The Golden Gays™ quickly emerged as the premier Golden Girls musical experience in the country with the perfect musical drag show for the whole family! GG™ for short, they burst onto the scene in 2017- first at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC, then at the famed Rue La Rue Café, where their trivia show video went viral. What began as a flash mob has now skyrocketed to sold-out engagements all across America and on the high seas.
GG™ tours with their hit musical shows “Hot Flashbacks”, “The Golden Games”, ““Thank YULE For Being A Friend,” and "Betty & Bea Against Humanity" to enthusiastic audiences in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and the middle of the ocean.
“Hot Flashbacks" premiered Off-Broadway at NYC’s Theatre Row in the summer of 2018. They participate in RuPaul’s DragCon, New York Comic Con and as many Pride Celebrations as they can cram into June their own GG™ booth, meeting hundreds of new Golden fans each year. They are the headliners and brand ambassadors of the Golden Fans at Sea cruises presented by Flip Phone Events, Celebrity Cruises and Dream Vacations.
Their brand new show "Ring, Ring, it's the Libertine Belle - Murder Musical" is currently in workshop and had its inaugural performance on the Celebrity Apex in early 2022.
The Golden Gays™ was founded by current cast members Gerry Mastrolia and Jason B. Schmidt who also write the scripts.
meet the cast
The Golden Gays™ are highly regarded as “the best in their field”, elevating The Golden Girls drag legacy to the next level by creating one-of-a-kind original musical parody adventures - paying tribute to the show that fans know and love, as well as highlighting the talents of the cast. The show stars Christopher Eklund as Blanche, Gerry Mastrolia as Rose and Jason B. Schmidt as Dorothy. Their tight three-party harmonies, innovative choreography and camp direction bring each production to the next level.
Jason b. schmidt
the token sophia experience
I’m sure by now you’re asking yourselves “Where in the world is Sophia Petrillo”? She’s gone missing! The Golden Gays™ must travel down the road and back again to find her. GGNYC has created a truly unique fan experience by inviting them to be a PART of the journey. In every show, the plot revolves around finding Sophia and by the end one (or more) lucky audience member is selected and crowned the next #TokenSophia! VIP ticket holders get a special Meet & Greet with the cast and have their picture taken with the wig, the glasses, and the signature handbag (perfect for social media sharing).
“They had me smiling so much my cheeks hurt!” -Rachel in Asbury Park, NJ
“The Golden Gays are the best show I’ve seen in this city in a while. More of this PLEASE!” -Michael in Detroit, MI
“I brought my whole family- my parents and my boyfriend and we all LOVED the show!” -Lauren in Philadelphia, PA