Hotel Nikko San Francisco PRESSROOM
Apr 09 2013
"Hotel Nikko is thrilled to partner with music legend Michael Feinstein on this exciting venture," said Hotel Nikko General Manager Anna Marie Presutti. "We share the same vision and believe this partnership is the perfect mix of world-class entertainment, in a world-class hotel with world-class service."
Adds Feinstein: "It's exciting beyond words to be bringing Feinstein's to the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. My career as an entertainer began in San Francisco, and it presents special and profound meaning to be a part of such an amazing and special city. I look forward to giving back to the community by presenting world-class entertainment in a glamorous setting. I can't wait!"
The newly renovated room, including updated lighting and sound systems, will feature upcoming performances by:
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. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form 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. Through his live performances, recordings, film and television appearances, and his songwriting (in collaboration with Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Lindy Robbins and Bob Merrill), Feinstein is an all-star force in American music.
Sutton Foster is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who has performed in ten Broadway shows and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical, and her Tony Award-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Currently, Foster is starring in ABC Family's new series "Bunheads," created by Amy Sherman Palladino. Foster was first seen on television on "Star Search" at age 15, and has more recently appeared in "Johnny and the Sprites," "Flight of the Conchords," "Sesame Street," "Law and Order SVU" and "Royal Pains." As a solo artist, Foster has performed all over the country as well as internationally with her musical director Michael Rafter, featuring songs from her debut solo CD "Wish" as well as her follow up CD, "An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle." She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein's, Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, Joe's Pub and many others. In 2011 Foster received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Ball State University where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Michael Rafter (Musical Director) collaborated with Sutton Foster on her first solo CD,Wish, which was released in February 2009 and performed it live at the Lincoln Center American Songbook series. Their second CD Sutton Foster, Live at the Carlyle,was released in March 2011.He also co-produced Norm Lewis's solo CD,This is the Life,and the recording of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Broadway show,Caroline, Or Change. Michael conductedGypsy both on Broadway starring Tyne Daly, as well as the TV movie starring Bette Midler, and won an Emmy award for his music direction of the movie. He has supervised the Broadway and/or national touring companies ofThoroughly Modern Millie, Sunset Boulevard, The Sound of Music,andThe Buddy Holly Story.On Broadway, Michael has served as music director/conductor ofThoroughly Modern Millie, The Sound of Music, The King & IandGypsy.Michael also did the arrangements for the Broadway productions ofSwingandSweet Charity.He was one of the two piano duos that played the Broadway revival ofThe Most Happy Fella. Off-Broadway credits include:Merrily We Roll AlongandViolet.
Feinstein's at the Nikko is located within Hotel Nikko San Francisco (222 Mason Street, San Francisco). For additional information on Feinstein's at the Nikko, please visit www.feinsteinssf.com. For ticket reservations, please call 866-663-1063 or visit www.ticketweb.com.
2013 - Feinstein's At The Nikko Announces Spring Lineup
- Mitzi Gaynor - Wednesday, May 15 - Saturday, May 18, 2013
- Emily Bergl - Tuesday, May 21 - Friday, May 24, 2013
- Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway - Wednesday, May 29 - Sunday, June 2, 2013
- Clint Holmes - Wednesday, June 12 - Sunday, June 16, 2013
- Barbara Cook - Wednesday, June 19 - Sunday, June 23, 2013
- Steve Tyrell - Tuesday, June 25 - Saturday, June 29, 2013
*Additional performers will be announced at a later dateGuests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before and during performances. All ticket purchases include a $30 food and beverage credit that can be used at Kanpai Lounge, Restaurant Anzu or table service during the performance. 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. During performances, guests have the option of ordering 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- in addition to a full bar - will also be available in the showroom. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein's at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($39 per person) prior to all performances. Guests who purchase the prix-fixe dinner will receive preferred seating at the performance. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100.
[Note: Michael Feinstein will perform two gala concerts on April 29 & 30, 2013. These concerts will be for invited guests and are not open to the public]