Strip headliner and Diva extraordinaire, Frank Marino, celebrated his 25th anniversary in Las Vegas this year but that’s just the beginning of his many achievements over his 25 year run in Sin City. The best female impersonator in Las Vegas has also completed 20,000 performances, performed for 10 million people, gone through 350,000 costume changes and been honored with two stars on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars, the only VIP with the dual distinction.
But before Marino began his journey impersonating Hollywood’s finest ladies he starred in An Evening at La Cage at the Riviera. The Divas Las Vegas star has even appeared in Miss Congeniality 2 with Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and is also a columnist, spokesman, author and obviously an actor.
Marino even has a street named after him, which he jokes, “also goes both ways,” a key to the city and his own day, proclaimed by Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.
If you’ve ever had the privilege of seeing Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas you understand how talented and wonderful the impersonator and his show really is! In fact, Marino was named Las Vegas’ “Entertainer of the Century” in 2009 and is Guinness Book worthy of having he most performances on any Las Vegas stage. But perhaps it is his flawless impersonation of Joan Rivers that has really catapulted him into Las Vegas stardom!
Six nights a week Frank puts on his best Joan Rivers face and hosts the 75-minute energetic, female impersonator show. And not only can Frank do a great Joan impersonation, he can dress like her too! Guests will watch in amazement as Frank changes outfits between almost every act!
In a recent interview when asked what has changed the most in his 25 years on stage Frank had this to say, “…the wardrobes have changed so much over the years. It used to be all about evening gowns, and furs—and the women looked good, too! Now it’s all fanny packs, shorts and flip-flops.”
Costumes aside, the impersonations are so life-like, if you walked into the Imperial Palace Showroom without knowing Frank was doing an impersonation you’d probably mistake him for the real Joan Rivers! And Frank isn’t the only once captivating the audience in their best drag. Frank joins 16 male, lady look-alikes impersonating some of music and entertainment’s biggest divas including Brittney Spears, Cher, Diana Ross, Beyonce, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion and Tina Turner.
Come celebrate Frank’s 25 years on the Strip as he turns the Imperial Palace Showroom into the biggest drag-fest in Las Vegas!