The award-winning drag icon, actor and playwright tackled the song, which was introduced in 1979’s “The Muppet Movie,” as part of his June cabaret engagement at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below. That evening was captured for posterity on Busch’s album, “Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below,” which hits retailers Dec. 2.
“I can’t believe that I actually have a record out that I’m very, very proud of,” Busch told The Huffington Post. “I think it’s a very good representation of who I am, and where I am right now.”
Just weeks after the album’s release, Busch will return to the Feinstein’s/54 stage Below for a special New Year’s Eve performance. That show will feature much of the same material as the album, he said, along with a few additional surprises.
Busch told HuffPost that he’s aware that his show will cap off what’s been an incredibly difficult year for many, including those in the LGBTQ community, and as a result, he is planning to conclude the show on an optimistic, forward-thinking note.
“I would suspect that my audience tends to be on my political wavelength, but… you never know,” he said. “It’s not really a place for me to be pontificating. But, at the same time, New Year’s Eve is a very profound moment every year.”
Although Busch is tight-lipped on the specifics, he’d be remiss if he didn’t wear something fabulous in honor of the occasion, too. “Floating chiffon is good if you’re over 40,” he quipped.