Tammy Faye Starlite: Performance Artist
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Tammy Faye Starlite: Performance Artist

Tammy Lang a/k/a Tammy Faye Starlite has come to be one of the brightest stars in the Downtown New York scene.  She maintains a busy schedule of performances, guest appearances and benefits, not only in Manhattan but around the country including stints in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Chicago, St Louis, Pittsburgh as well as the farthest reaches of New Jersey and New Hampshire.  She’s been a girl on the go-go since her soap opera days when she was a regular on The Guiding light portraying one of two “wacky maids.”  Allison Janney was the other one. 

 Her Tammy Faye Starlite character is a chipper yet bitter country music singer whose reactionary rantings and authentically convincing Partonesque vocals made for sophisticated satire of the highest -- or lowest -- order.  Her jaw-dropping repertoire included such ersatz country classics as “God Has Lodged A Tenant In My Uterus” and “Did I Shave My Vagina For This?” among other campfire favorites.  Against all odds, the act was accepted not only in New York and LA but also in Nashville where her sold-out performances both scandalized and thrilled club goers.   

 In recent times, her startling feats of musical reincarnation she has created a new kind of cabaret. Equally gifted as an actor and singer, Lang deep-dives into the vaults of art-pop-rock-whatever and returns clutching buried treasures. In Nico: Underground-- her bio-show, as it might be called – she brings back the late Velvet Underground icon in all of her fuzzed-out, deadpan glory.  With mentions of Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Jackson Brown, John Cale and Andy Warhol, she animates the character providing both historical context and up to the minute contemporary references.  

 With Cabaret Marianne, Lang salutes Marianne Faithfull one of the great, straight-talking divas of modern pop music, another foreboding yet tragically vulnerable blonde icon of the 1960s.  She pays homage by performing a singular repertoire that is bitingly and world weary while commenting on the continuing downward spiral of the culture.   

 Her latest original incarnation is Tamar, an Israeli pop star with an international following on the comeback trail.  She totally inhabits the persona, maintaining a convincing accent during narrative passages between note perfect songs performed in Hebrew and English.  The performance is as immersive as a warm mikvah bath. Broadway World calls Tammy/Tamar’s performance of Yesterday, Today and TAMAR "Tammy Faye Starlite's maddeningly funny portrayal of the maddeningly self-serious Israeli chanteuse..."

Performances scheduled as of 9/14/22:
Rolling Stones - Pangea, New York City - November 3 and November 10
Nico - Joe's Pub, New York City - March 23, 2023

Life’s Potholes is concerned with the experiences and challenges we encounter as we navigate relationships, personal and business, neighbors, and the communities in which we live.

We all hit potholes in life. Life’s Potholes will deal with  snippets of life offering new perspectives, commentary from research, and hopefully evoke a more positive perspective of life experiences.  

Let’s hit the road and learn how to avoid some of life’s potholes 

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