Drag debutante


Hedda Lettuce, the six-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner (HX magazine), has received national acclaim for her poised characters, startling satire and original music. Hedda lures you into the funniest scenarios on stage with her ultra-candid, shimmering wit.

Drag-debutant, Miss Lettuce, has established herself as New York City’s premiere queen in classic cabaret venues such as Caroline’s on Broadway, FEZ and her classic movie night at the Clearview Chelsea. She has worked on such networks as Comedy Central, MTV and HBO, and in a handful of off-broadway plays. Hedda’s comedy projects include her stand-up tour deforce, The Hedda Lettuce Show; The Dixie Chicks with Dicks, the country-singing drag trio; and Lettuce Rejoice, the annual Chelsea holiday spectacular.

Hedda has appeared with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Madonna on such television shows as Project Runway, Sex and the City, 20/20 with Barbara Walters, the MTV Movie Awards, The Dave Chapelle Show, and Oprah. Hedda’s film appearances include, The Look(Carol Alt), and Too Wong Foo. She starred along with Mink Stole in the play, Sleeping with Straight Men. She has also had the pleasure of working with high-profile charity events (Broadway Bares).

Steven Polito knew when he created the character of Hedda Lettuce she needed not only a look—but a voice. Polito says, "Most people think Drag Queens lip-synch, not Hedda, she uses her own voice, has her own identity." 

Hedda's ability to create hilarious stories out of mundane situations is uproariously funny. The New York Times calls Hedda a "Satirist... Singer-impressario..." The Advocate hails her as "One of the best and brightest under thirty."