MvVO Art Launches AD ART SHOW

Night of 1000 Gowns Brings Out The LGBTQ Community in Style

Night of 1000 Gowns Brings Out The LGBTQ Community in Style

Night of 1000 Gowns

Tonight at the New York’s Marriott Marquis national members of the Imperial Court advocacy group will be decked to the nines as the 30th annual “Night of a Thousand Gowns.” Reigning are the Reign of Emperor XXIV Opi N. Yated aka Scott Safier and Empress XXIX Madison Mansfield . Of course what Coronation Ball would be complete without the midnight crowning of Imperial Crown Prince Royal Fredd E Tree and Imperial Crown Princess Royale Sugar B. Real aka Rhonda Potter. This charity ball and silent auction to benefit the ICNY LGBTQ Youth Scholarship Fund.

Night of 1000 Gowns

Confirmed Honorary Co-chairs to date are Actress and singer, Christin Milioti who starred in “That Face” and Tony Award winning musical Once, Actor Michael C. Hall known for his roles in “Dexter” and “Six Feet Under” and five time Emmy Award nominee, legendary fashion icon, costume and fashion designer, stylist to the stars Patricia Field. Entertainment confirmed to date recording artist, songwriter, DJ and promoter Ultra Nate, Drag Superstars, Dame Ariel Sinclair and Logan Slaughter, 2015 Tony winner for Best Musical Fun Home. Sir Johnny Dynell will be our guest DJ for the ball.

Night of 1000 Gowns

The evening celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Imperial Court itself is a grassroots, non-profit organization which aims to raise funds for various lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups. Each individual “empire” operates as a separate entity that focuses on causes within its realm and elects an “emperor” and an “empress.”


Pioneering HIV/AIDS advocate and “The Normal Heart” playwright Larry Kramer was honored last year with the organization’s Imperial Diamond Award. Close to 1,000 people attend and it still not to late to join in.


Presentation of the Flags
Canadian National Anthem – Paul Cloeter
U.S. National Anthem – Recording Artist Kelly King
Invocation — John Graf, Jr.
Imperial Performance
The Imperial Icehouse
Directed and Choreographed by Michael A. Blackmon
Imperial Command Performance
Brian C. Rooney
Board of Directors Welcome
President of the Board, Emperor x Gabriel Della Notte
Entrance of the Monarchs and Greeting
Emperor xxiv Opi N. Yated
The Big Apple Emperor of Cycling, Service, and Being Sensational
Empress xxix Madison Mansfield
The Curvy, Blonde Long Island Temptress of Serenity, Sincerity, and Seduction
V.I.P. Acknowledgement Toast
Imperial Court of New York Community Hero Awards
Mickey Rolfe
Marsha Shapiro and Louise Walpin
The Imperial Court of New York’s President’s Award
The Joan Rivers / Imperial Court of New York Vanguard Award
Presentation of the Queen Mother of the Americas
Nicole the Great
Presentation of The International Court System
Imperial Command Performance
Ariel Sinclair & Logan Hardcore
Conferring of Knighthoods
Presentation of the Dowager Monarchs
Emperor xxiii Tony Monteleone
The Triple Diamond Triple AAA Emperor of Allegria, Amore and Abbondanza
Empress xxviii Twinkle Montgomery
The Starlight Rose Empress of Faith, Hope and Generosity
Decade Celebration
Emperor xv Fantasia
The Celtic Emperor of Famiglia, Fantasy and Fun
Empress xx Gefil Tefish
The 2X Empress
Imperial Command Performance
Ultra Naté
Dancing with dj Sir Johnny Dynell
Imperial Command Performance
Sir Ari Gold
Video Presentation
Princess Doris Dear
Presentation of
The College of Monarchs and the
Members of the Imperial Court of New York
Presentation of
Noblesse de Robes
Imperial Command Performance
Robin S
Double-Decade Celebration
Emperor vi Steven
The Grand La Scala Emperor
Empress x Ran-Dee
The Opulent and Ethereal Broadway Angel Empress
Imperial Command Performance
Kevin Aviance
Dancing with dj Sir Johnny Dynell
Triple-Decade Celebration
Empress i Sybil the first
The Atlas Empress
The Final Walks of
Emperor xxiv Opi N. Yated
The Big Apple Emperor of Cycling, Service and Being Sensational
Empress xxix Madison Mansfield
The Curvy, Blonde Long Island Temptress of Serenity, Sincerity and Seduction
Imperial Broadway Command Performance
Fun Home
The 2015 Tony Award Winning Best Musical
Introduction of
The College of Monarchs of the Imperial Court of New York
Coronation Ceremony of
Emperor xxv Tree
The Double Eagle Stonewall Emperor of Samovars, Samba and Sensibility
Empress xxx Sugar B. Real
The Timeless Black Diamond and Pearl Empress
Dancing with dj Sir Johnny Dynell


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

More in Events

Theatre News: Zoe Caldwell, To Kill A Mockingbird, Tony News, Stephanie J. Block, Kathleen Chalfant, The Hello Girls and Harriet Harris

Suzanna BowlingFebruary 18, 2020

Jamie DeRoy and Friends Raises Money For The Actors Fund

Genevieve Rafter KeddyFebruary 17, 2020

Theatre News: David Byrne, Lynn Cohen, Janet Dacal, Beetlejuice, Julie Halston, Bernadette Peters and More

Suzanna BowlingFebruary 17, 2020

C-Cap to Host Star-Studded 30th Anniversary Grand Tasting

ElizaBeth TaylorFebruary 14, 2020

Inside the Williamstown Theatre Gala With Annie Golden, Dale Soules,Laura Benanti, Ashley Park, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More

Genevieve Rafter KeddyFebruary 14, 2020

Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway at The Town Hall Was Magic to Do With Patina Miller

Suzanna BowlingFebruary 13, 2020

Doris Bergman’s 12th Annual Valentine Oscar Luxury Lounge & Party Delights on Eve of Ceremony

ElizaBeth TaylorFebruary 11, 2020

Heart Squared, Love, Weddings and I Do Valentine’s Day in Times Square

Suzanna BowlingFebruary 8, 2020

BroadwayCon: Six the Musical, Beetlejuice, Moulin Rouge and Jagged Little Pill

Genevieve Rafter KeddyFebruary 7, 2020