A New York stage apparently wasn’t large enough for these bigger-than-life, cross-dressing performers.
A popular Chicago drag queen claims he was hurt during a rehearsal at a studio in the Garment District because too many performers were jammed into a rehearsal space that was too small.
Matthew Sanderson, 37, who performs under the name Detox and is an alum of RuPaul’s “Drag Race” — signed up for the drag tour with Voss Events in 2019 and was part of a run-through held at a studio at 520 Eighth Ave., according to court papers.
But the March 28, 2019, rehearsal went south when Sanderson suffered “serious and permanent injuries to his face” as performers went through their choreography, he claimed in the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed against Voss and New York Spaces Inc., which owned the studio.
Sanderson wants $600,000 damages and claims Voss and New York Spaces should have known the studio was “inadequate” to host the number of performers involved.
Voss and New York Spaces didn’t respond to messages seeking comment.