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THE BILLIE HOLIDAY PROJECT
OCTOBER 10, 2019

The Billie Holiday Project, led by Stella Heath, celebrates the music of Lady Day! Shrouded in mystery, as she was draped in furs, Billie was quintessentially multi-faceted, possessing the sensitivity and ability to make the songs she sang as personal as if she was singing them softly in your own very ear. Featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest Jazz musicians, The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of experiencing Lady Day live in a 1930s jazz club. Drawing from some of Billie’s most recorded tunes, including “Blue Moon,” “Billie’s Blues,” “God Bless the Child,” and “Strange Fruit,” the evening is interspersed with the music and stories of Billie’s life, and revives some of her earlier and lesser-known tunes. The Billie Holiday Project features Stella Heath, invoking the vocal stylings of Billie Holiday; Neil Fontano, piano virtuoso from Sonoma County; Jason Bellenkes on tenor saxophone and clarinet, and Trevor Kinsel on upright bass and cornet.


ANDY MIENTUS
OCTOBER 12 – 13, 2019

This fall, Broadway and television star Andy Mientus (CW’s “The Flash,” NBC’s “Smash,” Spring Awakening, Les Misérables) will bring Joni Mitchell’s iconic 1970 album, “Ladies of the Canyon,” to life on-stage at Feinstein’s at the Nikko. At 26 years old, Joni Mitchell wrote and recorded songs, drew album art, and hand wrote lyrics for the release of her third studio album, “Ladies of the Canyon,” which Rolling Stone hailed as “an album of departures, overheard conversations and unquiet triumphs for this hymnal lady who mingles the random with the particular so effectively.” Joined by music director Benjamin Rauhala, Mientus—currently making his London theatre debut in the acclaimed new musical The View Upstairs—will cover the album in full, stripping beloved songs such as “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Woodstock,” and “The Circle Game” down to find the hymns inside these unquiet triumphs.

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MICHAEL LONGORIA
OCTOBER 16, 2019

Michael Longoria, star of Jersey Boys and The Midtown Men, will bring his one-man show, Like They Do In The Movies, to Feinstein’s at the Nikko for one performance only. Featuring songs from his brand-new album of the same name—including "Evergreen" from A Star Is Born, "I Will Always Love You" from The Bodyguard, "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun and "Unchained Melody" from Ghost—Longoria will take audiences on a romantic cinematic journey.

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RACHEL BAY JONES
OCTOBER 18, 2019

Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Lucille Lortel Award winner Rachel Bay Jones returns to Feinstein’s at The Nikko with her longtime collaborator Randy Redd to slay the American Songbook! Best known for originating the role of ‘Heidi Hansen’ in the original Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen, audiences also know her work from TV’s “Modern Family” and “God Friended Me” as well as the film “Ben Is Back” opposite Julia Roberts. Mr. Redd has been seen on Broadway in Million Dollar Quartet, Ring of Fire, and Parade. Together they’ll be performing their take on songs spanning the American Songbook.


CAISSIE LEVY
OCTOBER 25 – 26, 2019

Following a sold-out engagement in 2017, Caissie Levy—star of Broadway and the West End—will return to Feinstein’s at the Nikko with her brand-new solo show. Currently starring on Broadway as ‘Elsa’ in the smash-hit musical, Frozen, Caissie will share songs and stories from throughout her celebrated career, including highlights from Wicked, Ghost, Hair, Les Misérables, and Rent, as well as a few surprises.

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JOHN ARTHUR HILL
NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Broadway veteran and host of the popular SiriusXM shows “The Feels,” and Co-Host of “Andy Cohen Live,” John Arthur Hill brings his solo show to Feinstein's at the Nikko for its San Francisco debut. The Feels: Live is a night of original material and music spanning John’s days as a member of the original Broadway cast of Hairspray, as Hugh Jackman’s understudy in The Boy From Oz and as ‘Jason’ in the original New York cast of bare, to writing and producing hit TV shows including “Watch What Happens: Live,” “Kathy Griffin: My Life on The D-List,” “Not Today, Bianca” with Bianca Del Rio—and a bunch of other sh*t spanning airwaves of all mediums. Joined by music director Brian Nash, The Feels: Live is the next in a string of cult solo-hits that have made his L.A. and NYC appearances must-see events—including “Whiskers on Kittens,” “Skinny Corpse,” and “Relentless,” created with long-time collaborator Natalie Joy Johnson.


TOP SHELF CLASSICS!
NOVEMBER 3, 2019

Following a sold-out concert this past spring, the Bay Area’s favorite makers of music and good-times, Top Shelf Classics!, returns to Feinstein’s at the Nikko with the debut of What’s Going OnThe Songs of Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin. Two of the all-time great artists from any genre, Top Shelf Classics! pays tribute to these two legendary artists, good friends, and inspiration to generations of singers, songwriters, and music-lovers around the world. Don’t miss this all-new concert featuring some of your favorite songs by two giants of American music.


LISA LOEB
NOVEMBER 9, 2019

Grammy Award–winning musician Lisa Loeb will make her Feinstein’s at the Nikko debut for one night only. In this intimate evening, Loeb will perform songs her fans know and love—including her GenX anthem “Stay (I Missed You)”—as well as other radio hits, favorites, and requests (tweet requests to @LisaLoeb).

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MONDAY NIGHT OFF PRESENTS: CAST MEMBERS FROM HAMILTON
NOVEMBER 11, 2019

Feinstein’s at the Nikko kicks off a new series of Monday night concerts featuring the talented theatrical performers found throughout the Bay Area—from cast members of visiting Broadway productions to the locally based artists that make up our thriving theatrical community. Monday Night Off celebrates the one night a week that theatrical artists have off—by having them perform at Feinstein’s. Kicking off this new series will be a thrilling evening featuring members of the San Francisco company of Hamilton. Don’t miss this exciting company of artists for an evening of Broadway hits, original songs and interpretations of company members favorite pop-music tunes.


BETH LEAVEL
NOVEMBER 15 – 16, 2019

Tony Award® winner Beth Leavel (The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone) is thrilled to bring her brand new show to Feinstein’s at The Niko for two nights of fun! Thirteen Shows and Counting is a celebration of her long and storied career as one of Broadway’s biggest, belting-est divas. Join Beth for a night of story and song, taking you through her favorite roles she’s played, the ones that got away, and the ones she’s still chasing after. Filled with laughs and surprises, this is one show you don’t want to miss.


STEVE GRAND
NOVEMBER 20 – 21, 2019

Following a sold-out engagement in February 2019, singer-songwriter Steve Grand returns to Feinstein’s at the Nikko with The Pink Champagne Tour on Wednesday, November 20 (7 p.m.) and Thursday, November 21 (8 p.m.). Grand will perform fan-favorite original material from his two albums, as well as classic covers from some of the most iconic out gay artists of all-time, including Queen, Elton John, and George Michael.

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MANDY PATINKIN
NOVEMBER 22, 2019

Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin—accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano—will bring his newest theatre concert, Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, to San Francisco’s Sydney Goldstein Theater (formerly the Nourse Theater) for one performance only. Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES presents the acclaimed actor/singer/storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. DIARIES is a marriage of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings on Nonesuch Records, “Mandy Patinkin Diary January 2018” and “Mandy Patinkin Diary April/May 2018.” From Randy Newman and Stephen Sondheim to Harry Chapin and Rufus Wainwright, Mandy Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget.

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LESLI MARGHERITA
NOVEMBER 22 – 23, 2019

Olivier Award winner, Broadway star, and Bay Area native Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea, Zorro) returns to Feinstein’s at the Nikko with Rule—a new take on her signature cabaret show which critics have hailed as “outrageous,” “rip-roaring,” and “fiercely original”—on Friday, November 22 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, November 23 (8 p.m.). With her take-no-prisoners attitude and self-deprecating humor, Margherita “inspires,” “uplifts,” and “slaps you across the face”—and let’s be honest, everyone needs a good slap across the face every once in a while. From memorable favorites with a twist to new stories bound to become classics, Margherita’s 70-minute showstopping set will leave you screaming “Yaaas!” Rule is written by Lesli Margherita, directed and produced by Lauren Bass, and features musical direction and arrangements by Brett Ryback.

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THE SKIVVIES
DECEMBER 2, 2019

This holiday season, the “musically thrilling,” award-winning, undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies—featuring Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley—return to Feinstein’s at the Nikko with their holiday show, I Touch My Elf. In this outrageous evening, Molina and Cearley will perform stripped-down, mashed-up versions of holiday favorites and more. Not only is the music stripped-down—cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of other zany instruments—but The Skivvies literally strip down to their underwear to perform. The Skivvies will be joined by special guest Broadway’s Nick Adams (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; La Cage Aux Folles; Wicked; A Chorus Line).


MICHAEL FEINSTEIN
DECEMBER 5–8, 2019

Fire up the yule log and start the figgy pudding as Michael Feinstein returns to his San Francisco home this holiday season. Join Michael and his band as they come “Home for the Holidays” featuring holiday classics like, “White Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” that are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. You can also expect to hear classics by Gershwin, Cole Porter, as well as other holiday surprises performed as only Michael can.


STORM LARGE
DECEMBER 12–13, 2019

Storm will love you, leave you, delight you, and abuse you with wicked charm and stunning vocals that will have you begging for more. Holiday Ordeal is a night of music, gags, gifts, and songs ranging from “Hallelujah” to “Sock it to Me, Santa,” as well as the greatest holiday song never written for the holidays, “Somebody to Love.” This show is recommended for adults with a wicked sense of humor and tolerance for strong language; it may best be described as “not your mom’s idea of a holiday show.”


KIM NALLEY
DECEMBER 14–15, 2019

December 14 – This Christmas concert features acclaimed vocalist Kim Nalley performing all your favorite secular holiday songs accompanied by the incomparable pianist Tammy Hall with Kevin Goldberg (acoustic bass) and Kent Bryson (drums). Special guests include Denise Perrier and Connie Champagne.

December 15 - This yearly tradition features Kim Nalley performing the Christmas carols that she grew up dining with her family. Tammy Hall background in classical, jazz and gospel music makes her soulful piano/organ playing a major star of the show as well. Expect special guests and a few sing-a-longs at this rollicking joyous family-friendly concert. Michael Zisman (electric bass) Kent Bryson (drums) Brown, Sturgis and Brown (Background vocals).


KATYA SMIRNOFF-SKYY
DECEMBER 19–21, 2019

Join the Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy for her award-winning show, Katya! A Holiday Spectacular!. Now in its 13th tinsel-covered year, this night of song, story, and strong cocktails is sure to make your Yuletide gay. Hailed as “Best Drag Act” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and winner of “Best Cabaret Performer” Bay Area Reporter, Katya will delight you with a fun-filled evening of belting, banter, and ball gowns to bolster your holiday spirit(s)! With songs ranging from classic holiday fair, to Popera, and disco, there is something for everyone in this heartwarming and brilliantly funny journey through Katya’s holiday misadventures.


BIG RED & THE BOYS
DECEMBER 22, 2019

For that special mix of naughty and nice, Big Red & the Boys presents a non-traditional evening of songs, stories, and spirits starring Meghan “Big Red” Murphy, John Francisco, Patrick Andrews, TJ Chernick, and Nick Davio. Big Red & the Boys, already an annual tradition for city dwellers looking to escape the typical holiday drudgery, are expanding their offerings with shows in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York, and now, the West Coast! Brassy Big Red opens her living room to you, sharing holiday stories and humor, toasting the New Year and serenading the audience with song stylings from Irving Berlin standards to original works to some funked-up Destiny’s Child. Grab a friend, grab a drink and sing along to what is sure to become your new home for the holidays!