Coco Peru

Miss Coco Peru (a.k.a. Clinton Leupp) has been a household name in the LGBT community for more than twenty-five years. She got her start in the early ’90s in the cabaret world of New York after she wrote, produced, directed, and starred in her first show Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret. On screen, Miss Coco is best known for her roles in Jim Fall's feature film, trick and Richard Day's Girls Will Be Girls. For this film Coco shared the Best Actress Award with her two co-stars at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen as well as the Best Actor Award at LA’s Outfest Film Festival. Other film appearances include To Wong Foo; Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; and Straight-Jacket. She can also be heard as Mamma Hippo in the Disney animated feature, The Wild. Miss Coco has appeared on TV in two stand-up comedy specials on LOGO, and on television shows such as Will and Grace, How I Met Your Mother, and Arrested Development. She is also host of Conversations with Coco, for which she has conducted live interviews with Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Liza Minnelli, Allison Janney, Bea Arthur, and Charles Busch, among others. Miss Coco enjoys a lively presence on YouTube, gaining more than three million views for her “Coco Goes to KMART” video. Miss Coco Peru's long history of passionate activism, unflagging support of the LGBT community, and fierce dedication to AIDS-related charities earned her the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Board of Directors Award. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut at this performance.

(December 2019)