Josh Schonewolf is the co-creator of Bearlesque. He also has been performing for a year and a half. Along with burlesque star, Honeytree Evil Eye, he co-produces Philly’s only weekly burlesque show, Full Front Street. Together they also co-produce the Golden Tassel Jawns, Philly’s annual burlesque Oscars. Josh also produces Songbird, Miss Everything, Mr Everything, Bev’s Bitchfest, Sister Bear, etc. Josh’s spin-off show Daddy & Friends is Philly’s Monthly Boylesque Showcase, which is every 3rd Friday at L’Etage.
Connor Michalchuk is the host and co-creator of Philadelphia’s BEARlesque. He encompasses the camp of vaudeville with the tact and social grace of Rush Limbaugh. His hobbies include using Growlr on public transit, flirting with men he has no intention of sleeping with and hunting for daddy bears.
Turnpyke is a Philadelphia based boylesque performer who got his start in Bearlesque and has been performing for 2 years. You can catch his signature raunchy performance style and handmade costumes up and down the east coast. You can also find him Judging Mr. Everything at Tabu starting in June.
The Amazing Brettzo
Philadelphia’s Premier Fanboylesquer. He started in 2010 with Bravissimo Burlesque, as their Man at the Door. Shorty thereafter he twirled his moustache, tassels and assels onto the stage. Founder and co-producer of TBA Con, the Television Burlesque Art Convention, host of Brettzo’s Brouhaha and cast member of the Too Tease Traveling Theater Troupe. Currently, he is the #SelfDescibed President of Philadelphia BurlesqueHe is the Man, the Myth, the Moustache, the Amazing Brettzo!
BEV is Philadelphia’s Premier Christian Drag Queen. Crowned Miss Northeast Comedy Queen 2016, she went on to place 2nd at the National Miss Comedy Queen Pageant in Orlando. She has taken Philly’s drag scene by fire with her irreverent brand of humor, camp, and class! She hosts comedy, drag, and burlesque shows and produces of her own shows: Bev’s Bitchfest, See You in Hell, and Miss Boxed Wine Pageant. She is co-producer of the Annual Philly Beauty Ball, which has raised $14,000 for local LGBT charities.
Big Red is brand new in the Philly burlesque scene. He comes from a theatre performance background and is very excited to be expanding his horizons with Bearlesque. Be on the lookout for this high-flyer as he makes his name one kick split at a time!
After seducing an instructor, this former priest-in-training fled the seminary in search of fortune and fame. When he couldn’t find that, he turned to burlesque. Now Kristian Mingle is ready to act out all of your favorite fantasies…
Broody Valentino “The Teddy Bear With Claws”, A gentleman on and off stage, Broody enjoys challenging the concepts of masculinity and body image through the use of humor, sensuality, and style showing audiences that the big guys can sparkle with the best of them!
Kitty Devereaux is big, sassy, with lots of assy!!! Kitty has been active in the Philadelphia drag/burlesque scene since 2015, competing in various competitions and performing in different shows. An active member of Bearlesque, she promotes body positivity and self love!
Jesha is Bearlesque’s bussy-popping sex kitten. A singer, dancer, tapper, and comedian, he does it all, even in heels! The gayest and furriest thing you’ve seen since Furbies xo
Saynt Von Dean
Having joined bearlesque in 2104, Saynt Von Dean quickly became a fan favorite. His stage persona is vampy, seductive, and elegant. It is for certain that he is truly no “Saynt.
JaxKnife Complex “a garbage pail girl in a cabbage patch world.” Home is where the pants come off and well I guess that means I’m home pretty much where ever there’s a spotlight.
After a long week, Jay CoXXX trades his stethoscopes for jock straps and glitter. He earned the triple XXX reputation from killing the audience with his long legs… then reviving them with his mouth-to-mouth and mouth-to-**** skills. This bear isn’t afraid to dive in and get dirty
Jed Ryan is a burlesque artist who has performed at many hotpots in his native New York as well as in Philly with BEARLESQUE. Jed is also an award-winning freelance writer and photographer with a focus on LGBTQ issues since 1994. He says, “I want to make the audience laugh. I want to get the audience turned on. And if I can do both, my work is done!” He lives with his husband and their three “kids”: a skunk, a mongoose, and a leopard gecko.
Named after the bear in his favorite childhood storybook, Corduroy was born and raised in the quiet suburbs of Lancaster Pennsylvania. His loud and exuberant personality always felt out of place, so he moved to DC after high school, where he fell in love with drag artistry and performing. He’s a little S&M and a little punk rock, mixed with a whole lot of sex and sparkle.
Cliff Hanger is new to Bearlesque as he joined the troupe in March ’17. A full-time professional actor, you may have seen him in a number of film, TV, industrial, and commercial appearances far too preposterous to even mention, or you’ve seen him onstage in Philly or New York or somewhere in between. Or you’ve seen him in your most recent “My Dad’s Hot Friend” fantasy. Or not. Whatever.
Evil takes its human form in Gorg Lucas…just kidding that’s Regina George. Sweet and cubby, Lucas is always ready to perform and take the stage to melt the heart of the crowd
Carriage Return has been performing since, as a kid, he first draped himself in bed sheets and spun around the living room to epic movie soundtracks. Too big for the chorus, he’s here to fuck with your ideas of masculinity and leave you begging for more!!!
Pussy Von Wienermuff
Her name may be Pussy- but she’s one of the bears! She’s sexy, sweet and a tad sinister. If you didn’t love pussy before- you will after she teases and twirls and beats you at arm wrestling!