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Unisex Salon with Kenyon Phillips

  • Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

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Book your appointment at the UNISEX SALON, an improvisational musical variety show from the mind of genre-hopping musician, actor and writer Kenyon Phillips. A madcap mashup of Paris in the 20's and NY in the 80’s, UNISEX SALON is an intimate underground revue where anything can happen...and every show is different. Anchored by host and bandleader Phillips along with his orchestral rock band, The Ladies in Waiting, and musical director Mackenzie Shivers, each show features a rotating lineup of guests spanning a range of musical genres. While the players are set ahead of time, the order in which they perform is decided spontaneously by Phillips based on the mood of the room. In addition to rehearsed songs, each show features sung conversations between Kenyon and his guests along with spontaneous mashups and audience participation.


Cady Huffman
Michael Musto
Pearl Rhein
Claire Wellin
Ike Ufomadu + Jacob A. Ware
‘Roosta. Bon.' (Jennifer McKenna + Russell Daniels)
Mackenzie Shivers
Lance Breakfast
Raven O and the Pious
Nikkie McLeod

Yuka Tadano
Deborah Zech Yambala
Autumn Ready Potter
Scott Meola
Thais Schaller

And more…

Crowned “the new King of New York” by The Huffington Post, wildly theatrical singer, songwriter, emcee, actor, model, and DJ Kenyon Phillips knows how to put on a show. In addition to founding and fronting the bands Roma! and Unisex Salon, Phillips has shared the stage, screen and studio with such luminaries as comedienne Amy Poehler, pop culture commentator Michael Musto, international drag performer Joey Arias, choreographer Karole Armitage, director Mark Romanek, and Broadway bombshells Cady Huffman and Daphne Rubin-Vega. His songs have been featured on several network and cable television programs, including Shameless on Showtime and Eleventh Hour on CBS. Together with his orchestral rock band, The Ladies in Waiting, Phillips delivers danceable drama in the spirit of Rocky Horror. 

“The new King of New York.” – The Huffington Post

"The of-the-moment It kid of the musical theater scene." – The Daily Beast

“Shamelessly in the thrall of New York in the ‘80s.” — Time Out New York

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Singles Motel
Later Event: March 30
The Genuinely Strange Hour