Charles Busch (born 23 August 1954) is an American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator. He is known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. He wrote and starred in his early plays Off-off-Broadway beginning in 1978, generally in drag roles, and also acted in the works of other playwrights. He also wrote for television and began to act in films and on television in the late 1990s. His best known play is The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, which was a success on Broadway.