C. P. Lacey
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Executioner, Amateur Night at the Apollo. C.P. Lacey is a man of a thousand disguises. He is also a master impressionist, dancer, comedian, actor, singer and playwright. One of his most popular roles is The Executioner for Amateur Night at the Apollo. For thirteen seasons, C.P. Lacey has protected the integrity of the Apollo Theater’s legendary stage. When the Amateur Night “bad talent” alarm rings, Mr. Lacey dons his Executioner costume and quickly sweeps the offender right off the stage.
A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, C.P. was made aware of his talent at an early age. His elementary school music teachers immediately recognized his gift to sing in perfect pitch. That talent, coupled with an extraordinary knack for dance, has enabled Lacey to flawlessly impersonate celebrities such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, MC Hammer and Michael Jackson with bedazzling accuracy.
Mr. Lacey’s list of credits includes numerous appearances at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City and BET’s “Comic View.” He has worked with legendary recording artists such as Lou Rawls, Paul Simon and Patti LaBelle. C.P.’s additional stage work includes performances at The Theatre of Madison Square Garden with four consecutive seasons of A Christmas Carol and two seasons of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He also landed a leading role in London, England’s West End production of the Jackie Wilson Story.