Watch: Tina Burner Embraces Her Love for Musical Theater

by Matthew Wexler

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Sunday August 15, 2021
Originally published on August 11, 2021

Watch Tina Burner's exclusive interview with EDGE as she chats about her new show, "Maybe This Time," and the accompanying video series that pays tribute to some of the theater's legendary leading lady roles. Iconic performances include Rose from "Gypsy," Audrey from "Little Shop of Horrors," Sally Bowles from "Cabaret," Joanne ("The Ladies Who Lunch") from "Company," and more.

The sizzling-hot drag performer — most recently known for her appearance on "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 13 — joined EDGE senior editor Matthew Wexler to raise the curtain on all things musical theater... reading is fundamental, but dishing about our favorite shows and stars is even better!

Burner discusses her first musical theater experience ("Phantom of the Opera," of course!) and heading to Sweden to join the boy band 5th Ring. Did you also know Tina Burner was a competitive tap dancer and one of her early breaks was in the musical "Big River"?

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Beyond discussing the inspiration for her new interpretations of famous musical theater moments, Burner offers her take on some of the musicals heading to Broadway this season, including "Company," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Diana," and "Caroline or Change."

Tina Burner is the current reigning National Miss Comedy Queen, and has also produced the GLAM Award-winning "Witch Perfect." Her chart-topping debut album, "Maybe This Time," debuted at #2 on iTunes' vocal chart and is available on iTunes and streaming services everywhere.

Matthew Wexler is EDGE's Senior Editor, Features & Branded Content. More of his writing can be found at Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.