Dedicating her life to the friendly citizens and responsible merchants of her hometown of Richfield, Minnesota, “where butter is a spice and gravy is a beverage”, Miss Richfield 1981 is one of America’s national treasures. This Midwestern maven is winning over theater audiences around the country with an interactive format that combines homespun warmth and edgy improv, leaving audiences in hysterics. Her live performances have received critical acclaim with The New York Post declaring Miss Richfield 1981 “the must-see act in Provincetown.” and Twincities.com noting: “In these divided times, Miss R is tonic—and gin—for the soul.” In addition to selling out venues each year in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Atlanta, South Florida, and Minneapolis, Miss R continues to fill the Pilgrim House in Provincetown, Mass, nightly each summer, and tours with Atlantis Events cruise ships and resorts. Miss Richfield’s national appeal includes riotous appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Today” on NBC, “Cake Boss” on TLC, and “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo. Currently, she is part of the cast of “Talk Show The Game Show” on TruTV, and a television spokesperson for travel company Orbitz. Additionally, she serves as a national brand ambassador for the City of Palm Springs. What makes Miss Richfield unique is the combination of midwestern sensibilities with an off-the-page humor, stemming from her creator Russ King. A former journalist and Minnesota native, King created the character with a rich history that begins with her life-long goal of being crowned beauty queen of her first-ring suburb of Minneapolis.
EP 115: Russ King, also known as Miss Richfield 1981, chats about creating the character & turning her into a full time job
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Join Kelli and Anne for their 115th NEW episode! This episode is again different because they are coming to you from their living room in New Jersey. They are sheltering in place as we ALL are supposed to be doing but they still wanted to be able to bring you new episodes. This one is A LOT of fun with several guest appearances. They start by talking about their obsession with cooking right now. From getting food inspiration on @ChefMichele’s instagram and @The_Quarantine_Collective instagram, to working out with their good friend @stuntgirlheidi on her instagram LIVE to getting everything from music to literature to cooking classes on www.curvemag.com’s Global LGBTQI Virtual Festival. And don’t forget that Anne has a weekly couch concert on her Facebook LIVE every Wednesday at 7pm. Check it out @theannesteele Next they welcome their friend Ryan Van Meter, the Senior Major Gifts Officer at City Harvest. If you don’t know, City Harvest is an incredible food rescue organization helping feed hungry New Yorkers. Ryan talks about the increased need for food during this pandemic and how you can get involved by making a financial donation (that is currently being matched by their Board of Directors) and by volunteering. Find out more info at www.cityharvest.org Next they have a new segment of “You Can Do It” w/ Chef Michele Ragussis. This time she gives us creative ideas in how to makeover your leftovers into new and exciting dishes. Finally they welcome their very special guest Russ King, or as you may know him better Miss Richfield 1981. They chat about growing up in Minnesota, his coming out process, living through the AIDS crisis and how Miss Richfield was created and became his full time job. Hear about how becoming a headliner on Atlantis Events really changed his career and how he is about to begin his 19th season in Provincetown this summer. Also, hear about his new project, PlayBingoBonanza.com and how you can play along with Miss Richfield in the comfort of your own home! Find out all about upcoming shows and projects at MissRichfield.com
Episode 19: Miss Richfield 1981 (Free To Be... You And Me)
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In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to drag performer and national treasure Russ King (aka Miss Richfield 1981) about the 1972 album Free To Be... You And Me. They also discuss Varla Jean Merman, Divine, Jinkx Monsoon, Marlo Thomas, Alan Alda, Rehoboth Beach, Cherry Grove, The Triad, Vonda Kay Van Dyke, Virginia Christine, Pixie Aventura, and Hedda Lettuce. Miss Richfield talks about performance mishaps, working with an audience, and what it's like returning to Provincetown year after year. In addition to her hilarious and acclaimed shows, Miss Richfield is also known as the TV spokesperson for the travel company Orbitz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fresh off a gay cruise, the girls are hung over and depressed about Trump's new National Security Advisor, John Bolton. But their moods pick up when they get the opportunity to go 'off limits' with the world famous drag queen, Miss Richfield 1981 (aka Russ King). They finish off by celebrating America's thirstiest teenagers and the important work they're doing to influence gun legislation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices