Lea DeLaria Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/28
In honor of San Francisco Gay Pride, Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome acclaimed singer, actress and comedian, Lea DeLaria, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Saturday, June 28 at 7 p.m. DeLaria, one of the break out stars of "Orange Is The New Black," will sing classics from her three Warner Jazz records, tunes from her Broadway shows, The American Songbook, as well as previewing some tracks from her soon-to-be released album "House of David: delaria + bowie = jazz." Tickets for Lea DeLaria range in price from $45 - $60 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.
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.
Lea seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her stand-out role as Big Boo in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. And while she went from being able to walk around a city with the occasional "hey it's you" to not being able to walk into a Dollar Store in a suburb without getting asked for a picture, the fact is, Lea has been a professional lesbian for 30 years. Before that, she freelanced.
Lea was the first queer comic to perform on television in America which launched her into world recognition.
Prior to her success on Orange she was seen in countless TV series ("Awkward," "Californication," "The Oblongs," "One Live to Live," "Law and Order SVU," "Will and Grace" and "Friends" to name a few), and movies ("The First Wives Club," "Dear Dumb Diary," "Edge of Seventeen"), with appearances on and off Broadway that have and continue to garner her recognition and acclaim.
Her on and off Broadway credits are too numerous to mention, but stand outs include her appearance on Broadway in On the Town, which she won Obie and Theatre World awards, as well as a Drama Desk nomination; an Ovation nomination for her appearance in the Boys from Syracuse and playing both Edie AND Doctor Scott in The Rocky Horror Show.
If that's not enough, Lea has five, records out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book "Lea's Book of Rules for the World" is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell.
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.