Leslie Jordan Gallops Back to Feinstein's at the Nikko with SHOW PONY, 3/23
Saddle up and get ready for some horsing around, San Francisco! After leaving audiences in stitches in January with his sold-out hilarious and touching romp, Fruit Fly, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome back Emmy Award winner, Leslie Jordan, for one performance of his latest autobiographical one-man show, Show Pony - Sunday, March 23 at 7 p.m.
Featuring personal stories from his time spent on-set at "American Horror Story," "The Help," "RuPaul's Drag Race," and more, Show Pony has Jordan ruminating and reflecting upon the never ending, relentless quest for sustainability and longevity in "La-La Land". The celebrated actor and comedian covers off on paying your dues, life on the road and what it takes to truly stay in the race.
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.
In 1982, Leslie Jordan stepped off a Greyhound bus from the hills of Tennessee, said "hello" to Hollywood and has never looked back. With hundreds of television shows, films and commercials to his credit, he has become a familiar face on the entertainment scene.
In 2006, Jordan won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" for his delicious portrayal of "Beverley Leslie" on the hit series "Will and Grace." Most recently, Jordan has been seen in the hit FX series, "American Horror Story: Coven." Television audiences will also remember him for his recurring roles on "Raising Hope," "The Neighbors," "Privileged," "Ugly Betty," "Boston Legal," and "Reba."
Feature film audiences will recognize Jordan as Emma Stone's newspaper editor in the Academy Award winning film, "The Help." Other film roles include "Brother Boy" in Del Shores' adaptation of his play "Sordid Lives'" with Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke and Beau Bridges - a role he is reprising in the television series based on the play and film for the cable network Logo - as well as "Love Ranch" with Helen Mirren. Jordan will next be seen in the upcoming feature film "Southern Baptist Sissies," based on Del Shores' hit play.
On stage, Jordan won the Ovation Award, The Garland Award and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his portrayal of "Preston Leroy," the aging, sodden barfly in Del Shores' Southern Baptist Sissies.
Jordan has enjoyed considerable success as a writer. His book "My Trip Down the Pink Carpet" for Simon and Schuster is currently in bookstores. Material from the book formed the basis of a 90-minute one-man show, which had a successful 45 city book-signing/performance tour in 2008. A DVD of the show shot during performances in Atlanta is currently available.
Jordan's autobiographical one-man show Like a Dog on Linoleum performed to sold-out audiences at the Elephant Asylum Theater in Los Angeles, the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs, the Bailiwick Theater in Chicago, the 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta and the Lorraine Hansberry Theater in San Francisco.
Jordan's play Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and had a successful seven month run Off-Broadway at the Playhouse on Van Dam in New York City. His screenplay "Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel" won the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival's Production Grant Award, beating out over 600 other scripts. Subsequently, it was made into an independent feature film distributed by Northern Arts Entertainment.
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 Leslie Jordan, visit www.thelesliejordan.com. For additional information on Feinstein's at the Nikko, visit: www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins. For Hotel Nikko San Francisco room specials, visit www.hotelnikkosf.com. Code: FEIN.
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.
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.