WHAT A LINEUP! Tenderloin Tessie Christmas Cabaret 2019

Our Tenderloin Tessie Christmas Cabaret show each year features a dazzling array of local San Francisco performing talent. I am so proud of the diverse and eclectic mix of performers that appear for us at this show, as that diversity reflects the broad, inclusive net that Tessie casts over this community. ALL who love are welcome…and they are not only welcome, but CELEBRATED. Thank you to all of our fabulous performers who appeared for us this year to raise money for this most beautiful, over 40 year San Francisco tradition.

Absolute Empress XXX Donna Sachet singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

Kathy Holly and Jorge Martinez singing “Feliz Navidad” and “El Nino del Tambor” (The Little Drummer Boy)

Cecilia Palmtag singing “He Shall Feed His Flock” from Handel’s Messiah

Sister Bella Donna performing Whitney Houston’s electrifying “Joy To The World”

Absolute Empress LI Emma Peel performing “When You’re Good To Mama” from Chicago

Alotta Gender performing “Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney”

Lily Chandrasekher & Kevin Jenkins singing “That Holiday Feeling”

Mutha Chucka performing Bette Midler’s hysterical “One Night Only”

The Singers Of The Street perform “A Boogie Woogie Christmas”

Sister Roma & Michael Gagne perform “Roma The Magnificent” – a spoof on the the famous Johnny Carson sketch “Carnack The Magnificent” written & adapted by Vanessa’s hubby, Robert McLoud

Group Finale, “Let There Be Peace On Earth”


  1. James Campbell
    January 3, 2020

    Homelessness is the most serious social problem of our generation. I am delighted to be associated with a group of people who are willing to do what they can to help people who are marginalized in a sometimes unforgiving world. Thank you Vanessa and Michael and everyone…

    • Vanessa Bousay
      January 3, 2020

      Thank You James Campbell for always being there for Tenderloin Tessie. We love you!

  2. January 7, 2020

    Sorry to hear about your friend Terry Gauchat. We have also lost a long time member. We also remember Kent Holleck. He always loved singing at the cabarets.

    • Vanessa Bousay
      January 7, 2020

      My condolences to you for your friend Kent. Blessings