Anita Cocktail, a three-time Randolph Country Club Lip-Sync Champion and original member of 6Girls6, is a former Miss Gay Massachusetts, US of A, Miss Gay South Shore and Miss Gay Pride. Anita is a singer, dancer and actress who lives in Ptown with his partner and their two puggles, Miss Vera Donovan and Brother.
Anita's stage credits include Women Behind Bars, where she played "Cheri", an inmate whose prices were high and morals were low, and "The Witch" in sold-out performances of Into The Woods, both with Counter Productions, one-woman shows Eating Out with Anita Cocktail and The Anita Cocktail Hour, last summer's The Anita & Abby Show, some independent films and a LOT of benefits. Anita started Tis The Season for Giving, a benefit for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod in December 2009 whose performers have included Suede, Thirsty Burlington, Bobby Miller and many other local (and internationally acclaimed) celebrities. The now-annual event is held on the Friday of Holly Folly Weekend here at the Crown & Anchor.
Anita's creator, Mike Steers, is a graduate of the HARTT School of Music's BFA Musical Theater Program and can be found waiting tables (like most of the people he graduated with) during the day at The Central House. Mike is the founder of Tiny Puddle Productions and also works (and is available for hire) as a freelance scenic, prop and lighting designer whose credits include Gods Of Carnage, The Medium (Ptown/NYC), Diffrent, Charlie Brown, Raisin in the Sun, Children of Eden, La Cage Aux Folles, Hair, Lobby Hero, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, The Weight of Water (Ptown/NYC), The King and I, Oklahoma, West Side Story, Bent, and Company, to name just a few. Find him on Facebook!
Anita Cocktail has been entertaining Provincetown audiences since the summer of 2003 when she moved here to work as a sheet-shaker for a summer and never left. Originally from Boston's South Shore, Anita has been seen at Jacques Cabaret, Machine, Randolph Country Club, The Round-up Saloon and various other locations lip-syncing anything they'd play for her. This summer she can be seen in ILLUSIONS here at the Crown Cabaret where she will be the show's MC and showgirl, giving you glamour, glitz and the art of female impersonation with Billie Jean, Tisch and Jona!
As Miss Gay Massachusetts, Anita travelled to Dallas, Texas to compete in the Miss Gay US of A Pageant and had an amazing time and met LEGENDS in the drag world... a nice way of saying she didn't win. This year she travelled to the pageant to assist her Miss Gay New England Classic and Miss Gay Massachusetts sisters in their quest to break the New England pageant curse and bring a national title home. (At press time, the pageant hasn't happened yet, so stay tuned...)