Nancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 Below
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in "MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE" on September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM.
Nancy will take the audience on a musical journey, returning to those heady days of her Broadway life. Expect this Golden Age leading lady to sing the brilliant songs of Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane, and Stephen Sondheim. You'll also get to re-live the time when she introduced the classic, "Make Someone Happy".
Nancy will regale with tales of being the first co-host of Good Morning America, co-starring in the New Dick Van Dyke show, and starring with Ted Knight in "Too Close For Comfort", before returning to Broadway in Side By Side By Sondheim and Into The Woods. In "My Life-Upon The Wicked Stage" Dussault brings her musicality, comedic storytelling, and unique personal accessibility to songs including "Getting Married Today", "Look To The Rainbow", "Where Is The Tribe For Me", "Old Friend" and of course, " Make Someone Francisco, and for twelve years was a member of the permanent acting faculty of Anne Reinking's Broadway Theatre Project in Tampa, FL.
Nancy Dussault in "MY LIFE...Upon the Wicked Stage" plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM. 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.
The New York audience heralded her Broadway debut in the Jule Styne, Comden & Green musical, DO RE ME, co-starring with Phil Silvers and Nancy Walker. It earned her the first of many appearances on America's most-watched Television program, "The Ed Sullivan Show." Sullivan's prophetic introduction of the 19 year old as "...a new star appearing over Broadway," proved to be true as Dussault went on to star on Broadway in the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's in BAJOUR, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, and INTO THE WOODS: Performances that earned her a Theatre World Award and multiple Tony nominations.
Spotted by Carl Reiner, he added her to his cast of "The New Dick Van Dyke Show," ABC's Fred Silverman put their flagship, morning programming "Good Morning, America," into the hosting hands of two actors, David Hartman and Nancy Dussault, roles that had traditionally been filled by journalists in a news-format time slot. She then spent the next six years with the inimitable, Ted Knight,in the hit tv series "TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT," making another TV first when TOO CLOSE was cancelled by the network, but continued on the air as TV's first comedy made-for first-run syndication.
It was the crystal-clarity of her vocal performances combined with an instinctive, intuitive comic touch that set her apart and earned her repeated national appearances on all of the many television variety shows: "The Garry Moore Show," The Bell Telephone Hour," " The HallMark Hall of Fame," "The Dinah Shore Show," "The Carol Burnett Show," " The Tony Awards," "The Emmy Awards," "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson," "The Merv Griffin Show," " The Mike Douglas Show," "Night of 100 Stars, Pts 1 &2,
Nancy could be found on the Off-Broadway stages of New York in THE BOYFRIEND, starring in CAROUSEL and FINIAN'S RAINBOW, at the City Center, STREET SCENE, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, and THE MIKADO at The New York City Opera. Stages all across the country welcomed her in a wide range of plays and musicals, from Somerset Maugham's, THE CONSTANT WIFE, FOLLIES, MAME, THE KING AND I, I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, PETER PAN, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, winning an Ovation Award in Los Angeles for CANDIDE, at The Ahmanson, and THE THREE PENNY OPERA, and THE IMAGINARY INVALID for ACT in San Francisco to David Rambo's THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS in Phoenix and Tucson.
As a youngster, Nancy appeared in many of the numerous great New York clubs, including The Blue Angel and Julius Monk's, The Upstairs at the Downstairs. Since then, she has appeared as a guest soloist with every major symphony and pops orchestra in America, most recently appearing with George Hearn in an All Sondheim Celebration with the 105 piece Pittsburgh Pops Orchestra. She has sold out New York's Russian Tea Room, The Firebird Café, The Metropolitan Room, San Francisco's Plush Room and the Razz Room, Los Angeles' Cinegrill and Gardenia Rooms, as well as Boston's Les Zygomates, The Jazz Side.
Her first solo CD, "HEART and SOUL," was received with both commercial success and critical praise, and she continues to sell it from the backseat of her Honda Hybrid Sedan. She is very happy to return home to the New York Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below.