Sterling's Upstairs Celebrates One Year with June Stars

May 16
5:03 PM 2007

Sterling's Upstairs, located at Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City, CA., will celebrate its one year anniversary in June, 2007.  LA's newest supper club, known for its dedication to presenting the best of Broadway performers and nightclubaArtists, will celebrate its anniversary with a stellar roster of stars including JeAnne Page, Three of a Kind, Perry Wood and Sylvia Brooks.  

Page, according to press notes, "begins the celebration on June 2nd in A Woman with a Song. Charlie Harrison serves as Musical Director. During her diversified singing and dance career, Ms. Page has appeared at The Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas, Harrah's in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Reno, and shared the spotlight with such legends as Sammy Davis, Jr., Wayne Newton, Lou Rawls, the Righteous Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Boz Scaggs, Nancy Wilson and Gladys Knight. Her musical theatre career includes starring and featured roles in Oklahoma!, Bye Bye Birdie, Peter Pan, Kiss Me Kate and Gigi."

"Three of a Kind, composed of Gelo Francisco, Annie Nepomuceno and Bonifacio Deoso, return June 9th for their third engagement at Sterling's since April 2007.  "The multi-award winning power pop trio of stars from Broadway productions of Miss Saigon, Passion, and The King and I has not only been captivating audiences all over the world with their outstanding renditions of popular songs and their original hits, embellished by harmonies so full and rich, but (in their home town of Los Angeles) they are the artists-of-choice to represent the best of Filipino American talent.

Nightclub star and recording artist Wood makes his debut June 23rd in Sinatra Revisited:  All the Way with Emmy Award winning Musical Director Richard Callaci.  Mr. Wood's combination of movie star good looks, boyish charm, and magnificent vocal abilities - make him the man to see!  He has appeared in concert at such U.S. venues as Merv Griffen's Givenchy Hotel in Palm Springs, CA; the Arts Club of Washington, DC, Gentry's in Chicago, and The Hideaway in Dallas, TX. He has also guest starred on both the Miss USA and Miss America Pageants, and released four top selling CD's: Keep Your Winters Warm, By Request, After Today and Let Me Sing.

Back by popular demand, Brooks returns for her second engagement June 30th in her new concert act Fashionably Later with Musical Direction by Tom Garvin. Many legendary jazz performers came into Sylvia Brooks' life at a very young age.  Her father, a renowned jazz pianist, played with such icons as Ira Sullivan, Buddy Rich, Peggy Lee, and Dizzie Gillespie, to name a few. So it is only natural the Ms. Brooks went on to become an established performer, having sung at many of the top clubs in Los Angeles, Miami and New York. On the theatre stage, she has starred numerous times in 42nd Street, and Anything Goes throughout United States and Southern California. Other regional theater credits include The Madwoman of Chaillot with The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco; and Man of La Mancha. No stranger to television, Brooks has guest starred on 'General Hospital,' 'Baywatch,' 'Dallas,' 'Designing Women,' and the new pilot 'Mama & Son.'"

Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's opened June 9, 2006 and was dedicated to producer Michael Sterling's longtime friend and mentor, the late Rosemary Clooney

James Denton, Shari Belafonte, James Darren, Katherine Crosby, Scott Bakula, Marilu Henner, Karen Morrow, James Whitmore, Jr., Mary Jo Catlett, Marcia Wallace, Jeff Speakman, Mary Page Keller, Linda Hart, and Gavin MacLeod, are among the many celebrities who have frequented the club since its opening.  To date, Sterling's impressive headliners have included Broadway stars Kathy Buckley, Amick Byram, Kevin Earley, Ilene Graff (also co-star of ABC's hit series "Mr. Belvedere"), and Eydie Alyson; prominent U.S. musical theatre and theatre stars Joan Ryan, Paul Stroili, Nita Whitaker, Amanda Abel, Julie Dixon Jackson, Erika Amato, Robert J. Townsend, and Maura Knowles; popular television star Stepfanie Kramer (co-star of NBC's longtime hit series "Hunter"); plus concert artists Toni Morrell and Nelson Kole … to name but a few. 

Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's is produced by Michael Sterling of Michael Sterling & Associates, the Sherman Oaks-based entertainment public relations company.  Since 1980, Sterling has represented such stellar clients as Elizabeth Taylor, Lance Armstrong, Scott Hamilton, David Copperfield, Joan Collins, Alan Thicke, David Brenner, Andy Gibb, and Robert Goulet.  Aside from his celebrity clientele, Sterling has represented various National Theatre and arena tours, Los Angeles theatre productions, Emmy Award-winning television specials, celebrity books and albums.  Sterling is also a critically-acclaimed director of musical theatre in Los Angeles, and has produced various theatrical events and productions throughout southern California.

Seating for performances is between 6:30 pm and 7:00 p.m. and includes a four-course, prix-fixe dinner with a choice from three different entrées, followed by a one hour performance – all at the package price of $50.00 per person.

For reservations and additional information, call Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's (818) 981-3077.  The club's web site is: www.myspace.com/sterlingsupstairs

Photos - JeAnne Page, Three of a Kind, Perry Wood and Sylvia Brooks

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