Chaz Bono has confirmed that he will be in Sydney later this month, to attend the 2014 Mardi Gras festivities. He’s also in town to show his support for his good friend, drag queen performer Courtney Act, the Daily Mail informs.
Chaz, who was born a girl to singer Cher and Sonny Bono and has undergone gender reassignment, has been getting increased media attention since he took part in ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, being the first transgender contestant ever to be asked to be on the family-oriented show.
He is now using all that weight to shine the spotlight on Courtney Act’s Boys Like Me show, which will take place on February 28 at the Sydney Theater, says the British tabloid.
“It will be a bit of witty banter and we'll see what happens,” Chaz told the press about the upcoming appearance, suggesting it would also include some ad-libbing. However, what it would definitely not include is a duet a la Sonny and Cher.
“I can guarantee that won't be happening,” Chaz is further quoted as saying.
“The following night, Chaz will share the stage at a more serious event, Queer Thinking: Gender Trailblazers, at the Seymour Centre. On that night he will share the limelight with Cate McGregor – formerly Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm McGregor,” the Mail writes.
However, Chaz is also looking forward to having some fun while he’s in Australia. “I have a weakness for Australian women, so I'm really looking forward to the trip… You guys just have the great women of the world,” he told an Aussie newspaper, as reported by the Mail.
Chaz and Courtney Act worked before on a 30-minute theater musical based on “Home Alone,” as part of a series of shows known as “30 Minute Musicals.” Perhaps a live duet isn’t really that out of the question as Chaz would have you believe.