Cristina Fontanelli Brings LOVE ITALIAN STYLE to Feinstein's/54 Below
Boston Pops soloist, and PBS-TV host for Andrea Bocelli and Il Volo, explores the theme of love with a passionate, Italian flavor in her new show Love Italian Style. Cristina's "Vocal genius" will thrill you performing Italian favorites ranging from "Mala Femmena" to "Mamma" to Harry Warren's "That's Amore", to great Neapolitan songs, to Sinatra tunes (Cristina singing "All the Way" at Feinsteins at the Regency Hotel,) and favorites from Broadway shows including Mamma Mia! and Nine, accompanied by her trio and PBS-TV host, Jim Masters as emcee.
Cristina Fontanelli in Love Italian Style plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. There is a $40-$65 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Cristina's accomplishments include hosting Andrea Bocelli: Live in Central Park, also starring Celine Dion, David Foster, and Tony Bennett and "Il Volo Takes Flight" for PBS-TV. She has appeared on CBS-TV Weekend NY and opposite Kevin James in their Fall season promo. Cristina is the "voice of Domino's Pizza" on their national radio commercial and the voice of "Nonna" for PBS TV Chef Lidia Bastianich's Christmas special. She has sung title roles with the Palm Beach Opera, the Cairo Opera and many more. A listing of some of the popular "giants" Cristina has appeared with include Tony Bennett and Joel Grey. She has sung with the Boston Pops and the St. Louis Symphony and has completed three world-tours with the Mantovani Orchestra. Cristina was invited by the Italian government as a Distinguished Artist in the World of Pugliese descent to sing at the European Music Conference "MEDIMEX". She is a proud member of (SAG/AFTRA and EQUITY) and has been named one of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts most notable alumni (along with Robert Redford, Danny DeVito, Edward G. Robinson, etc.). She has performed at the White House as part of President Clinton's holiday celebration and at the 2005 Stars and Stripes Inaugural Ball for President George W. Bush. This following her "Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts" from the Order Sons of Italy in America (previous honoree Luciano Pavarotti) Cristina recorded Cristina Fontanelli Sings Great Italian Favorites on platinum-record winning producer Sandy Linzer's label. Her numerous awards include the American Opera Auditions and the Puccini and Koussevitsky Foundations. In 2017, she starred in the award-winning short film "SANTINO", underwritten by a Russo Brothers grant. Cristina produces and stars in her 15 year-running "Christmas in Italy show which will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. She sings and entertains in 9 languages. (Photos with Mickey Rooney and Tony Bennett taken at the 90th Birthday Party of Mickey Rooney, Courtesy of Feinsteins at the Regency Hotel)
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.
In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes, "Feinstein's/54 Below has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat in the house. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs."
Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$105. 54Below.com/Feinsteins