Coco Peru to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko, 4/26
Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome Coco Peru to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Coco loves to reminisce. In fact, she's very good at it. In A More Intimate Evening with Coco Peru, Coco performs some of her favorite monologues and songs spanning her long career, as well as some new stuff too. Whether you've heard all or some of these stories, or if you're a Coco virgin, come see why Lily Tomlin called Coco "one of the last great storytellers" and experience the trailblazing Queen who elevated drag whilst still wearing sensible heels. Tickets for Coco Peru range in price from $25 - $40 and are on-sale now and available 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.
Miss Coco Peru, aka Clinton Leupp, grew up in the Bronx and got his/her start as a downtown favorite in the cabaret world of New York City in the early 1990s. On screen, Coco is best known for her roles in the films "trick" and "Girls Will Be Girls." For "Girls Will Be Girls," Coco shared the Best Actress Award with his co-stars at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival and the Best Actor Award at LA's Outfest Film Festival. Other films: "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar" and "Straight-Jacket." In the Disney animated feature "The Wild," Coco voiced Mamma Hippo! Coming soon, the highly-ish anticipated sequel to "Girls Will Be Girls."
TV appearances include: "How I Met Your Mother," "Arrested Development," "Twins," "Will & Grace," "New York Undercover," "Detroit 1-8-7," and an Orbitz commercial that was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. Coco has been seen on several reality shows on the BRAVO network and also has appeared on LOGO in two stand-up comedy specials: "Wisecrack" and "Dragtastic."
Coco's live, solo shows include: Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret, Miss Coco Peru: A Legend in Progress ('92 MAC and Bistro Award), Miss Coco Peru at the Westbeth Theatre ('95 MAC Nomination), Miss Coco Peru's Liquid Universe ('98 GLAAD Nomination), Miss Coco Peru's Universe ('99 LA GLAAD Nomination), Miss Coco Peru's Glorious Wounds...She's Damaged ('01 LA GLAAD Nomination) Miss Coco Peru is Undaunted ('04 GLAAD Award Winner, Ovation Nomination), UGLY COCO, THERE COMES A TIME, and most recently, SHE'S GOT BALLS! These shows have been performed to sold out audiences in Theatres, Clubs, Restaurants, Ballrooms, Yachts, Living Rooms, Backyards, Nudist Camps and Cabarets throughout the US and abroad.
Coco hosts an on-going live series of shows at the Renberg Theater in Los Angeles called Conversations With Coco in which Coco interviews and celebrates the lives and careers of the GLBT community's favorite icons. Miss Peru's guests include Liza Minnelli, Jane Fonda, Bea Arthur, Lily Tomlin, Karen Black, Lainie Kazan, Lesley Ann Warren, and drag legend Mr. Charles Busch.
Coco's recent online YouTube videos have been seen by hundreds of thousands viewers. Her video Coco Goes to KMART, in which she searches for Celestial Seasoning Tension Tamer tea, has more than over 280,000 views. For this reason, Coco has had to ask her fans to stop sending her the tea. She received close to 100 boxes!
She is also available for children's parties!
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.