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LIVE from the NYPL: RuPaul | Paul Holdengräber

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RuPaul's Drag Race host and cultural icon RuPaul joins Paul Holdengräber for a conversation about all things drag and beyond. Or, as RuPaul himself might say, "the library is open."

RUPAUL Charles was crowned “The Queen of Manhattan” in 1989. In 1992, RuPaul achieved international fame with the hit song “Supermodel (You Better Work)," and scored another hit the following year with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” his duet with Elton John. In all, RuPaul has made 11 solo albums, including the latest, Realness. RuPaul received a seven-year contract as “the first face” of M.A.C. Cosmetics, becoming the first person in drag to do so. In addition to being the host of VH1’s The RuPaul Show and host and Executive Producer for Logo TV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race (now in its seventh season), RuPaul has appeared in over 50 films and television sitcoms. He has also hosted the morning radio show for WKTU, and currently hosts the podcast What’s the Tee? With Michelle Visage. His books include Workin’ It and Lettin’ It All Hang Out. He splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles.

A note to our patrons: LIVE from the NYPL programs begin promptly at 7p.m. We recommend arriving twenty minutes before the scheduled start time to get to your seats. In order to minimize disturbances to other audience members, we are unable to provide late seating.

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LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.

The 10th Anniversary of LIVE from the NYPL is sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

Financial Times is the media sponsor of LIVE from the NYPL's Spring 2015 season. 

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