When: August 27, 2023 at 8:30pm
Nina West is an American drag queen, actor, singer, songwriter, author and LGBTQ+ activist played by Andrew Levitt. She was named the Most Googled Drag Queen in The World from 2020-2021 with over 7.8 billion unique searches. She rose to national prominence in 2019 with her appearance on VH1s Emmy-winning show RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11, where she placed sixth and won Miss Congeniality. In 2021, she returned to the show as a guest and was anointed Americas Sweetheart by RuPaul herself.
She made history at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2019 when she became the first-ever person to walk the carpet in full drag, while her season won five Primetime Emmy Awards including Best Reality Competition Show.
On June 17th, 2020, Nina released a charity partnership with country music legend, Dolly Parton – The “Dolly X Nina: Kindness is Queen ” Collection – with all proceeds going to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and The Nina West Foundation to benefit LGBTQ+ youth and literacy. It sold out in hours. She has also fronted major advertising campaigns for multinational companies Pepsi, Pantene, Lane Bryant, BOMBAS, Bubly, and Procter and Gamble.
In 2021, she partnered with Nickelodeon and Blues Clues for a series of Pride videos that went viral with over 2 million views. Nina hosted the first-ever DISNEY PLUS This Is Me: PRIDE Celebration Spectacular, a celebration of the LGBTQ community with Disney classics reinterpreted by LGBTQ artists like Hayley Kiyoko, Todrick Hall, and Alex Newell. She returned to the show in 2022 and performed with Disney Legend Alan Menken in a tribute to Disney Legend Howard Ashman.
Nina is currently headlining the brand-new national tour of the Broadway Musical HAIRSPRAY from original Producer Jerry Mitchell in the lead role of Edna Turnblad, for which she has received rave reviews. She has played over 350 shows to over 600,000 people nationwide.
Her first ever childrens book THE YOU KIND OF KIND was released on October 25th 2022 through PA Press with the support of Country Legend Dolly Parton
In 2008, she won the Entertainer of the Year award and was included in Columbus Business First’s “40 Under 40” list in 2018 and 2019. Nina is an LGBTQIA advocate and has raised over $4 million for charitable causes in the last decade alone, much of it through her charitable foundation The Nina West Foundation.
Tickets – $75 – $200