On this day in 1954, like an echo from the caves of Coccamaura, film, drag and cabaret legend Charles Busch came forth whilst Deirdre wept cool tears.

In contrast to the erstwhile First Lady of the American Theater noted above, Charles retains his status as a theatrical chameleon. He returns to his most recent theatrical triumph, The Confession of Lily Dare, for a limited run beginning in January 2020.

Happy Frankly 39th birthday to writer / podcaster / video-maker Matt Baume.

Born on this day in 1900 composer Ernst Krenek.

Happy 81st birthday soprano Celestina Casapietra.

Birthday anniversaries of soprano Stella Roman (1904). bass-baritone Raimund Herincx (1927) and baritone Franz Ferdinand Nentwig (1929).