“Don’t you know who I think I am??” Well read my bio and find out…
KELLY MANTLE is an entertainer extraordinaire: Actor, Singer/Songwriter and Musician and Comedian. Whether she’s acting, singing solo acoustic, fronting a live band, or brandishing her sardonic comedy as an emcee, her high-energy shows captivate audiences worldwide and leave them wanting more.
Audiences will immediately recognize Kelly from Season Six of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” But this isn’t her first time on TV. Kelly has been a working actor (in and out of drag) in Hollywood for the past ten years with a list of credits longer than her legs.
Kelly has guest-starred on a whole bunch of TV shows like The New Normal, Rizzoli & Isles, Eagleheart, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mike & Molly, New Adventures of Old Christine, Southland, CSI, Judging Amy, Nip/Tuck, Cold Case, Will & Grace, George Lopez, and a recurring role on NYPD Blue.
As a stand-up comedian, Kelly was featured on LOGO’s stand-up comedy special, “DragTastic NYC.” As a stage actor, Kelly has starred in over 50 plays in the theatre. Kelly wrote & starred in her critically-acclaimed one-person show “The Confusion Of My Illusion” which was produced at the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Theatre at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
Kelly also has a long list of movie credits. Most recently, Kelly co-starred in “Confessions of a Womanizer” (with Gary Busey), and it is receiving awards at film festivals everywhere. Kelly also recently completed filming “American Dream” (with Nick Stahl, directed by Steven Spielberg‘s Oscar-winning cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski) as well as a feature film called “Middle Man” alongside Jim O’Heir, Andrew J. West and Josh McDermitt. Both movies will be released in movie theaters in 2016.
As a singer, songwriter, and musician, Kelly has released three albums which have been hailed by critics everywhere: “Ever Changing,” “Rock N Glow” and “Satellite Baby.” Kelly’s cover & video of “My Neck, My Back” has won over thousands of viewers on YouTube, including the song’s originator, Khia. And Kelly’s hit song & video “Eliminated” blew up after her elimination on RPDR and won over tons of fans. Kelly is about to release her new single, “Keyboard Courage,” on November 3, 2015 and her next full album in early 2016.
Kelly was in a band called Tranzkuntinental with fellow Drag Racers Willam Belli & Detox. Kelly also performs occasionally with Tammie Brown in a band called The Rollz Royces.
Kelly grew up in Oklahoma like her uncle, the late great Mickey Mantle. (Yep…Kelly’s a switch-hitter too.) Kelly received a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Oklahoma. Kelly is also a graduate of Second City in Chicago. Which means she’s funny. The End.