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One of the most astonishing acts ever”. . .
San Francisco Chronicle

Defies disbelief, uncanny and classy”. . .
London Times

Overwhelming…hypnotic... A supreme consummate performer!New York Times

Jim Bailey is one-of-a-kind, an authentic original!”. . .
Los Angeles Times

Watching Bailey is like watching Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain, Robert Morse as Truman Capote or Julie Harris as Emily Dickinson.  His work is in that class.”. . .
Boston Globe

Bailey exhibits exquisite comic timing as he delivers round after round of ribald Tallulah-isms”. . .
Daily News

Bailey is first among the world’s seven wonders!. . .
Massachusetts Daily

To call Jim Bailey a female impersonator…is to call a finely polished diamond just another lump of carbon”. . .
Atlantic City Press

Jim Bailey is one of the great showmen of our time, and this grand illusion is not to be missed!”. . LA Weekly

 

Jim  Bailey Head Shot

JUDY, BARBRA & PEGGY


CARNEGIE HALL – NINE TIMES
- THE LONDON PALLADIUM
- THE SUPER BOWL
- THE OLYMPICS
LAS VEGAS – FIVE TIME ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

 

 

Jim Bailey loves to perform and has done so for many years. He made his debut in the Las Vegas entertainment scene in 1970. He is a character actor who sings, and is still going strong thirty years later!

Jim Bailey, internationally acclaimed singer, character actor, comedian, has been spellbinding audiences for years. He has appeared in the world’s top venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Palladium, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, and over sixteen main showrooms in the top casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Mr. Bailey has elevated the art of character acting to heights never seen previously or since.

An accomplished singer (with an operatic background from Philadelphia Conservatory of Music), as well as a brilliant make-up artist, Mr. Bailey spends numerous hours preparing for each show. In doing so, he is able to recreate the visual presence and vocal techniques of the legendary ladies he brings to the stage. His acting skill, combined with his mastery of voice, make-up, and costumes, put him in a class all his own. The many high points of Mr. Bailey’s career include command performances for Prince Charles and Princess Diana (December 1992), H.M. Queen Elizabeth, and four U.S. Presidents. Mr. Bailey performed, in the very special recreation of the Mother and Daughter Concert, as Judy Garland alongside Liza Minnelli. Minnelli stated in the introduction that, “Angels gave [Jim] a special talent…” Another highlight includes Mr. Bailey’s performance as Barbra Streisand for Barbra Streisand, in which she led the standing ovation at the conclusion of the performance.

Mr. Bailey has starred in character roles (many of which were created especially for him) on nearly eighty leading television programs. These include:

Ally McBeal
Hart to Hart
Here’s Lucy
Switch
Night Court
The Rockford Files
Vegas

Jim Bailey’s artistry is so special he was asked, by popular demand, to appear on:

The Tonight Show
(14 times)
Ed Sullivan Show
Merv Griffin Show
The Carol Burnett Show
The Joan Rivers Show

Additional shows include:

Good Morning America
The Today Show
CNN
E-Entertainment Network
Howard Stern’s Radio Show
Entertainment Tonight

Jim Bailey has also appeared on numerous specials including:

The Super Bowl
The Olympics
Bob Hope Specials
The People’s Choice Awards
The Tony Awards

 

Jim with Ally McBeal Cast

He has also appeared in motion pictures including, “Vultures In Paradise”, “Blind Rage”, “The Surrogate” and Woody Allen’s “Zelig”. Mr. Bailey has two best selling albums, “Jim Bailey Live At Carnegie Hall” and “Voices” which showcase his vocal talents. Mr. Bailey’s theatrical work include “Tallulah & Tennessee”, “Me And Jezebel”, “Mae West At The Club El Fey”, “Nightclub Confidential”, “Jeffrey”, “The Boyfriend”, “The Diary Of Anne Frank”, “Bells Are Ringing”, “The Cave Dwellers” and “Fragile Fire” (directed by Paul Winfield). From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Bailey performed in his theater (The Jim Bailey Theater) in Palm Springs.

Jim Bailey has received numerous awards for his artistry. These include the Peoples Choice Award, Las Vegas Performer of the Year (five time recipient), the International Press Association Award (two time recipient), the Variety Club Award, and numerous other theater awards and honors. Mr. Bailey’s charitable work includes benefits for the American Cancer Society, the Heart Fund, Multiple Sclerosis, Handicapped Children and AIDS organizations throughout the world.

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