Meet The Impersonation Shows of Las Vegas

These six shows will have you thinking you're seeing the real thing.

What's the next best thing to the real thing? An imitation. Las Vegas certainly has its fill of impersonation acts, whether as a tribute to the original artist, a singer performing the hits with his own words or guys in drag lip syncing along. Here, a look at 10 of the best impersonation acts on the Las Vegas Strip. 

The Australian Bee Gees

Stayin' Alive

All things Bee Gees come to life at "The Australian Bee Gees Show," complete with video clips, live camera images and stunning graphics. Close your eyes and you can almost hear Barry, Robin and Maurice crooning hits such as "Night Fever," "You Should Be Dancing" and "More Than A Woman." Excalibur, 702.597.7600


Dude Looks Like a Lady

Frank Marino’s Joan Rivers is front-and-center and in Bob Mackie gown after gown in this energetic female impersonator show in which the stars range from Diana Ross to Madonna to Lady Gaga. Some of the ladies in "Divas Las Vegas" could easily be mistaken for their diva counterparts. The Linq, 702.777.2782


From Downtown to the Strip

Gordie Brown Live stars such as Jack Nicholson, Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Bill Clinton and even Johnny Mathis singing Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” make an appearance in impressionist Gordie Brown’s show. Of course, Brown puts his own spin on the lyrics, making his spot-on impressions even funnier. Planet Hollywood Cabaret Theater, 702.777.2782


The Biggest Legends

"Legends in Concert" is considered the standard for all impersonator shows with its battalion of ever-changing impersonators that could include Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley or Janis Joplin. Flamingo, 702.777.2782


King of Pop

King of Pop

"MJ Live" captures the essence of the King of Pop live in concert and the audience can relive his biggest hits, dance moves and phenomenal voice. Stratosphere, 702.380.7777


Terry Fator

Puppet Man

Ventriloquist extraordinaire Terry Fator sings celebrity impressions with the help of Winston, the Impersonating Turtle; Emma Taylor, the selfie-taking tween with the big voice; Maynard Tompkins, the Elvis Impersonator and many others. With comedic banter and amazing vocal impressions of musical superstars such as Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Bruno Mars, Roy Orbison and more. Mirage, 702.792.7777