Chad Michaels

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Chad Michaels
Chad Michaels as Cher.jpg
Michaels as Cher
Born (1971-03-20) March 20, 1971 (age 47)
Residence San Diego, California U.S.
Occupation Drag performer, Cher impersonator
Years active 1995 – present
Known for RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars winner; runner-up on season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Website "Chad Michaels Official Website". Archived from the original on April 10, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2017.

Chad Michaels is an American drag performer and professional Cher impersonator. He was the runner-up of the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and the winner of the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars.

Early life

Michaels was raised in San Diego.[1] He originally went by the drag name "Brigitte Love." Michaels chose to perform under his own name after working at "An Evening at La Cage" in Las Vegas, which required the drag queens to use male stage names.[1]


In 2010, Michaels competed in the first California Entertainer of the Year pageant, becoming first alternate to winner Shangela.[2]

Michaels produces and performs with the Dreamgirls Revue, the longest running female impersonation show in California.[3] Performers in the Dreamgirls Revue include RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Delta Work, Raven, Detox, Morgan McMichaels, Raja, Shannel, and Venus D-Lite.[4] Morgan McMichaels is Michaels' drag daughter, from whom he took his last name.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Bamboo Shark Cher


Year Title Role Notes
2002 MADtv Cher impersonator at gay bar Season 7, Episode 15
2003 E! True Hollywood Story: Cher Himself
2007 Women's Murder Club Glenn Whitney Episode 9: "To Drag and to Hold"
2009 Kath & Kim Cher Episode 16: "Bachelorette"
2011 Top Gear Cher impersonator Series 17, Episode 3
2012–18 RuPaul's Drag Race Himself Contestant (Season 4) – Runner-Up
Guest Star (Season 8, Episode 1: "Keeping It 100!")
Guest Star (Season 10, Episode 8: "The Unauthorized Rusical")
2012 NewNowNext Awards Himself
2012 RuPaul's Drag U Himself
2012 RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Himself Winner
2015 Jane the Virgin Cher impersonator
2015 2 Broke Girls Cher impersonator


  1. ^ a b Michaels in Peterson, Brian (January 5, 2012). "Untucked with Brian: Interview with Chad Michaels of RuPaul's Drag Race, Season Four". SeattleGayScene,com. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  2. ^ Addams, Calpernia. "California EOY 2010 – The Recap". Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "About Chad Michaels". Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "See Chad Michaels Perform with the Dreamgirls Revue!". World of Wonder. November 27, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  5. ^ Miller, Joshua (April 15, 2010). "The Scottish Scandal, Morgan McMichaels". Edge Boston. Retrieved March 9, 2013.

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