Roy Haylock (Bianca Del Rio), is not your â€śtypicalâ€ť drag performer, he is a multifaceted individual who spans both theater, cabaret/bar scenes as an actor, costume designer and improve comic extraordinaire. As an actor he has starred in several theatrical productions, some include Pageant (Miss Industrial Northeast, Tawny Jo Johnson), Psycho Beach Party (Marvel Anne), Gypsy ( Miss Mazeppa), the original musical Hollywood Heaven, and Biancaâ€™s Remote Out of Control, which he also wrote.
As a costume designer Roy has received 13 Big Easy Entertainment Award Nominations, winning 6 awards with The Snow Queen, Ruthless, The Will Rogers Follies, Darylâ€™s Perils, Beehive and Hollywood Heaven. He has constructed costumes for the New Orleans Opera, Six Flags New Jersey, and Barbara Matera Ltd. in New York City.
His alter ego Bianca Del Rio was created in 1998, and has gone on to emcee and perform in many clubs throughout the country such as Blue Bar( Atlanta), Heaven NYC), Splash( NYC), Spirit (NYC) and Emerald City (Pensacola). Bianca has hosted the annual Bourbon Street Costume Awards at Mardi Gras and Drag Brunch at the W Hotel. He has also emceed Biancaâ€™s Comedy and Variety Show, Drag Bingo, and Illusions at OZ for 7 years in his native New Orleans.
As a Drag Diva, Bianca has been featured at many major circuit parties including Gay Days at Disney World (Orlando), Memorial Day (Pensacola), Gay Pride Turner Field( Atlanta), Halloween (New Orleans) and soon to appear with Aquafest on Holland America Cruise Lines in October 2006.
On television Bianca has appeared on MTVâ€™s Mardi Gras from New Orleans with Britney Spears, Carson Daly and Molly Sims, Mardi Gras Unmasked for the Travel Channel, The Craig Kilborn Show and A&Eâ€™s Airline.
Some of his more dubious achievements have been winning the New Orleans Gay Entertainer of The Year (3 years), New Orleans Gay Bitch of the Year (6 years) and 2001 Southern Decadence Grand Marshall. Roy currently resides in NYC.