Marilyn Maye Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko

Marilyn Maye Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko

Back by popular demand, the legendaryMarilyn Maye returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her newest show, The Secret of Life, for two performances only-Friday, March 8 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 9 (8 p.m.). In this intimate evening, Ms. Maye will perform selections from the Great American Songbook and share anecdotes from her legendary career! Tickets for Marilyn Maye range in price from $50-$90 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting

Dubbed "the greatest white female singer in the world" by none other than Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, Grammy-nominated recording artist, and musical treasure. Her entire life has been committed to the art of song and performance. Marilyn began her professional singing career by winning a 13-week appearance on radio station WIBW in Topeka, Kansas, at the age of nine. Years later she was discovered by Steve Allen during her 11-year engagement at the Colony in Kansas City. He was the first to present her to a national television audience, which led to an RCA recording contract.

Ms. Maye appeared 76 times on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," a record number for any singer on the show. Mr. Carson commented to his audience of millions, "and that, young singers, is the way it's done."

Her place in American music history was assured when the Arts Council of the Smithsonian Institution selected one of her recordings, "Too Late Now," for the Smithsonian-produced album of the 110 best American compositions of the twentieth century.

After a 2006 performance at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, Maye was rediscovered. She is now known as the 'Cabaret Queen.' Her New York City engagements in recent years include sold-out nights at the Metropolitan Room, Birdland Jazz Club, Feinstein's at The Loews Regency Hotel, Town Hall, and the 92nd Street Y Theater. She has regularly delighted Provincetown for nearly a decade, but perhaps the most astounding "return engagement" is her annual appearance at an Iowan summer resort for the past 62 years.

Her symphony concert appearances include the Florida Symphony, The Philly Pops, The Phoenix Symphony, The Kansas City Symphony, The Omaha Symphony, and The Pasadena Symphony with Michael Feinstein conducting in 2015. She has appeared twice with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Last January, her feature with Mo Rocca on "CBS Sunday Morning" was an outstanding tribute to her career and her talent. In 2018, she appeared on "Harry" hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. where he spoke glowingly of her talent.

In multiple cities across the U.S., Ms. Maye conducts "The Art of Performance" master classes and coaches privately. Sharing the techniques and experience of her distinguished career brings her great joy. Ms. Maye will make a return performance to Kravis on January 4, 2019 and celebrate her 91st birthday soon after.

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. Past performers include Tony Danza, Lea Salonga, Megan Hilty, Minnie Driver, Jeff Goldblum, Billy Porter, Betty Buckley, Caissie Levy, Darren Criss, Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt, Jim Brickman, Kathleen Turner, Linda Eder, Cheyenne Jackson, Rita Moreno, Tommy Tune...and Michael Feinstein himself!

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, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.

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