BROOKLYN BUZZ: Brooklyn Impersonator brings Peggy Lee to life
Playing dress up isn’t only for kids.
Just ask Robert Carlsen, a 71-year-old retiree from Bay Ridgewho, for fun, impersonates celebrities of all genders and decades,from Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga.
My life has been a party, about having a good time, saidCarlsen between rehearsals for his next show, where he will dressup and sing as famed American singer and actress Peggy Lee. I dothe present as well as the past. I try to keep up to date withthings, but mostly popular figures in the celebrity field. I findit fun to imitate what they did.
His rehearsals are for a Tribute to Peggy Lee that will be heldon Sunday, April 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Bethlehem LutheranChurch on Ovington and Fourth Avenues. The tribute is being hostedby the Scandinavian East Coast Museum, an organization founded in1996 to celebrate the contributions and cultural heritage ofBrooklyn’s Scandinavian-American population.