Nicole Vanessa Ortiz Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Incomparable vocalist Nicole Vanessa Ortiz will make her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut in Becoming Her: A Diva's Tribute, on Thursday, March 7 at 9:30pm. Becoming Her: A Diva's Tribute is a celebration of women in music whose iconic anthems have shaped the way we experience love, heartache, and triumph. In this intimate evening, Ortiz will perform songs that have shaped and influenced her music and theater career, as well as favorites from chart-topping divas like Big Mama Thornton, Pat Benetar, Selena, and other groundbreaking women who have inspired her.
The show's creative team includes a remarkable collection of musicians and artists including: award-winning theater and film actress Suzzanne Douglas as her artistic mentor, creative director Allison Mosier Sheff (Smokey Joe's Café), musical director and pianist Eugene Gwozdz (Jerome Robbins' Broadway), assistant musical director and keyboardist Richard Baskin (Ricky B. & the Soul Patrol Live), drummer Eric Brown (Smokey Joe's Café), guitarist Bosco Sheff (Patrolled by Radar), bassist Shakespeare Lindor, and background singers Nya Trysha (Motown The Musical), and Morgan Reilly (singer/songwriter).
Nicole Vanessa Ortiz made her debut as the leading lady in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway parody, Spamilton, in 2017. The following year Ortiz joined the revival cast of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller where she was a breakout star. Today she stands as the winner of the "Wendy Williams Show" Wendy's Next Great Voice, an "Amateur Night at the Apollo" Super Top Dog finalist, and winner of "Amateur Night Goes to London." The New Jersey native is a graduate of Arts High School of Performing Arts in Newark, NJ.
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.
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
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