Saturday, September 15, 2018

Happy Birthday to 'Drag Race' Alum Tammie Brown


Tammie Brown is the stage name of Keith Glen Schubert, who was born today, September 15, in 1980. He is an American drag performer and recording artist. Brown was a fixture in the Southern California Drag scene, before appearing on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars.

Schubert was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He first started dressing in drag during high school, in theatre productions of Grease as Cha Cha and Into the Woods as Cinderella's Stepmother.

Tammie Brown first appeared on The Surreal Life with Tammy Faye Messner. Out of drag, Schubert has appeared on How Clean Is Your House? and acted in commercials for McDonald's and UPS. Brown also performed in the Los Angeles Auditions of season 2 of America's Got Talent.

Brown was announced as one of nine contestants for the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race on February 2, 2009. He was eliminated in the second episode, placing eighth.

Tammie Brown was amongst 12 past contestants who were brought back for RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars in 2012. Brown was paired with first-season castmate Nina Flowers to form Team Brown Flowers and was eliminated in the second episode "RuPaul's Gaff-In." "Responsitrannity," the runway theme song for All Stars, was inspired by RuPaul's first season fight with Tammie Brown. Brown, along with All Stars contestants Manila Luzon, Raven, and Latrice Royale, appeared in a television commercial for travel website Orbitz's new portal for LGBT leisure travel.

Outside of Drag Race, Brown released his debut album Popcorn on March 18, 2009.

In 2011, Brown and fellow RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Ongina were honorary trail guides for the Saddle Up LA AIDS Benefit Trail Ride.

In 2012, Brown was featured in an Allstate ad. Brown was also photographed for Gorgeous, a project that involved Armen Ra, Candis Cayne, and Miss Fame.

Brown is a member of the band the Rollz Royces with Kelly Mantle and Michael Catti. Mantle and Catti have appeared in Tammie Brown's Christmas show Holiday Sparkle at Fubar in West Hollywood, California.

Brown was the only season one contestant to not appear at the season 10 grand finale, due to being the warm up act for Trixie Mattel's tour in August 2018.

Schubert has been openly gay since high school. He frequently volunteers at the Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Center.

Schubert has described his drag style as bohemian. He cites the movies What's Love Got To Do With It? and Tootsie as major inspirations for his drag.


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