Nicole Vanessa Ortiz Makes 54 Below Solo Debut In BECOMING HER: A DIVA'S TRIBUTE

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz Makes 54 Below Solo Debut In BECOMING HER: A DIVA'S TRIBUTE

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, fresh on the heels of starring in Spamilton and Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo concert debut in Becoming Her: A Diva's Tribute-a musical salute to chart-topping divas, on Thursday, March 7 at 9:30pm (doors open at 8:45pm).

The intimate evening will see the songstress take the audience on a musical journey, sharing the songs that have shaped and influenced her musically. Featuring numbers from Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and more, the exclusive performance will showcase Nicole's voice and honor the divas who have inspired her.

Since she was a child, female vocalists have inspired Nicole to use her gifts as an artist on stage. She landed on "American Idol" as a finalist, won the grand prize on "The Wendy Williams Show" singing competition, and made such an impression singing on BET's "Apollo Live" that Gladys Knight personally invited her on tour. In 2017, Nicole made her theater debut as the leading lady in the Off-Broadway parody Spamilton before starring in the 2018 revival of the Tony-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller.

Under the artistic mentorship of the award-winning screen and stage actress Suzzanne Douglas, Becoming Her: A Diva's Tribute will celebrate some of the most empowering women of song whose iconic anthems have shaped the way we experience love, heartache, and triumph. The performance will showcase Nicole's phenomenal voice through a lineup of hits including "Simply the Best" by Tina Turner, "I'm Every Woman" by Whitney Houston, "Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin, and "Strong Enough" by Cher.

Becoming Her: A Diva's Tribute will play at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) for one night only, on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 9:30pm (doors at 8:45pm). Tickets start at $30 and include a $25 food and beverage minimum. Visit www.54Below.com to purchase tickets and for more information.

About Nicole Vanessa Ortiz

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz originally from New Jersey, is a Vocal Major Alumni of Arts High School of Performing Arts in Newark, NJ and has been exposed to many genres of music such as: gospel, blues, jazz, doowop, disco, soul, R&B, pop, rock, classical, as well as musical theater. In 2017, she made her debut as the leading lady in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway parody, Spamilton. And in 2018 Ortiz joined the revival cast of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller. Today she currently stands as the 2010 winner of the "Wendy Williams Show" Wendy's Next Great Voice, 2012 "Amateur Night at the Apollo" Super Top Dog finalist, and winner of "Amateur Night Goes to London."

About Feinstein's/54 Below

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 ambiance 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

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