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Paulo Szot Brings Solo Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko


Paulo Szot Brings Solo Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko

Hailed as one of the most acclaimed and versatile baritones in the world, Tony Award winner Paulo Szot will make hisFeinstein's at the Nikko debut on Friday, March 2 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 3 (8 p.m.). In this enchanted evening, Mr. Szot will perform songs from the Great American Songbook, the worlds of Broadway and jazz, as well as tunes from his native Brazil. Tickets for Paulo Szot range in price from $45-$80 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting

Paulo Szot has garnered international acclaim as both an opera singer and an actor. Born in São Paulo to Polish immigrants, Mr. Szot has appeared with most major opera companies throughout the world in Europe, the United States, and his native Brazil. In 2008, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Emile De Beque in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre, becoming the first Brazilian actor to receive such honors.

Mr. Szot began his musical training at the age of five, first studying piano and later adding violin and dance. He studied at Jagiellonian University in Poland, the country from which his parents had emigrated following World War II. He began singing professionally in 1990 with the Polish National Song & Dance Ensemble "Slask," and made his operatic debut in a production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro Municipal de São Paulo.

Career highlights include Mohammed Fairouz's The New Prince at Dutch National Opera, Manon Lescaut at Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, Die Fledermaus at the Metropolitan Opera, Madama Butterfly at Opera Municipal de Marseille, Don Giovanni at Washington National Opera, Carmen at San Francisco Opera, La Boheme at Opera National de Bordeaux and Le Nozze di Figaro at De Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp.

In addition, Mr. Szot has performed a series of solo performances at Feinstein's/54 Below and Café Carlyle in New York City. He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra in a program of Lerner and Lowe, and performed with the New York Philharmonic in a concert conducted by the late Marvin Hanlisch, alongside Liza Minnelli. As part of the American Songbook Series, Mr. Szot appeared in concert in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

In the 2017/18 season, Mr. Szot sings Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte at the Opera National de Paris, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at the Michigan Opera Theatre, and Frank Mourrant in Kurt Weill's Street Scene at the Teatro Real in Madrid. He will also sing Bernstein's Mass with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival and with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at the Royal Festival Hall in London, conducted by Marin Alsop.

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. 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.

Guests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko's lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko's intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein's at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100.

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