Todrick Hall has is an inspirational, larger-than-life character.
He’s part old-school theatre showman, part new-school internet personality, part drag queen… he’s also pushing the boundaries of LGBTQ representation in a business that has historically been unwelcoming to queer people of colour.
Todrick Hall quickly went from US fame on American Idol to international attention through RuPaul’s Drag Race to commanding a huge global following on social media. And that’s before you even factor in his Broadway runs in Kinky Boots, Chicago and Waitress or his role as dance captain on BBC’s Greatest Dancer.
His profile continued to explode in the wake of his COVID-19 themed anthem “Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs”, which he followed by hosting Global Pride 2020 for YouTube.
Todrick Hall has also released a lot of music. In 2021, he released the biggest project of his career, the album Femuline. It’s full of colourful, bubbly dance pop. The album contains features from Chaka Khan, Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls) and Brandy.
The first single off the album is “Boys in the Ocean” which is 100 % irresistible funk and disco infectiousness making for a prime pop highlight that celebrates summer escapism. Another single, “Queen”, is a modern day Hi-NRG pop classic and a defiant statement of self-empowerment as Todrick declares, “I was born with glitter running through my veins, I don’t give a fuck what people say… I was born to be a queen.”
A Todrick Hall live show is a show that sees him pushing ALL the buttons. That means songs, costumes, choreography, grandness and a general celebration of life. But also a statement coming from a black gay man who has made it in the music business.