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of the most astonishing acts ever.
disbelief, uncanny and classy.
supreme consummate performer! New York Times
Bailey is one-of-a-kind, an authentic original!. . .
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..
exhibits exquisite comic timing as he delivers round after round
of ribald Tallulah-isms. . .
is first among the worlds seven wonders!. .
call Jim Bailey a female impersonator
is to call a finely polished
diamond just another lump of carbon. . .
Jim Bailey is one of the great showmen of our time, and this grand illusion is not to be missed!. . LA Weekly
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 worlds top venues including New Yorks Carnegie Hall, Londons 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. Baileys 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. Baileys 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:
Jim Baileys artistry is so special he was asked, by popular demand, to appear on:
Additional shows include:
Jim Bailey has also appeared on numerous specials including:
He has also appeared in motion pictures including, Vultures In Paradise, Blind Rage, The Surrogate and Woody Allens Zelig. Mr. Bailey has two best selling albums, Jim Bailey Live At Carnegie Hall and Voices which showcase his vocal talents. Mr. Baileys 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. Baileys 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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