Ana Gasteyer Comes to The RRazz Room, Nov 16-18
The RRazz Room, San Francisco's premier nightclub, presents the debut engagement of stage and screen star Ana Gasteyer from "Suburgatory", "Saturday Night Live," and Broadway's Wicked. For her show "Elegant Songs from a Handsome Woman," Ana brings her unique comic wit and style to the stage in her new show of songs and stories, hot off engagements in New York, Toronto, Florida, Provincetown, and Los Angeles.
The comedy superstar dons a dress and works her hardest to keep the evening elegant with her powerhouse vocals showcased in Broadway melodies, and beloved – if forgotten – standards and showtunes from Gershwin to Gilbert and Sullivan! With a gentle assist from Director Julian Fleisher and Bandleader Jon Spurney, Miss Gasteyer fronts a swinging ensemble in an evening that promises to be class, brassy and sassy, or class, brassy, quirky and tear-jerky, depending on world events and/or her hair frizz factor!
Ana Gasteyer is best known for her incomparable work on "Saturday Night Live." During her six year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Gasteyer can currently be seen on ABC's hit comedy "Suburgatory" where she stars as 'Sheila Shay,' the quirky perfectionist neighbor of Tessa (JANE LEVY) and George (Jeremy Sisto) and recently appeared opposite Larry David in the latest season of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm." In 2010, Gasteyer returned to SNL as Margaret Jo in "NPR'S Delicious Dish" and the now infamous "Muffin Top" sketch with Betty White, which Gasteyer created and wrote.
On stage, she made her triumphant Broadway debut as Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show. Since then, Gasteyer earned rave reviews as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway and originated the role for the Chicago production, earning a Jefferson Award nomination. Other New York theater credits include the Tony-nominated Broadway productions of The Royal Family directed by Doug Hughes, The Threepenny Opera with Alan Cumming and Jim Dale, Eve Ensler's acclaimed Off-Broadway hit The Vagina Monologues and Manhattan Theatre Club's hit production of Kimberly Akimbo by celebrated playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.
On film, Ana has been seen in Dare, Mean Girls, Fun Size, That's My Boy, The Women, What Women Want, Woman on Top, Dick, What's The Worst That Could Happen? Upcoming, she will be seen in the following films: The Tyler Perry produced film We The Peeples opposite Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, Melvin Van Peebles and Diahann Carroll; the Lionsgate film Rapturepalooza with Anna Kendrick and Rob Corddry; Gasteyer's television credits include "The Good Wife," "Chuck," Showtime's "Reefer Madness," "Frasier," "Just Shoot Me," "3rd Rock from the Sun," "NYPD Blue," "Mad About You," "Law & Order," "Party of Five," "Seinfield," as well as guest hosting "The Late Late show with Craig Kilborn," "Live With Regis," and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show."
The RRazz Room is located at 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, Calif. Gasteyer will play Friday, November 16 at 9:15 PM, Saturday, November 17 at 9:15 PM, and Sunday, November 18 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $40. Call 800-380-3095 // 415-394-1189 or visit www.TheRRazzRoom.com.
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