Christy McNicol Bio
Very few performers have risked as much artistically with greater frequency than Christy McNicol.
Born and raised in Sydney Australia, like most transgender kids, Christy knew she was different. From an early age Christy was fascinated with the entertainment world. At age 15 she was dared by a group of friends to enter a talent quest in a club on Sydney's Oxford street taking out first prize, which captured the eye of Les Girls producers, they offered her employment , and so this one of a kind journey began.
After a three year season with the famous Les Girls Kings Cross Christy was asked to join the prestigious Rolls Royce of touring shows Simone and Monique Playgirl Revue which toured the Australian casino circuit. After several years touring Christy was eager to explore her glamorous horizons and headed to Europe. Performing as a fire dancer around Europe this opened many doors for Christy landing her in Paris fashion week shows as a runway model, making friends with fellow celebrities and even Royalty.
Returning to Australia Christy begun producing a male Revue named NRG 2000 which toured the Australasian club circuit. Being in the mainstream spotlight, invites started coming in for Christy to appear in music videos, movies and television shows. Some movies include “Shout" the life story of Johnny O Keefe, " Signal One" with Christopher Atkins, "Stranded" with Ian Roberts for Tropfest. Christy was accepted into NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) do to scene work series. This lead to special guest role in the Australian television drama “Water Rats". Christy s television appearances have been on The Today Show, Midday show, Four Corners discussing mainly the topic of being transgender in the entertainment world.
Music video appearances include " Countdown" with Molly Meldrum & Underground lovers," Satellite by Icehouse, " Now I can dance" by Tina Arena and who could forget " I love the Nightlife " from " Priscilla Queen of the desert " which was the birth of a whole new era in entertainment.
Christy was asked by the movies writer/ director Stephen Elliot to produce a show to entertain guests after the movies premiere in Sydney. Christy bought together some of Australia most talented transgender showgirls to create the original " Priscilla Show" The show was an overnight success with media claiming it the show of the nineties! The Priscilla show embarked on a national club and casino circuit tour. In 1997 this show was nominated for best variety production at the Mo Awards.
While the Priscilla show still toured Christy was invited to MC Bad Girls Australia sister show to the world famous Manpower. On tour once again, the world tour ended in every showgirls dream job “Las Vegas" Christy performed at "The Rivera Casino” with her uncanny Cher impersonation.
In 2011 Christy was inducted into The Diva Awards “Hall Of Fame" an amazing accolade to receive after delivering decades of first class entertainment.
Christy is now based on the Gold Coast working in the health industry but still finds time to MC and performs in events that are close to her heart.