Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna!

Why book Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna!?

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Michael L. Walters is the longest-running Dame Edna Impersonator in the US performing with the blessing of Dame Edna Creator Barry Humphries. Not to mention he is the only Dame Edna impersonator in the world who wears replicas of Dame Edna's fabulous shimmering gowns!

Michael's stage production is a full-scale homage to Dame Edna's Broadway extravaganza, featuring Edna's signature comedy and musical numbers. For private bookings, Walters tailors the performance for you! Details you provide about your guests and family will serve as a hilarious surprise as Edna "shares" those details during the show!

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Michael Walters as Dame Edna is Dead On.

Michael Walters Dame Edna show is the real deal. From the colourful enchanting frocks, perfect makeup and hair ( he looks exactly like the Dame herself) to his perfect impersonation skills. Quick witted. Adjust the show to the surroundings. A laugh a minute. I saw 3 shows and all where different depending on the audience. A true pro. Our club is in mexico www.elpianiorojo.com and a unique experience for any performer and Micheal made it seem effortless. Lovely to work with and his show is simple to produce. He made it easy for us all. People are still talking about his appearnce months later and we will have him back. This show and man is a 10 in all ways.

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Reviewer: Mark R.
Organization: El Pianostab Rojo
Event: Bar/Lounge in Seattle, WA
Event Date: Jan 10, 2014
Hired As: Dame Edna Impersonator

Thought it was the real "Dame Edna".........

Had there been aisles (instead of tables), we'd have been
rolling in them. Everyone had a terrific time, thanks to Michael
Walter. A "Must See".

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Reviewer: Marlene S.
Organization: Four Seasons Club
Event: Private Party in Delray Beach, FL
Event Date: Oct 23, 2011
Hired As: Dame Edna Impersonator

He Brought the House Down!

Michael was a total joy to work with and as professional as they come. From setup to sound check to working the crowd post show he couldn't have been a better entertainer. A real "no-drama" kind of guy!

In the end - the proof is in the performance. Michael has a superior ability to read and work the crowd, know just who to play and how far to go. His wit is razor sharp and his vocals brought the house down. We want Michael back in Saratoga in 2012!

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Reviewer: Jeffrey W.
Organization: The Mansion of Saratoga LLC
Event: Concert Venue in Saratoga Springs, NY
Event Date: Aug 11, 2011
Hired As: Dame Edna Impersonator

Response from Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna!:

And I'll be there with bells on! What a pleasure and a joy!

The Highlight of our first pride event!

I booked Michael Walters to perform his show "A Royal Audience as Dame Edna" as the finale to our gay pride event here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The show was hilarious, witty and classy! The moment Michael Walters stepped on stage the laughs were nonstop! Michael is a comic wonder and an outstanding singing voice! Only 2 days after his performance and we have already booked him for next years pride! I have lived in Key West and Provincetown and Michael Walters is by far one of the best!

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Reviewer: Cory H.
Organization: OBX Pridefest
Event: Club/Nightclub in Kill Devil Hills, NC
Event Date: Jun 26, 2011
Hired As: Dame Edna Impersonator

Review by Roger S.

We had never seen any version of Dame Edna before and had a wonderful time. The show was funny, biting and a tad delightfully naughty. Absolutely loved the spontaneity of the show and the interaction with the audience.

Tip--if you don't want to interact with Dame Edna (i.e. be picked on) avoid the first few rows. If you want to have a lot of fun--DO SIT in the first few rows! AND DON'T BE LATE!!!!

A very nice bonus--Michael Walters' male singing voice was dynamite!

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Reviewer: Roger S.
Event: Concert Venue in Arlington, MA
Event Date: Jan 22, 2011

Review by Jay H.

A review by Jay Handelman for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune newspaper
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"I'm not usually a fan of tribute shows, in which one performer impersonates and recreates the act of a more famous star.
But I may have to make an exception for Michael Walters, who does a canny impersonation of Dame Edna Everage in his funny one-man (or is that one-woman) show, "A Royal Audience with Dame Edna Starring Michael Walters," at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre through Sunday.

There's a lot of impersonating going on here, because Dame Edna is actually the cross-dressing creation of Australian actor Barry Humphries, who has played her for more than 50 years, turning Edna from an average housewife into a glittery, mauve-haired, international megastar.

...Walters makes you believe he is Dame Edna, from the glittery dresses and huge eyeglasses to the screechy, accented voice and curling lip that seems to snarl in reaction to audience comments.

She talks about her celebrity friends and her strange relations with her three children, sings a bit and tries to help audience members with their problems.

Those audience interactions distinguish Walters from other celebrity impersonators, who can spend an evening just telling jokes or singing songs in the style of the original.

But Dame Edna's shows are always filled with improvisational elements built on interviews with audience members. That is where Walters excels with a quick wit, even if he sometimes spends too much time with people trying to be funny themselves...Walters always keeps the laughs coming."

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Reviewer: Jay H.
Event: Concert Venue in Sarasota, FL
Event Date: Jan 5, 2011

Review by Marie J. K.

A review by Marie J. Kilker for totaltheatre.com
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"The closest thing to enjoying Dame Edna Everage’s outrageous comedy on Broadway is to laugh ‘til you cry over Michael L. Walters’ Dame Edna...In the second half, Dame Edna uses actual questions from you -- no canned come-ons or predictable answers. But clever ones. Walters makes you confident s/he has heard it all. Yet, being in a new context, everything’s fresh... Feathery and in flaming red sequins, the purple-haired Royal Dame enters radiating charm as well as abundant rhinestone blazes. Despite her warm glow toward her “possums” (audience), she doesn’t lack discipline... No wonder Michael L. Walters is approved by Barry Humphries, creator of Dame Edna Everage, to portray her."

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Reviewer: Marie J. K.
Event: Concert Venue in Sarasota, FL
Event Date: Jan 5, 2011

Review by Donald W. M.

Dear Michael,
I just wanted to thank you personally for the wonderful performance at my birthday party. What a surprise it was and a pleasant one. Your performance made the entire party. I have gotten multiple calls from guests that were delighted with your performance. Your singing was wonderful and the personal comments right on. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You truly made my birthday one I will never forget.

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Reviewer: Donald W. M.
Event: Birthday Party in West Palm Beach, FL
Event Date: Nov 9, 2010
Hired As: Dame Edna Impersonator

Review by Ken B.

As the President of the Southeast Regional Gay Men's Health Summit, it was my great pleasure and delight to have Dame Edna be our MC to almost 500 Health Summit participants from all over the US with several other entertainers. We were all laughing and really enjoyed the show she put on. We would like to have her back next year when we have it in Atlanta!

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Reviewer: Ken B.
Organization: Southeast Regional Gay Men's Health Summit, Inc
Event: Private Party in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Event Date: Sep 25, 2009
Hired As: Dame Edna Impersonator, Emcee

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 20 - 160 minutes
  • Fee: Varies depending upon event type and duration.
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: AEA (Union Has No Bearing On This Impersonation)

Overview

Edna is the perfect complement to a wide range of venues and occasions! Walters is a world-class stage veteran and can accommodate your needs like a pro! Both Edna and her assistant will work with you before and during the event to ensure the best possible experience.

Additional Booking Notes

Please contact us for a performance rider/ tech list. Very little is required for "Meet and Greet" bookings.

Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna!

As an award-winning celebrity impersonator, Michael L. Walters hilarious portrayal of Comedy Icon Dame Edna Everage has taken him all over the US and Canada to appear at various corporate and private functions and major entertainment events from Las Vegas to Calgary, Alberta Canada. Michael has the distinction and honor of having the blessing and approval of Dame Edna manager/creator Barry Humphries and is the longest running tribute artist in the US that has that distinction. Barry himself has hailed Michael's performance as Edna as "Spectacular!" Michael's meticulous attention to Dame Edna's character, voice, outrageous wardrobe and trademark wisteria hair have caused audiences across the nation to mistake him for Dame Edna herself. Michael's ability to improv in character and to interact and hold court with audiences of all kinds in any situation, makes his Edna the best and most accurate likeness of Dame Edna you'll book in the nation.

Michael's Dame Edna the only Dame Edna tribute artist in the US that wears incredible replicas of Dame Edna's showstopping frocks!
Take a look at the photo gallery at the incredible detail!

Michael's shows include beautifully orchestrated songs (which he sings LIVE) of many of Dame Edna's Comedic signature songs (Losing My Mind, Send In The Clowns, I Will Survive and MORE!

Michael can give your audiences his full-length show: A Royal Audience with Dame Edna" - a 90 minute extravaganza with spectacular musical numbers, audience participation, stand-up as Dame Edna and a floral-flinging gladiola finale, accompanied by our "Flying Projection" multimedia set!

As a performer, Michael has appeared in over 75 musicals and dozens of other dramas and comedies from Neil Simon to Shakespeare. Michael has performed for audiences across the country in some of the nation's finest regional theatres as well as for thousands of people a day at Walt Disney World. At Disney, Michael had the honor of appearing for three years in the longest running musical show in the history of the American Stage: The Hoop Dee Doo Revue, which has been continually running at Walt Disney World for 35 years. Michael was an original cast member of FINDING NEMO: THE MUSICAL, originating the role of Bruce the Shark. Michael has toured nationally as a soloist with the Mantovani Orchestra and with Troupe America's BABES IN TOYLAND.

Some of Michael's favorite roles include Max Bialystock in THE PRODUCERS, Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Albin/Zaza in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, The Padre in MAN OF LA MANCHA, The Governor of Texas in THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Nicely-Nicely Johnson in GUYS AND DOLLS, Thomas Andrews in TITANIC:THE MUSICAL, Mr. Enoch Snow in CAROUSEL, Jud Fry in OKLAHOMA!, Luther Billis in SOUTH PACIFIC, Professor Harold Hill in THE MUSIC MAN, and Pap Finn in BIG RIVER, to name a few.

In addition to Dame Edna, Michael is also widely recognized for his spot-on impersonation of The Legendary Jackie Gleason - Gaining the blessing of the Gleason estate and the friendship of the late, great Gleason choreographer and sister-in-law, June Taylor. Michael has performed as "The Great One" many times on the stage of Miami Beach's Jackie Gleason Fillmore Theatre. For his recreation of Jackie Gleason's portrayal of Uncle Sid in the TONY-winning musical TAKE ME ALONG, Michael was nominated for the prestigious South Florida Carbonell Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Currently, Michael resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he performs regularly as both Gleason and Dame Edna, in addition to performing his one-man comedic semi-autobiographical show: MR.BROADWAY.

The team providing the talent:

Doug Lucas

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Set List

The full performance features Broadway favorites and Dame Edna's original musical numbers!

Influences & Inspiration

Dame Edna Everage! Who else?

Setup Requirements

(A microphone/ sound system is required for performance bookings.)

No technical specs for meet/greets.

Please contact for performance rider/ tech list.

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