Professor and Alum work together to produce ALEXIS, I AM!

Professor C. Patrick Gendusa and alum James Will McBride ('12) have come together to produce a one night only performance of Alexis, I Am! starring the famous queen of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9, Alexis Michelle. The evening's performance is also written and directed by James Will McBride.

Press Release: One Eyed Jacks welcomes, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Alexis Michelle, one of the last queens left standing on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, in her new one woman show ALEXIS, I AM!

“Breathe in… I. Breathe out… Am.” This simple meditation has seen Alexis Michelle through the most exciting and challenging year of her career. From the exhilaration of being thrust into the reality tv spotlight to the struggles of the social media age, Alexis has lived it all and is stronger for it. Through a repertoire of songs made famous by divas like Liza, Judy, and Gaga as well as some of her own signature tunes, including “Thank You for Being a Friend”, Alexis shares the experiences that have challenged her and have made her brave enough to say “ALEXIS, I AM!”

Celebrated New Orleans singer ANAIS ST. JOHN joins Alexis as a special guest for this engagement.

Alexis, I Am! features music direction by Brandon James Gwinn. The evening is written and directed by James Will McBride. It is produced by James Will McBride, C. Patrick Gendusa, and Michael Benedetti. The evening will be co-presented by Fifi Mahony’s. Alexis Michelle in “Alexis, I am!” plays One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St.) FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY ON March 10 at 8:30 PM. Doors open at 8:00. There is a $20 cover charge. Tickets and information are available at