In our ongoing special series, spend 69 seconds with Ian Yuri Gardner who plays Mercedes in the upcoming Vancouver Playhouse production of La Cage aux Folles.
01Your first job.
02The job you wanted as a child.
04If you could have dinner with one person, who would that be?
05Finish this sentence: I first kissed a boy…
06Your biggest indulgence.
07RuPaul or Divine?
08Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
09 Your pet peeve.
10 The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
Meet Ian Yuri Gardner
Fresh out of the ghetto of Whaley in Surrey, BC, this diva donned her first platform shoes on the stages of Celebrities Nightclub. Since then, she has tipped her way across the runways of Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway/National Tour/Toronto /NL, the 2008 Tony Awards, the cruise ships of Royal Caribbean Productions, the Arts Club’s Hairspray, and much more.
Born to the title of Ian Yuri Gardner, her incarnations include Afrodesia and now “the fabulous Cagelle with the gorgeous bone structure,” Mercedes!
Look for Yuri as a member of Les Cagelles in the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company production of La Cage aux Folles on the Vancouver Playhouse stage November 26 through December 24, 2011.