Chad Michaels is an American drag performer and impersonator of pop singer Cher. He was the runner-up of the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and was the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars season one.

Early life

Michaels was raised in San Diego.[2]

Career

Michaels originally went by the drag name "Brigitte Love." Michaels chose to perform under his own name after working at "An Evening at La Cage" in Las Vegas, which required the drag queens to use male stage names.[2]

In 2010, Michaels competed in the first California Entertainer of the Year pageant, becoming first alternate to winner Shangela.[3]

Michaels produces and performs with the Dreamgirls Revue, the longest running female impersonation show in California.[4] Performers in the Dreamgirls Revue include RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Delta Work, Raven, Detox, Morgan McMichaels, Raja, Shannel, and Venus D-Lite.[5] Morgan McMichaels is Chad Michaels' drag daughter, from whom he took his last name.[11]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Bamboo SharkCher 

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002MADtvCher impersonator at gay barSeason 7, Episode 15
2003E! True Hollywood Story: CherHimself 
2007Women's Murder ClubGlenn WhitneyEpisode 9: "To Drag and to Hold"
2009Kath & KimCherEpisode 16: "Bachelorette"
2011Top GearCher impersonatorSeries 17, Episode 3
2012RuPaul's Drag RaceHimselfRunner-up
2012NewNowNext AwardsHimself 
2012RuPaul's Drag UHimself 
2012RuPaul's Drag Race: All StarsHimselfWinner
2015Jane The VirginCher impersonator 
20152 Broke GirlsCher impersonator 
2016RuPaul's Drag RaceHimselfEpisode 1: "Keeping It 100!" (100th episode) – Guest