A R N A L D O !
D R A G C H A N T E U S E
Opening hearts and minds through music one cabaret at a time.
2008 NEW YORK BISTRO AWARD for Outstanding Characterization
2014 GAWAD MUSIKA for Most Innovative Concert Artist in Manila
2016 Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) Lifetime Achievement Award for Arts & Culture
Arnaldo is not just another drag act. Arnaldo is "Just An Old Fashioned Girl" and about as close to an old time night club chanteuse as we're likely to find on today's scene. Armed with an hour's worth of well-chosen songs, fun banter and laid back ease with an audience, this drag is no drag. He's the real deal in a world where prejudices and quick judgements are too often the norm.
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“Build bridges, not walls” through cabaret and performance, says Arnaldo!, founder of Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association
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What others are saying ...
"No mention of the concert would be complete without commending the amazing performance of Arnaldo ..."
Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times music critic
Ann Hampton Callaway, guest artist Seattle Men's Chorus New Zealand-Australia tour
"Utterly original and unabashedly glamorous, Arnaldo is a sensational and ravishing musical diva!"
Chay Yew, Director of the Taper's Asian Theatre Workshop and the Resident Director at East West Players in Los Angeles
"Arnaldo is who I call upon when Seattle Men's Chorus goes on tour or has a big special engagement. The solo numbers he does with the large ensemble backing him are always the hit of the show."
Dennis Coleman, Artistic Director, Seattle Men's Chorus
"[Arnaldo] is a female impersonator—not quite like the others—extremely tasteful....looks like a young Pat Suzuki sitting atop the piano doing Cole Porter and other sly, witty things!!!"
Erv Raible, NY cabaret impresario and Artisic Director, Cabaret Conference at Yale University
"The highlight of the show is Arnaldo ..."
Vivian Wai, Seattle Weekly theater critic
"…Arnaldo is truly a gender illusionist of the highest rank."
Milton Hamlin, Seattle Gay News music critic
"Such talent, such caring ... thanks a million!"
Ron Sims, former King County Executive, Senatorial and Gubernatorial candidate for WA