Sharon McNight Feinstein’s at the Nikko
Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome Tony Award nominee – and San Francisco legend – Sharon McNight to Feinstein’s at the Nikko for two performances only – Thursday, January 16, 2014 (8 p.m.) and Friday, January 17, 2014 (8 p.m.). Making her Feinstein’s at the Nikko debut, McNight will present her all-new show, The First 30 Years – an introspective retrospect from Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall (and all the gin joints on the way). Sharing her quixotic experiences from standing on a stage made from stacked beer cases in San Francisco’s Castro District to starring on Broadway in Starmites and her indelible appearances in the world’s bistros, McNight will perform songs by Irving Berlin, Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Willy Nelson and many new composers with her trademark comedy in-between. Joan Edgar will serve as Musical Director. Tickets for Sharon McNight range in price from $25–$35 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein’s at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein’s at the Nikko by Executive Chef Philippe Striffeler, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.
The California native is a favorite with cabaret and concert audiences and is known for her sardonic comedic style, wry comments on the ways of the world and an eclectic mix of song selections. To many, her off-the-cuff ad libs and audience participation may be the most revered elements of any McNight show… The First 30 Years is no exception!
McNight made her Broadway debut in 1989 in Starmites creating the role of Diva, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, and was the recipient of the coveted Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, which was presented to her by Carol Channing. In San Francisco, McNight was voted Best Actress by the San Francisco Bay Area Critics’ Circle for her performance as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly. She has received five Cable Car Awards for San Francisco’s Cabaret Entertainer of the Year, New York’s MAC Award for Outstanding Female Vocalist and the New York Critics’ Nightlife Award for Best Musical Comedy Cabaret Show for Ladies Compose Yourselves. Of her many accomplishments and performance awards, McNight is most proud of the money she has raised on behalf of AIDS related charities. McNight is featured in the international best-selling book, “And the Band Played On.”
All seating at Feinstein’s at the Nikko is cabaret style and available on a first-come, first-served basis within the section purchased. Guests who purchase the prix-fixe dinner at Restaurant Anzu will receive a complimentary section upgrade (subject to availability) and get to choose their exact seat locations within the upgraded section.
Guests of Feinstein’s at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko’s lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko’s intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein’s at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100.
For additional information on Sharon McNight, visit www.sharonmcnight.com.
For additional information on Feinstein’s at the Nikko, visit: www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins
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ABOUT MICHAEL FEINSTEIN
The two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More than simply a performer, Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular songbook and preserving its legacy for the next generation.
ABOUT THE MICHAEL FEINSTEIN GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK INITIATIVE
Founded in 2007, The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative is dedicated to increasing the appreciation for the Great American Songbook and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country.