Varla Jean Merman's
"...an evening of magical entertainment that will make you proud to be in the presence of a genius before she's so famous that you can't stand to hear about her anymore." – Dallas Voice
- Wednesdays – May 1 & 8, 2013 • 8pm
- Thursdays – May 2 & 9, 2013 • 8pm
- Fridays – May 3 & 10, 2013 • 9pm
- Saturdays – May 4 & 11, 2013 • 9pm
- Sundays – May 5 & 12, 2013 • 7pm
Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman starred in the musical Lucky Guy opposite Leslie Jordan in NY at the Little Schubert last spring prompting The New York Times to rave, "If Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman had stood in front of the right pair of funhouse mirrors, they might have resembled Ms. Merman and Mr. Jordan in stature as well as comedic talent".
He played the role of Mary Sunshine in the revival of Chicago on Broadway and also made his network television debut on All My Children. In 2010 Jeffery won an Elliot Norton Award for Best Musical Performance in The Phantom of the OPRAH. He has also starred as Mother Superior in SpeakEasy Stage's production of The Divine Sister by Charles Busch.
Jeffery recently completed shooting the feature films Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads and Girls Will Be Girls 2012. He guest starred as Varla Jean on Ugly Betty in the final season of the show and was also featured on Bravo's Project Runway Season 5 as the winning model for the show's drag challenge.