Quadruple-Threat Diva


a singer, dancer, actress, and vegan-know-it-all.

Mistress Ginger is a quadruple-threat diva based in the Twin Cities. Since 2006, she’s appeared in numerous cabaret shows and alternative performance events in the Twin Cities, from the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. With a passion for storytelling through song, she delights in taking her audiences on whimsical journeys full of heart and imagination, plus the occasional fan kick.

When she's not dazzling audiences with the latest Junkyard Cabaret production, she can be found cooking up tantalizing vegan meals for one or more of her many lovers. Her cookbook, Mistress Ginger Cooks!: Everyday Vegan Food for Everyone, was published in 2014 and wowed the critics with its high-heeled brand of plant-based cookery. The Star Tribune says, "We've never thought it possible to use the words 'vegan' and 'glamour' in the same sentence, until now..." Find it on Amazon or get autographed copies from the Mistress herself.

Mistress Ginger in the 2016 biopic cabaret spectacular,  Hello My Name Is Mistress Ginger

Mistress Ginger in the 2016 biopic cabaret spectacular, Hello My Name Is Mistress Ginger

A Little Bit of Herstory

Mistress Ginger was born Mary Morningstar in Barnesville, Maryland. She ran away from her Grammy’s house at 16 and made her musical debut at the 99-cent taco night at the Barnesville Bar & Grill. Soon after, she was headlining as “Little Miss Ginger” at Le Supperclub de la Swank. After a stint in New Orleans, she sailed up the Mississippi and washed ashore in Minneapolis. There, she found work at Professor Rottenbottom's Pre-Opera House of Whores, wielding whips and singing showtunes with a BDSM bent, thus the Mistress moniker. She has since hung up her whip and blossomed into a glittering cabaret diva, serving up an alarmingly eclectic array of popular song.