Honorary Award – Sherry Vine

Long before RuPaul’s Drag Race and ages before drag queens became the YouTube and Instagram sensations they are today, there was Sherry Vine.
Raised Amish, at 16, Vine learnt she was both Jewish and adopted. She then ran away from home and became a “showgirl”.
She headed to NYC and in 2002, began performing as a drag queen who would sing her own songs live, as well as embarking on a diverse career that included appearing in a variety of successful Off-Broadway plays, cabaret and club shows, and roles in film and television series including Wigstock, Stonewall, Bruce LaBruce’s Raspberry Reich, Squeezebox, and dozens of other films.
Sherry Vine shot to international superstardom thanks to her YouTube channel that’s been active for the past 12 years, where she regularly shares parodies of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and other pop singers’ greatest hits. Her videos have been viewed by millions worldwide and have taken her act all over the world – the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Iceland, Austria, Hungary, Romania, France, Finland, Estonia, Canada, as well as every state across the US.
Despite her tremendous success, Sherry has always kept both feet on the ground. She is a regular fixture at LGBT fundraisers and has mentored many young drag queens.
This is Sherry Vine’s third visit to TLVFest. Sherry Vine has taken her one-woman show globally, which also happens to be Bianca del Rio’s opening act. She also tours with Joey Arias and Jackie Beat, and will be joined by the latter at this year’s festival for an exciting performance of their successful stage show, Battle of the Bitches & a special master class on Saturday, June 8, 6pm.