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WMU alum, Sutton Lee Seymour, returns to play Gertrude Garnet in The Lady in Question.

Known as “the Robin Williams of Drag,” Western Michigan University alumnus Sutton Lee Seymour returns to star in the University Theatre production of The Lady in Question at WMU’s Shaw Theatre Nov. 9-18.

Seymour, a New York City-based drag queen, has appeared in a number of off-Broadway shows as well as on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Seymour graduated from WMU with a bachelor’s degree in music theatre in 2007.

In the upcoming show, Seymour stars as the glamorous and vain Gertrude Garnet, an internationally recognized concert pianist. In this work of satire, Gertrude is on tour in 1940s Bavaria, where she meets a dashing professor who challenges her selfish ways when he asks for her help to rescue his mom from a Nazi prison camp.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 15-17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, call 387-2300 or visit tickets.millerauditorium.com.