Tribute artists are plentiful in Las Vegas, but “Tribute Royalty” at the V Theater at Planet Hollywood focuses on two kings and a queen of music. The 75-minute show captures the essence of music industry icons Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Lady Gaga, through musical re-creations in concert of these three legendary icons that are truly worthy of the title of “royalty.” Supporting each colorful act are many imaginative costume changes and eight first-class dancers.
The cast consists of Erika Moul as Lady Gaga – “The Queen of Pop,” Travis Allen as Elvis – “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and Edward Moss as Michael Jackson – “The King of Pop.” The show is produced by Joshua Pearson, Matt Lewis, who is an acclaimed Elvis impersonator, and dancer/choreographer Janell Lewis with SimonWill Productions.
Erika Moul’s journey to become a Lady Gaga tribute artist happened when she was a student at Michigan State University studying acting and theater. In her freshman year, she discovered Gaga’s first song “Just Dance” and thought “she sounds like me!” Moul learned the entire album and ended up performing regularly all through college as “Baby Gaga” at a gay club called Spiral. As “Baby Gaga” she lead a Gay PRIDE parade in front of the state capitol, and even opened up for Lady Gaga’s best friend Lady Starlight after Gaga’s Michigan concert. Her career took off when she submitted a video to the producers of “Tribute Royalty” and nailed the gig.
Travis Allen first made his name as a country music artist and opened for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. With his father’s encouragement, he entered an Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA) contest in full costume and took third place. In the second contest, he won first place and was hooked. Fate stepped in when he was laid off as an electrician, which prompted his move to Las Vegas and becoming a professional ETA. He has been named an Ultimate ETA and placed amongst the top 15 ETAs in the world championships in Memphis.
Edward Moss, has been performing as The King Of Pop since 1996 and has been in high demand globally especially since Jackson’s untimely death. Moss has appeared on television in “Mad TV,” “Politically Incorrect,” “The Steve Harvey Show” and “Nip/Tuck.” His film credits include “Scary Movie 3 and 4” and “Don't Be Scared.” He has also appeared in numerous commercials, music videos and stage shows in Las Vegas, including the “Bette Midler Millennium Concert,” “Carnival Cabaret” in Lake Tahoe and the “CopyKatz Celebrity Revue” at the CopyKatz Showroom - Downtown Palm Springs.
“Tribute Royalty” is performed daily except Sunday at 4 p.m. General admission is $49.99 and VIP $69.99. Call 702-260-7200 for information.