Roy Haylock, also known as his drag alter ego, Bianca Del Rio, was the season six winner of the hit TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race. A self-proclaimed “clown in a gown,” he received the “Best New Television Personality Award” from NewNowNext in 2014 and made Variety magazine’s list of “Top 10 Comics To Watch” for 2015. The New York Times called Haylock the “Joan Rivers of the Drag World”, and Joan Rivers herself referred to him as “So funny! So sharp!”
Since winning RuPaul’s Drag Race, Haylock has completed three solo stand-up tours to sold-out audiences around the world, starred in two feature films (Hurricane Bianca and Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate) which are now available on Netflix, and wrote his first book: Blame It On Bianca Del Rio: The Expert on Nothing With an Opinion on Everything.
As Bianca, he made guest appearances on MTV’s Mardi Gras with Britney Spears and Carson Daly and In Bed With Joan starring Joan Rivers, as well as starred in the LogoTV Christmas special Not Today Bianca. On stage Haylock has had theatrical starring roles that include Angel in Rent, the Emcee in Cabaret, Miss Industrial Northeast in Pageant, and Miss Mazeppa in Gypsy.
Haylock is now touring with his fourth solo stand-up show, It’s Jester Joke, that will reach six continents and over 25 countries in 2019. The tour will include performances at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Wembley Arena which will be the first time a drag queen headlines either of those venues with a solo act. Go to www.thebiancadelrio.com for details.
Haylock is the first drag queen to headline Wembley Arena and Carnegie Hall with a solo show.