kingpin with the company, appearing in Hot Greeks, Vice Palace, Tinsel Tarts In A Hot Coma, Jewels Of Paris, and three Shocktoberfests ; Kiss Of Blood, Fear Over Frisco, and The Bloody Debutante. Birdie likes to play Wizard 101.
Carol Ann Walker (Teenä, a fury) has lived in San Francisco for 7 years and is so excited to become a part of the Thrillpeddlers! Some of her past credits include Side Show (Harem Girl, Vale Sister), RENT (Ensemble), The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), A Long Day's Journey Into Night (Cathleen) alongside Lee Meriwether, The Who's 'Tommy' (Ensemble), and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Philia). When not performing she runs Anthem Screen Printing (anthemprintingsf.com) with her husband and enjoys hiking around the Bay Area. She thanks her husband David for his support and the team at ASP.
Crystal Why (Frenchy, a demon) is a performer and artist from Philadelphia. She is absolutely thrilled to be in such an amazingly rock show and looks forward to wowing her friends. Crystal's alter ego, Cherry Anomaly, can be seen all over the city, but mostly at The Stud on Tuesday evenings for the avant-garde dragstravaganza known as Meow Mix. Crystal made her Thrillpeddlers debut last year as the assistant stage manager for Shocktoberfest 15: The Bloody Debutante. Many thanks to Jonathan, for his patience and understanding. Oh! And I love you!
Diogo Zavadzki (Vultû, a fury) is an actor, performer, singer, guitarist, songwriter and dancer. Born May 8, 1984, in Curitiba, Brazil. He started performing at the age of 5 when he started doing folk dancing in South Brazil. At the age of fifteen he started getting involved with ballroom dance and practicing the guitar often spending ten hours a day practicing before eventually joining bands where he found his passion for singing. He started Law School at the age of 19 but 5 years later he realized he couldn’t stay away from his art, even if he tied; a friend got him interested in theater classes and within a month he he became involved in a local theatre and hasn’t looked back for 9 years. Working with many companies in so many productions and now working with Thrilpeddlers where he’s performed in Pearls Over Shanghai and Shocktoberfest 15: The Bloody Debutante.