Born O’Neill Nichol Haynes and raised in Houston, TX, this classically trained composer and operatic singer with a 4-octave range, has emerged as a sought after performance artist, active in New York City and Philadelphia with travels all around the Northeast.
Sapphira Cristàl is a former Queen Of Boston Pride, The Drag Queen in Residence at the First Church of Sommerville UCC, Philadelphia’s Miss Everything 2015, the Reigning Miss Gay NY USofA, and was recently featured on Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live”.
In addition, she inspires and encourages the next generation through her appearances at the Emerson College, Suffolk University as well as many youth camps, dance studios, and high schools.
“There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down to lift someone else up”
Sapphira spreads her message of love, understanding, patience, and acceptance to all by partnering with charitable organizations to not only spread the word through her entertaining, inspiring and empowering performances, but to also raise funds for tangible change.
“There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down to lift someone else up”, is Sapphira Cristàl’s personal credo, and she has made it her mission to be an inspiration–uplifting and encouraging those around her–wherever she goes.