Honey Mahogany is an international drag performer and budding recording artist. The currently reigning Miss Blow Up USA initially gained worldwide fame as a cast member on season 5 of the reality television show and cult phenomenon, RuPaul’s Drag Race and has since made appearances on America’s Got Talent, American X-Factor, Logo TV’s NewNowNext Awards, and HBO’s Looking.
Honey is a prolific performer and popular MC. Her emceeing chops include Topsy Turvy: A Queer Circus Extravaganza in both 2013 and 2014, The Castro Street Fair in 2014, numerous drag and burlesque shows throughout the Bay Area, and her own weekly drag show in The Castro called Mahogany Mondays at the Midnight Sun.
No stranger to hardwerq, Honey has also appeared in numerous theatrical productions including: Dirty Little Showtunes; Love is Queer: A Queer Circus Cabaraet; Halloween: The Ballad of Michelle Meyers; and also held the title role in Oprah: The Dragsical. Honey has held starring roles in several Peaches Christ Productions including: The Craft and the infamous 16th anniversary of Showgirls. Additional theatrical projects include the Work MORE! Collaborative directed and curated by Mica Sigourney/Vivvyanne Forevermore; and in Fall of 2012 Honey Mahogany performed in Manchester, England in support of trixxie carr: The Right to Rule at the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival, a part of the UK’s Cultural Olympiad.
In 2010 Honey’s premiere single, a cover of Adele’s Hometown Glory was recognized by Limelight, a lead song licensing company, as one of the Best Cover Songs of the Year. Honey’s debut EP Honey Love, a collection of songs written and produced by Honey Mahogany in collaboration with Erik Ian Walker of Wako World Music, was released in February 2014. The single Shoulda Known Better gained national attention when Honey made a cameo appearance performing the song on episode 4 of the HBO series Looking. The music video for that single was shot in the legendary cabaret venue Martuni’s where Honey has also performed Honey Love: Live in Concert.
In 2014 Honey blew up the internet as part of a parody project by Ratchet Productions called IN N OUT MISSION (a parody of Beyonce’s Partition directed by Adrian Anchondo). As a result, Honey’s mug was featured all over the internet including the homepages of Buzzfeed, PerezHilton, Out, HuffingtonPost, DListed, NewNowNext, Uptown, Frequency, and many, many more.
Honey’s flawless looks have also graced the covers of Gloss Magazine, East Bay Express, SF Weekly, and Bay Guardian. In 2011 she was voted Best Drag Queen in the SF Weekly’s Readers’ Poll and selected for the SF Bay Guardian’s Hot Pink List of Queers to Watch in the Guardian’s Queer Issue.
Honey Mahogany continues to grow as a performing artist and appreciates her ever-growing community of fans and followers. Honey’s music and videos can be found on iTunes, amazon, and YouTube.