North America's premiere Madonna female impersonator Jimmy Moore of Montreal wowed Madonna's inner circle at the Bell Centre (All photos courtesy Jimmy Moore)
I remember once sitting next to New York drag legend Lady Bunny as we were watching renowned Montreal female impersonator Jimmy Moore doing a drop-dead impersonation of Madonna, when Lady Bunny leaned into me and said, “Wow, she looks just like Madonna! It’s all in the eyes.”
Madonna’s longtime manager Guy Oseary
and Jimmy Moore at Montreal’s Bell Centre
That’s pretty much also what Madonna’s longtime confidante and manager Guy Oseary told Jimmy Moore, who wows audiences with his onstage impersonations of such divas as Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Lady GaGa and – especially – Madonna.
Frankly, the man IS Madonna.
And Moore was welcomed into Madonna’s VIP gold section when the Material Girl headlined Montreal’s Bell Centre in August 2012.
“I was already going to the show but was invited to the VIP area by a longtime fan of mine from some 12 years ago. I arrived [in Madonna drag] in a limousine, drank champagne, posed for tons of photos with Madonna fans for over an hour and everybody went crazy!” Jimmy told me.
Then Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary saw the commotion, came out and told Jimmy, “You look gorgeous!”
“And Madonna’s [fashion designer] also came out to meet me and they made me feel special,” Jimmy says, smiling happily. “It was a beautiful night and Madonna is living proof that you can do whatever you want to do, if only you work at it.”
Jimmy Moore headlines nightclubs in Montreal’s Gay Village each week, and presents one of Madonna’s most iconic tours – the MDNA tour – at The Cabaret at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toroonto, April 25-26.