2019 Earline Budd Award

Houston, Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige among others. Shi-Queeta performs weekly at the historic landmark at "Chateau Remix" , and formerly at the premier D.C. night club, Town Danceboutique the pass 10 years. Through her career she has often wowed her crowd with her vocal ability. If you attend her popular drag brunch at Queeta's Palace on the weekend, you would hear her amazing voice sing happy birthday to show-goers.

Shi-Queeta Lee’s performances regularly feature female/ male impersonators. Her personality and popularity have made her a much sought after MC for large-scale events and festivals such as D.C. Black Gay Pride and the Dominican Island Heat Gay Pride 2006 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, And First Drag Queen to perform at The White House, The Howard Theatre, Bethesda Jazz & Blues Club, The John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts on the Millennium Stage to name a few.

A veteran actor, her credits include roles in the major motion pictures Ca$h Money and XXX-2; independent films Mistaken Identity and Xmas Eve; HBOs The Wire season 3, reality shows such as: NBC’s America's Got Talent Season 4, R&B Divas Atlanta, DragCity:DC as well as ViceLand Documentary & ABC's Ugly Betty . Her onstage theatrical credits include musicals such as "Mama I Wanna Sing", "South Pacific", “The First Lady”, "Lord I'm Coming Home", The Process, 10 Naked Men, The Maintenance Man and Red Hot Summer. Most recently she has made a name for herself in the Washington DC area by directing and producing Lip-Synched stage plays at local theatre's and other venues. Her over-the-top shows have included: Dreamgirls, The Colored Purple: Twisted, To Wong Foo, Still Magnolias, Waiting To Exhale and The Wiz vs. The Wizard of OZ just to name a few.

She is also very involved with Casa Ruby Community Center for the LBGT.

May 2019


About Award:

The Earline Budd Award is given to individuals who serve as a positive role model in the DC Black LGBTQ community.