Marti Gould Cummings has been a fixture on the New York City drag scene for close to a decade. Over the course of his career he has branched out and used his platform to help bring up younger queens and show them the ropes to a successful career.
He is a producer on Shade Queens of NYC on the Fusion television network as well as one of its core cast members. He, along with Mike Kelton, has a few new television shows in the works as well.
His concerts have sold out around the world, and he will be a political panelist at RuPaul’s Drag Con.
As a political activist he is the founding president of The Hell’s Kitchen Democrats, leading him to become a rising star in New York City politics. He has been appointed to the first-ever Mayor’s Nightlife Council as an adviser and is a board member of Community Board 9, sitting on the Senior Issues Committee.
What’s new for Marti Gould Cummings?
As many people know, I am forging my drag and performance career with political activism to spread a message to young people about the importance of voting and educating yourself on who represents you in office.
Where can one see you perform?
Weekly I perform at Pieces, Hardware, Therapy, Rise and The West End, as well as regular gigs at The Stonewall
What are you best known for as far as putting on a show?
I am best known for my comedy.
Congrats on being picked for the Nightlife Council. What does that entail?
It is a huge thrill and honor to be on the first-ever Nightlife Advisory Council to the Mayor of NYC. We will be working to ensure nightlife and the people who frequent establishments and are employed at establishments are taken care of. We live in a vibrant city with so much to offer, and we want to ensure the community is represented well.