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]


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]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Bamboo Shark Cher


Year Title Role Notes
2002 MADtv Cher impersonator at gay bar Season 7, Episode 15
2003 E! True Hollywood Story: Cher Himself
2007 Women's Murder Club Glenn Whitney Episode 9: "To Drag and to Hold"
2009 Kath & Kim Cher Episode 16: "Bachelorette"
2011 Top Gear Cher impersonator Series 17, Episode 3
2012 RuPaul's Drag Race Himself Runner-up
2012 NewNowNext Awards Himself
2012 RuPaul's Drag U Himself
2012 RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Himself Winner
2015 Jane The Virgin Cher impersonator
2015 2 Broke Girls Cher impersonator
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race Himself Episode 1: "Keeping It 100!" (100th episode) – Guest