In 1934 Paris, trained coloratura soprano Victoria Grant, a native Brit, can't get a job as a singer and is having trouble making ends meet. She doesn't even have enough money for the basics of food and shelter. Gay cabaret singer Carole 'Toddy' Todd may befall the same fate as Victoria as he was just fired from his singing gig at a second rate club named Chez Lui. To solve both their problems, Toddy comes up with what he considers an inspired idea: with Toddy as her manager, Victoria, pretending to be a man, get a job singing as a female impersonator. If they pull this scheme off, Toddy vows Victoria, as her male alter ego, will be the toast of Paris and as such be extremely wealthy. That alter ego they decide is Polish Count Victor Grazinski, Toddy's ex-lover who was disowned by his family when they found out he was gay. The Count auditions for the city's leading agent, Andre Cassell, who, impressed, gets him a gig performing in the city's best nightclub. In the audience on the ... Written by
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Did You Know?
Lesley Ann Warren
was offered the stage role of Norma Cassidy (her Oscar (R) nominated role) in the stage version of "Victor/Victoria" starring Julie Andrews
, but had to turn it down due to other movie commitments. See more
The term "gay" was NOT an acceptable term for gays in the 1930s Paris, or anywhere else for that matter. See more
Stick around, I might want to play some golf.
Boss, it's snowing outside!
We'll use red balls.
Referenced in Revenge: Identity
Finale/Shady Dame From Seville (Reprise)
Performed by Robert Preston See more