Sharon McNight Returns to IML and Single Tickets Go on Sale and

International Mr. Leather

Sharon McNight

CHICAGO – International Mr. Leather is pleased and excited to announce the triumphant return of Sharon McNight! Her return engagement is several years in the making and she is better than ever. We believe it because she said so.

Called by The Boston Globe “The Robin Williams of cabaret,” Sharon’s career has spanned Broadway to Moose Halls and to Carnegie Hall. She has six solo albums to her credit and has won many awards including six San Francisco Cabaret Gold awards, a MAC award and a New York Nightlife Award for Musical Comedy.

Sharon lights up any stage she takes command of and is a favorite among cabaret audiences from California to Provincetown. For additional updates on her schedule, please visit her website at

Sharon will be performing at the 34th Annual International Mr. Leather Contest on Sunday, May 27, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Chicago. She will also be making some surprise appearances around IML during the weekend. Because, as she puts it, “who doesn’t like being around hot men in leather?”

Single tickets went on sale on April 25. Ticket Prices are as follows:
Opening Ceremonies (Friday): $30
Pecs & Personality (Saturday): $35
34th Annual Contest (Sunday): $50
Black and Blue Ball (Monday): $30

For tickets to House of Blues, please visit the House of Blues website at

Weekend Packages which include the ‘goody bag’, t-shirt, poster and pass for the vendor market and busses start at $165.

Link for all ticketing can be found on our website,

Non-weekend Package holders will need to get a daily wristband to enter the Vendor Market. Day Pass registration is in Columbus Hall, Gold Level at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Suggested daily donation is $5 and wristbands are color-coded for each day of IML.

A full Weekend Market “Pride Pass” is available for a donation of at least $25 and will provide immediate access to the Vendor Market during open hours. “Pride Pass” holders will receive a special wristband, a certificate good for $25 off a Weekend Package for IML 2013 and will be good for free admission to the Leather Archives and Museum thru June 30, 2012. These passes can be purchased in the Vendor Market Day Pass registration area in Columbus Hall.

All net proceeds of Day Pass and “Pride Pass” donations benefits The Leather Archives and Museum.

All attendees to IML events must be at least 21 years of age and carry a government issued ID.