Sam Harris to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 1/24-25
Celebrating the release of his new book, HAM: Slices of a Life, (a collection of stories and essays - Simon & Schuster), Tony Award nominee Sam Harris will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut in a show of the same name on Friday, January 24 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, January 25 at 7 p.m. He calls the show a "liter-usical" - a theatrical hybrid of excerpts from the book artfully interspersed with Broadway and pop songs. Tickets for Sam Harris range in price from $25-$35 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.
Sam Harris' diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television to writer, director and producer. And now author.
After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers and going on to win "Star Search" in its premier season, Harris and his powerhouse pop, gospel and theater influenced vocals have never looked back. He is a multi-platinum recording artist with 9 studio CDs to his credit including "Sam Harris," "Sam-I-Am" (which both boasted top 40 hits), "Standard Time," and "Different Stages" (produced and conducted by the legendary Peter Matz, and which have been listed on numerous "Top 100 Records of All Time" lists.) Other CDs include "The Best of the Motown Sessions," "Revival," "On This Night," "Always," "Sam Harris Live! - The Best of Christmas" and, most recently, "Free." He can also be heard on numerous concert, guest artist and cast recordings.
Sam has toured extensively in concert and has played to sold-out audiences at major venues including New York's Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre, London's West End and with The Boston Pops. He also participated in Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" tour. Sam has appeared at The White House, on numerous television specials and live productions, and has been a guest on virtually every talk show, from Oprah Winfrey's legendary show following 9/11 to his recent appearance on Jimmy Fallon, who called his work "some of the best musical performances ever aired on television. Ever!"
On Broadway, Sam received a Drama Desk nomination for his role in Tommy Tune's Grease and a Drama-League Award as well as Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for his work in Cy Coleman's The Life. He also appeared on Broadway in the Mel Brooks musical, The Producers and in an extensive National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Weber's Broadway production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Sam also starred in Jesus Chris Superstar, Cabaret, Hair, Pippin, The Jazz Singer, The First Wives Club and the self penned shows Hard Copy, Different Hats, Revival and the smash hit one-man show, Sam.
As "Perry Pearl" on the CBS sitcom, "The Class," Sam's chameleonic career took a new turn as a series regular, prompting popular columnist, Liz Smith, to call him "the comedy break breakout character of the television season." Among his many television credits, Sam had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom, "Rules of Engagement" and "Extra" gave him his own segment called "Six Degrees of Sam," where he interviewed celebrity friends with his singular brand of humor and perspective. Sam has co-starred in the films "In the Weeds" and "Elena Undone." Behind the scenes, Sam co-wrote the TBS sit-com, "Down to Earth," which ran for 4 years, and the Los Angeles produced musical Hurry! Hurry! Hollywood! He also co-produced the television special "Love Letter to New York" and supervised/directed segments of Michael Jackson's 30th Year Anniversary at Madison Square Garden, and wrote/directed the concert event, "New York's Finest." He co-wrote Liza's at the Palace for Liza Minnelli, which won the Tony Award. He and Liza also appeared in Schmulie and Minnooli , a duets show featuring beloved songs and stories about their friendship and passion for music.