Tiffany Fantasia

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Tiffany Fantasia
BornHenry Williams
Miami, Florida
Nationality American
Other names Tiffany T Fantasia, Tiffany T. Fantasia, Tiffany Taylor Fantasia
Occupation Actor, drag queen, singer-songwriter

Tiffany Fantasia also known as Tiffany T Fantasia, Tiffany T. Fantasia, and Tiffany Taylor Fantasia is an American actor, drag performer, and singer-songwriter most known as being a popular fixture in the South Florida drag scene for over ten years. Her style of drag is reminiscent of the 1970s with over-the-top costumes and high-energy performances. [1]

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Actor person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio

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Singer-songwriter musician who writes, composes and sings

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Early life & education

Tiffany was born Henry Williams in Miami, Florida to parents who are both teachers. [1] He graduated from Sunset High School and attended Miami Dade College. [1] There she studied jazz and musical theatre. [2]

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".

Musical theatre work that combines songs, music, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements. Since the early 20th century, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals.


Fantasia has been performing in the South Florida drag scene for over ten years. She got her start in college when she needed extra money and wanted something fun to do with friends. The first club she performed at was called Twist. In an interview with she said on her first night performing "A friend of mine asked me if I would join him for this show he was doing. So I went along with it and I earned $10 in tips that first show. That was gas money for the week. It was a fun first experience so I just kept doing it every week." [2] She is set cast at The Palace, a drag bar which has been operating for a quarter of a century. She is most known for her high-energy performances describing herself as "a big ole' ball of energy". She describes herself as a high energy performer with a twist of comedy. Her drag takes a little bit from all aspects of entertainment, with a big influence being the disco era. [3] A couple of moments that Tiffany is known for as a performer is when she kicked her heel off during a show and it wound up in the restaurant's awning. The other moment is when Fantasia threw her wig off during another show, which was snatched by a car going by that never stopped. [4] Tiffany is also interested in acting and music. In 2012 Tiffany made an extra appearance in the film adaptation of the musical, Rock of Ages , where she played a drag queen. In 2016 Fantasia released her first single, My Pussy Wet, a collaboration with Josh Riptide. Tiffany has also appeared on several reality shows including: Alaskan Women Looking for Love , Bad Girls Club: Miami , and Gimme Sugar: Miami.

<i>Rock of Ages</i> (2012 film) 2012 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Adam Shankman

Rock of Ages is a 2012 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Adam Shankman and based on the 2009 rock jukebox Broadway musical Rock of Ages by Chris D'Arienzo. Starring country singer Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta leading an ensemble cast that includes Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Åkerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston and Tom Cruise, the film features the music of many 1980s Rock and Glam Rock artists including Def Leppard, Journey, Scorpions, Poison, Foreigner, Guns N' Roses, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, REO Speedwagon, and others. The film's score was composed and conducted by Cliff Eidelman.

Alaskan Women Looking for Love is an American reality television series that premiered on the TLC cable network, on October 6, 2013. The series focuses on six single women who live and work in Alaska, but travel to Miami, Florida to find love.

Personal life

In 2018 Tiffany made headlines when she was mistakenly detained by Miami Beach police for resembling a criminal named Erol Garret Bland. The incident occurred on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at about six p.m. She had just finished a shift at The Palace and was headed to another gig when she was pulled over by police. Both men are six feet four inches tall and weighed around two-hundred pounds. Tiffany not only fit the physical description of Erol but they were also both wearing similar clothes. [5] Police released Fantasia after about five minutes of detention when they arrested the actual criminal (Bland). [6] Erol was charged with criminal mischief and battery after accosting a woman in a store, following her, punching her, then threatening her with a knife. [1]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Rock of Ages Drag Queen Uncredited


Year Title Role Notes
2009Gimme Sugar: Miami Himself Unknown episode(s)
2010 Bad Girls Club: Miami Himself Unknown episode(s)
2013 Alaskan Women Looking for Love Himself Unknown episode(s)