Champagne Jerry's album, The Champagne Room, is available in wide release digitally and features 12+ new tracks with beats from Ad-Rock and Max Tannone, featuring the vocal talents of Bridget Everett, Erin Markey, Murray Hill, Larry Krone and Jim Andralis.
Neal Medlyn is a performance artist and musician living in New York whose most well-known work is his Pop Star Series and his rap alias, Champagne Jerry. He was named one of the top ten performers in New York by Time Out New York. His work as Champagne Jerry has appeared at Joe’s Pub, BAM, and on tour in various music venues, art galleries, and Walmart parking lots. His album ‘For Real, You Guys’ debuted in 2014.
The Pop Star Series, a string of performance pieces built around the music, lives, and personae of Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, Prince, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Insane Clown Posse, and Michael Jackson, has been presented at venues such as Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, PS122, the Chocolate Factory as well as in various festivals and theaters such as American Realness, the TBA Festival, and the Live Art Festival at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany. Other work of his has been presented by the New Museum for Contemporary Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, and he has received support from Creative Capital and New York Foundation for the Arts.
He appeared in Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder on Comedy Central and co-starred in a web series called People Are Detectives with Carmine Covelli. He has danced for David Neumann and Adrienne Truscott and won a 2010 Bessie Award for his sound design work with Miguel Gutierrez. He co-curated the Movement Research Spring Festival in 2012. He is on the board of the feminist performance journal Women & Performance and he has served on the Movement Research Artist Advisory Council and on the Judson Selection Committee.
He teaches a devised theater class at Playwrights Horizons at NYU and has guest taught and been a visiting artist at Sarah Lawrence, CalArts and NYU Performance Studies.