Mimi Imfurst is the alter-ego of Braden Chapman, a larger-than-life Drag Queen recording artist and performer. He most recently starred in the 20th Anniversary Production of HEDWIG which received a Barrymore Nomination. Aside from two notorious turns on RuPaul’s Drag Race, as Mimi Imfurst he has also appeared in drag on Nurse Jackie, Celebrity Apprentice, Blue Bloods, The Big Ang Show, and ABC’s What Would You Do? He was crowned Miss’d America 2017 and later that year became the first American Drag Queen to perform in Cuba since the embargo.
He created and was an original member of the ground-breaking gender bending "girl" group XELLE and as a producer created RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons, the Divas of Drag and Dragapalooza tours which have toured the world.
Aside from touring as a drag comedian, onstage he has starred in productions of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Hedwig), AMERICAN IDIOT (ST. JIMMY), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Frank N Furter), INTO THE WOODS (Witch), THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKENSTEIN (ANNE) as well as MARY, LIKE A VIRGIN (The Virgin Mary), THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND (THE GOLDEN GIRLS UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL) (ROZ), and RHODA HEARTBREAK: THE MUSICAL (Rhoda). Most recently he conceived & directed the award winning new play DIVINE/INTERVENTION, the first ever play about the life of the John Waters muse DIVINE.
Many of his music is available on iTunes including his debut solo album THE FIRE, select tracks from QUEENS, as well as his parodies and most recent singles SWEET TRANSVESTITE (From the Rocky Horror Show) and (A Little) PIECE OF PEACE). Additionally the 20th Anniversary recording of HEDIWG is available on iTunes and other digital music outlets under HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (20th Anniversary Recording) on which Braden plays HEDWIG.