Tammie Brown

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Tammie Brown
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Brown at RuPaul's DragCon LA in 2018
Keith Glen Schubert

(1980-09-15) September 15, 1980 (age 38)
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
OccupationDrag performer

Tammie Brown is the stage name of Keith Glen Schubert (born September 15, 1980), an American drag performer, reality television personality, and recording artist. Brown was a fixture in the Southern California drag scene before appearing on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars.[1]

Early life[edit]

Keith Glen Schubert was born on September 15, 1980, in Corpus Christi, Texas.[2] He first started dressing in drag during high school, in theatre productions of Grease as Cha Cha and Into the Woods as Cinderella's Stepmother.[2][3]


Tammie posing at Drag Con Los Angeles June 2015

Brown first appeared on The Surreal Life with Tammy Faye Messner. Out of drag, Schubert has appeared on How Clean Is Your House? and acted in commercials for McDonald's and UPS.[2] Brown also performed in the Los Angeles Auditions of season 2 of America's Got Talent.[citation needed]

Brown was announced as one of nine contestants for the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race on February 2, 2009. He was eliminated in the second episode, placing eighth.[4]

Brown was amongst 12 past contestants who were brought back for RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars in 2012. Brown was paired with first-season castmate Nina Flowers to form Team Brown Flowers and was eliminated in the second episode "RuPaul's Gaff-In."[5] "Responsitrannity," the runway theme song for All Stars, was inspired by RuPaul's first season fight with Tammie Brown.[6] Brown, along with All Stars contestants Manila Luzon, Raven, and Latrice Royale, appeared in a television commercial for travel website Orbitz's new portal for LGBT leisure travel.[7]

Outside of Drag Race, Brown released his debut album Popcorn on March 18, 2009.[8]

In 2011, Brown and fellow RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Ongina were honorary trail guides for the Saddle Up LA AIDS Benefit Trail Ride.[9]

In 2012, Brown was featured in an Allstate ad.[10] Brown was also photographed for Gorgeous, a project that involved Armen Ra, Candis Cayne, and Miss Fame.[11]

Brown is a member of the band the Rollz Royces with Kelly Mantle and Michael Catti.[12] Mantle and Catti have appeared in Tammie Brown's Christmas show Holiday Sparkle at Fubar in West Hollywood, California.[13]

Brown was the only season one contestant to not appear at the season ten grand finale, due to being the warm up act for Trixie Mattel's tour in August 2018.[14]

In June 2019, Brown was one of 37 queens to be featured on the cover of New York Magazine.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Schubert has been openly gay since high school.[9] He frequently volunteers at the Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Center.[16]

Schubert has described his drag style as bohemian. He cites the movies What's Love Got to Do with It? and Tootsie as major inspirations for his drag.[9]



Title Year
Popcorn[17] 2009
Hot Skunx / Zorillos Calliente[18] 2014


Title Year Album
"Discos Undead" 2010 Non-album single
"Love Piñata"[19] 2012
"Whatever It May Be" (featuring Bownce)[20] 2014

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director
"Whatever"[21] 2007 Rod Barroso
"Shakabuku U"[22]
"The Ballad of Tiger Lilly"[23] 2009
"Discos Undead"[24] 2010
"Clam Happy"[25]
"Love Piñata"[26] 2012
"Amigos Son Héroes/La Telaraña"[27] 2014 Bri Cirel
"I Stay Connected"[28]
"Walking Children in Nature"[29]


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Mouse's Birthday Himself
2011 The Summer of Massacre Clubber #2
2011 Fest Selects: Best Gay Shorts, Vol. 1 Himself
2013 I Am Divine Himself


Year Title Role Notes
2004 How Clean Is Your House? Himself "Philthy Philharmonic"
2007 America's Got Talent Himself "L.A. auditions"
2009 RuPaul's Drag Race Himself 8th Place (Eliminated in Episode 2)
2010 RuPaul's Drag U Himself Episode 7: "Mother vs Daughters"
2010 The Arrangement[30] Himself Episode 6
2012 RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Himself 10th Place (Eliminated in Episode 2)
2015 Skin Wars Himself Season 2 Episode 4 "Queens or Divas"

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director
2005 "Twisted Transistor" (Korn)[2] Dave Meyers
2007 "She's Madonna" (Robbie Williams)[2] N/A
2008 "Mm-ma-ma" (Crazy Loop)[2] N/A
2011 "Progress" (Ayumi Hamasaki) Masashi Muto
2011 "Sleepless in Silverlake" (Les Savy Fav)[31] Tom Bingham
2012 "Responsitrannity" (RuPaul) N/A
2012 "Queen" (Xelle)[32] JC Cassis
2012 "The Chop" (Manila Luzon & Latrice Royale) Syuji Honda
2014 "Eliminated" (Kelly Mantle feat- Bownce & Wendy Ho) Kija Manharé
2019 ”Elevator to the Gallows” (Senses Fail) John Mark
2019 "Yellow Cloud" (Trixie Mattel) Brad Hammer


  1. ^ Podell, Michael (2015-09-03). "An Interview With Drag Race All-Star Tammie Brown". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "About Tammie". TammieBrown.net. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Fitzgerald, Chistine (11 September 2010). "RuPaul's Drag U Faculty Spotlight – Tammie Brown". Socialite Life. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  4. ^ Kelly, Chris J (2013-10-08). ""RuPaul's Drag Race" Recap Realness: Four Wrongs Don't Make A Right". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  5. ^ Sava, Olivia (30 October 2012). "RuPaul's Gaff-In". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  6. ^ Fernandez, Maria Elena (19 October 2012). "RuPaul Picks Favorite All-Star Drag Race Looks - The Daily Beast". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  7. ^ Spargo, Chris (12 November 2012). "The Queens Take Vacation Back: Orbitz Behind The Scenes". New Now Next. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Tammie Brown - Popcorn (File) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  9. ^ a b c Normal, Abby (19 May 2011). "Tammie Brown, "This Interview Will Burst Your Bubble!"". Yahoo! Voices. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  10. ^ Robertson, Lindsay (24 July 2012). "While You Were Working: 'Drag Race' Contestant Stars In Allstate Ad". New Now Next. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  11. ^ Baume, Matt (14 December 2013). "PHOTOS: Exclusive Chat with Drag Icons Delta Work, Tammie Brown and Landon Cider". Queerty. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  12. ^ Hollywood, Hollis (13 January 2013). "Experience Tammie: There's No One Else Like Tammie Brown". HollisHollywood. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  13. ^ Spargo, Chris (21 November 2012). "Tammie Brown's Holiday Show Is The Event Of The Season". New Now Next. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  14. ^ "We spent two months interviewing Drag Race's Tammie Brown over WhatsApp - here's what happened". Gay Times. 2018-08-21. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  15. ^ "On The Cover: The Most Powerful Drag Queens In America".
  16. ^ "Happy Birthday to Drag Artist Tammie Brown". The Gay Almanac. The Gay Almanac. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  17. ^ "Popcorn by Tammie Brown". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  18. ^ "Hot Skunx / Zorillos Calliente by Tammie Brown on iTunes". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  19. ^ "Love Pinata - Single by Tammie Brown". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  20. ^ "Whatever It May Be (feat. Bownce) - Single by Tammie Brown on iTunes". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  21. ^ rod1million (2007-04-28). "Tammie Brown "Whatever" Music video !!! WORLD PREMIERE!!!". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  22. ^ rod1million (2007-11-26). "TAMMIE BROWN "SHAKABUKU U "!!". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  23. ^ rod1million (2009-05-04). "TaMMie Brown-"The Ballad of Tiger Lilly"". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  24. ^ rod1million (2010-05-21). "Tammie Brown "Discos Undead!"". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  25. ^ ItsTaMMieBrown (2010-07-06). "TaMMie Brown - "Clam Happy!"". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  26. ^ ItsTaMMieBrown (2012-01-30). "TaMMie Brown's "Love Piñata"". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  27. ^ ItsTaMMieBrown (2014-03-31). "TaMMie Brown Double Feature: " Amigos Son Heroes/ La Tearaña"". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  28. ^ ItsTaMMieBrown (2015-05-11). ""I Stay Connected", TaMMie Brown". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  29. ^ ItsTaMMieBrown (2014-06-14). "TaMMie Brown featuring Michael Catti "Walking Children in Nature"". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  30. ^ "Arrangement Episode Guide 2010 Season 1 - Arrangement Episode 6". TV Guide. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  31. ^ "Tammie Brown - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  32. ^ Spargo, Chris (25 October 2012). "XELLE's 'Queen' Music Video Features Every 'Drag Race' Queen: Watch October 25, 2012 ● by Chris Spargo". New Now Next. Retrieved 3 March 2013.

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