Cheyenne Jackson Makes Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut This Weekend
After wowing audiences as 'Tony' in recent San Francisco Symphony concert performances of West Side Story, star of stage and screen, Cheyenne Jackson, returns to San Francisco to make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut for two performances only - tonight, January 10, 2014 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 11, 2014 (7 p.m.).
Jackson, along with his long-time musical director Ben Toth, will perform original songs from his new album, "I'm Blue, Skies," as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show Music of the Mad Men Era, which sold out Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. Tickets for Cheyenne Jackson range in price from $50-$65 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
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.
Multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson recently released an album of original music called "I'm Blue, Skies." In 2012 he released his first three singles "Drive," the Top 40 hit "Before You," and "Don't Wanna Know," all produced by Thomas "Tawgs" Salter. Combining stage, film, television, and concerts, Cheyenne continues to have one of the most diverse careers in entertainment. He was recently seen in Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" in early 2014. Cheyenne has appeared in a number of films, including the 2006 Academy Award-nominated "United 93," "The Green" opposite Julia Ormond and Ileana Douglas, "Price Check" with Parker Posey, and "Lola Versus." Upcoming 2014 films include "Lucky Stiff" with Jason Alexander and the late Dennis Farina, "Beautiful Now, Opening Night" opposite Anthony Rapp, "Mutual Friends," Neil LaBute's new miniseries "Full Circle," with David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Julian Mahon and Ally Sheedy, and "Love Is Strange," opposite John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, and Alfred Molina.
On and Off Broadway, Cheyenne has starred in The Performers, "8," Finian's Rainbow (Drama Desk nomination), Damn Yankees, Xanadu (Drama League, Drama Desk nominations) The Agony & the Agony, All Shook Up (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination), the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On The 20th Century, and The 24 Hour Plays. On television, Cheyenne was seen on NBC's "30 Rock" portraying series regular Danny Baker, and recently portrayed Dustin Goolsby, the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline on the hit Fox TV series "Glee." Other television credits include "Family Practice," "Life on Mars," "Ugly Betty," "It Takes a Village," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Local Talent," "Mockingbird Lane," and "The Onion News Empire."
In concert, he has sold-out Carnegie Hall twice: first with The Power of Two with Michael Feinstein, then with his debut solo concert with the NY Pops, Music of the Mad Men Era. The Power of Two was hailed by the New York Times as "passionate," "impeccably harmonized," and "groundbreaking". The New York Daily News said about Music of the Mad Men Era, "Cheyenne Jackson has got it all, and he showed it all: the voice, the moves, the quirky self-effacing humor. He gleamed like Don Draper's Brylcreemed hair."
Cheyenne continues to play an active role in a variety of social issues including LGBT Rights, Marriage Equality, and HIV/ AIDS Research. Cheyenne is a Board appointed international ambassador for amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) and he serves as the national ambassador for The Hetrick-Martin Institute.
All seating at Feinstein's at the Nikko is cabaret style and available on a first-come, first-served basis within the section purchased. Guests who purchase the prix-fixe dinner at Restaurant Anzu will receive a complimentary section upgrade (subject to availability) and get to choose their exact seat locations within the upgraded section.
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 Feinstein's at the Nikko, visit: www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins