Tom Wopat to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/9
Broadway audiences adore him for his performances in Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, 42nd Street, Glengarry Glen Ross, Catch Me If You Can, City of Angels, Guys & Dolls, A Catered Affair and Sondheim on Sondheim, and most recently the award winning A Trip to Bountiful, among others. But he is probably best known and remembered the world over as Luke Duke from the long running hit television series "The Dukes of Hazzard!" Now, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome two-time Tony nominee Tom Wopat for one special performance only - Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8 p.m. Featuring songs from his critically acclaimed new album, "I've Got Your Number," Wopat will perform new arrangements of Great American songbook classics, as well as contemporary songs of Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and more. Tickets for Tom Wopat range in price from $35-$45 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.
All it takes is a phrase or two from Tom Wopat's warm, engaging baritone to trigger the desire to hear more. And the more one listens, the better it gets - from the way he finds the heart of a song's story to his lyrical phrasing and his gently swinging, jazz-infused rhythms.
Born on a small dairy farm in Lodi, Wisconsin, Tom Wopat began singing and dancing in school musicals when he was 12 years old. Upon graduating high school, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in Madison to study music, at one point leaving to be the lead singer and trombone player in a rock band.
It is no surprise he went on to become a successful recording artist with the albums "A Little Bit Closer," "Don't Look Back Now," and "Learning to Love," not to mention Top 20 country hits such as "The Rock and Roll of Love" and "Susannah." With the 2000 release of his album, "Still of the Night," Tom Wopat introduced a new dimension to his talent. The star of TV and Broadway effortlessly reinvents a set of beautiful standards in a smooth, intimate and sexy style reminiscent of the crooners of the 40s and 50s. With his latest release, "I've Got Your Number," Tom's musical expedition has traveled into even more colorful territory. Backed by a thirty-piece orchestra, the album fulfills his desire to focus on what he describes as the "orchestra/big band hybrid of the '60s and '70s."
Wopat's versatility was there from the beginning and on full display in a career covering all areas of entertainment - from his television work to high visibility Broadway roles and recent feature films notably Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.
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 Tom Wopat, visit: www.tomwopat.com.