Raves

“Many have tried, but no one I have ever seen has been able to capture the essence of Marilyn quite like Sheri Winkelmann.”
— Mike Adamle: NBC Sportscaster

Dear Sherri,

Thank you so much for joining us for the second year in a row on the Time Life Malt Shop Memories Cruise a partnership between Time Life and Entertainment Cruise Productions. It was a pleasure to have you.

Your two tribute shows, Marilyn Monroe and Connie Francis are so well received on board, and they enhance the guest experience and have become an integral part of our cruises. I have heard such great comments from many of our passengers about how much they love your shows and love you. Live entertainment is king on our cruises and you are a valuable part of our entertainment family.

It is a testament to you that with all the big name talent we have performing live on board such as Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Dion, Darlene Love, Ronnie Specton, Leslie Gore and many more, your performances are so thoroughly enjoyed.

Once again, thanks and I look forward to seeing you next year.
— Michael Mitchell: Vice President Marketing, Strategic Partnerships, Live Entertainment and Cruises

If it’s Marilyn Monroe that you want, Marilyn Monroe is who you get with Sheri! She looks like, acts like, sounds like, and sings exactly like Marilyn. Sheri is professional and personable. She will work with you on what you’re looking for. Not only was she a great surprise for my husband on his 40th birthday, but she also was great at entertaining the crowd and making us laugh. It was a highlight of the night, and one I will never forget!
— Bernadette: Western Springs

Marilyn was fantastic! She was in constant communication with me to ensure the event went well without a hitch. She was in character the moment she stepped in the door and from one actor to another, I especially appreciated that! I would definitely recommend her to a friend looking for a look alike, etc. Great job “Marilyn”!
— Jeff Hoyt: Chase Bank, IL

Sheri did a FANTASTIC performance for my husband surprised 50th birthday!!! He had no idea Marilyn Monroe is coming to the party. She was very charming & beautiful; talented & very funny; awesome singer & dancer!! She knew how to get him embarrassed and to work the crowd. She got everyone laugh-out-loud. Everyone from young to old was VERY pleased with her great sense of humor and performance. A hat off to you Sheri!! She was definitely the shining star of the night. Thank you for leaving a lasting memory for my husband 50th birthday that he will always cherish! I would HIGHLY recommend Sheri to all.
— Samantha M: Clear Lake, IA

Marilyn was AWESOME! Everyone enjoyed her. My Mom and Aunts are still talking about how much fun it was. I’m so glad I decided to have Marilyn at the party. The guys loved her too! I will definitely keep you in mind for my next party.
— Tammy, IL

Hi Sheri,
Thanks so much for your professional appearance at the party. You were wonderful and a big, big hit. I appreciated very much some of the things you did along the way to help the party and recognized them. Thank You very much. I hope you had some fun too.
— Steve, IL

Marilyn was a phenomenal touch to our event. Her professionalism and talent is impeccable. We will definitely hire her for any events in the future where a Marilyn Monroe impersonator is needed. Thanks.
— Michael G: Chicago,IL

I wanted my husband’s 50th surprise birthday party to be a memorable day, not only for him but for our guests as well. Marilyn was spectacular! She truly accomplished this for me. She is not only beautiful but extremely talented and funny. I know I was not the only one there whose facial muscles were cramping from laughter. She really knew how to work her audience and make the embarrassed birthday boy feel special,too. Thanks for the great job Marilyn!!!
— Bridget A, IL

Sheri came to perform at our Watseka Theatre, the Iroquois Performing Arts Center. We expected someone to remind us all of Marilyn Monroe. We were wrong thinking along those lines. What Sheri did was transport us back in time to one of the golden ages of Hollywood where icons were much larger than life. She became Marilyn Monroe in every sense, every way. There was not a single person in the audience who didn’t believe that some how, some way, the real Marilyn Monroe was standing, talking, singing and acting right there on stage in front of us. It was magical as she became her! No doubt about it, Sheri’s gift is being Marilyn Monroe!
— Chuck Gomez: Owner, Watseka Theatre

Marilyn Monroe was a complete hit at our fund raiser. From her complete transformation to her professionalism and most entertaining performance, everyone in the crowd was more than pleased! She was beautiful as she roamed from table to table conversating and flirting. Her voice and acting abilities shined on our evening. We would recommend her to anyone looking for Marilyn Monroe!
— Dawn Serrato: Joliet, IL

Marilyn’s performance was fantastic! I would definitely recommend her...She had a wonderful singing voice, she stayed in character the whole time and she was great with my kids (who stayed for her performance). She stayed in contact me frequently prior to her performance at my husband’s 40th surprise birthday party and incorporated some of my husband’s idiosyncrasies into her show. I would definitely recommend her!!
— Jennie Birch: Arlington Heights, IL

Fantastic, enthusiastic, professional and very, very charming. The seniors were so enthsiastic, that they could not even believe how well she played the role. Excellent performer.
— Rafael G: Chicago, IL

Hi Sheri,
Thank you so much for doing such an excellent job!! You have a great voice and did an excellent Marilyn impersonation, my Grandpa absolutely loved you!!! He said this was the best birthday present he ever got. Thanks again!!!
— Erin Emerson, IL

Sherri,
Thank you so much for your stunning performance as Marilyn, last Saturday at the Rosewood for Steve’s 50th Birthday. All in the room loved your take and tease of Steve, as Marilyn. I received so many wonderful comments from our guests by the element of surprise, and watching Steve, blush. We will definitely recommend you to our friends.
— Barb Rubas, IL

We called Sheri only a few days before our birthday surprise. So kind, professional, thorough, and accommodating. Her performance was PERFECT and memorable not only for the birthday boy but for his entire office! Couldn’t have been happier!!
— Cara F: Chicago, IL

Excellent Job by both Marilyn and Elvis.! Our customers had a wonderful time at the event! I would recommend to anyone! Thanks again!
— Chuck G: Merrillville, IN

Marilyn arrived on time and was a hit at our event. She was a delight to work with. I would highly recommend hiring her.
— David K: Milwaukee, WI

From the moment she walked up, SHE WAS SO BELIEVEABLY MARILYN! Her voice, her wit, her comedic timing, her sex appeal...she was great! On top of that, she has a great singing voice! She worked with our special requests...I don’t think there is anything else she could have done to make our evening more perfect! Thanks Marilyn!
— Lisa M: Skokie, IL

Marilyn was AWESOME! She had the men speechless! My husband absolutely loved it and all the women loved her! Perfect performance!
— Therese H: Fontana, WI

I wanted my husband’s 50th surprise birthday party to be a memorable day, not only for him but for our guests as well. Marilyn was spectacular! She truly accomplished this for me. She is not only beautiful but extremely talented and funny. I know I was not the only one there whose facial muscles were cramping from laughter. She really knew how to work her audience and make the embarrassed birthday boy feel special,too. Thanks for the great job Marilyn!!!
— Bridget A: Dyer, IN

Marilyn was very professional, helpful & talented! She made my husband’s surprise 50th birthday extra special & a night that will be remembered by all our guests for years to come. Many of my guests are still commenting on what a wonderful evening it was & how much fun they had & how great she was! I would highly recommend her as she met all our expectations & was a real sweetheart! Thank you Gigmasters for helping us find the perfect Marilyn for our party!
— Kathy S: Naperville, IL

Very engaging with the audience. She had their full attention and did an incredibly remarkable job. I’d recommend her to others.
— Joe S: Roselle, IL