Olivier Winner Lesli Margherita to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/25-26

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Olivier Award winner and Bay Area native, Lesli Margherita (Dames at Sea, Matilda The Musical), will bring her brand new solo show, BROAD, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, March 25 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 26 (7 p.m.). In BROAD, Margherita will celebrate the controversial women of yesteryear: Women who knew how to serve it up and dish it out. Women who took no prisoners and gave no apologies. With heart, humor, and more than a dash of seduction, Margherita takes center stage delivering racy and rare gems from the 20s, 30s and 40s that landed many of the women who sang them in hot water...just the way they liked it! Conceived and written by Margherita, the show will be directed by Lauren Bass, with musical direction and arrangements by Brett Ryback and produced by Lauren Bass and Jordan Bass. Tickets for Lesli Margherita range in price from $40 - $60 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.

An Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in Zorro the Musical, Lesli made her Broadway debut originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda the Musical. After 1000 performances, she bid farewell to the Broadway company of Matilda and was most recently seen as the diva Mona Kent in the Broadway premiere of Randy Skinner's Dames at Sea.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Lesli trained at UCLA and was soon after chosen to star in MGM's television series "Fame LA" directed by Kenny Ortega. She has gone on to star and recur on numerous television shows and pilots including "Donny!," "The Good Wife," "Major Crimes," "The Suite Life On Deck," "Charmed," "NYPD Blue," and "On The Lot,"produced by Steven Spielberg.

Film credits include the upcoming movie musical "Opening Night" opposite Topher Grace and Taye Diggs, "Lucky Stiff" with Jason Alexander, Joel Schumacher's "The Number 23," and the Sam Raimi produced "Boogeyman 2". Lesli's voice can also be heard on several animated films and shows including Disney's "Cinderella 3" and Nickelodeon's "Sponge Bob Squarepants."

Regional stage credits include Lilli / Kate in Kiss Me Kate (Reprise; Ovation Award - Best Actress), The Gronholm Method (The Falcon; Ovation nom. - Best Ensemble), Aldonza in Man of La Mancha opposite Davis Gaines (MTW; Ovation nom. & LADCC nom - Best Actress), Julie in Showboat (Goodspeed Opera), Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (La Mirada), Lady of the Lake in Spamalot opposite Gary Beach (Sacramento Music Circus), Ilona in She Loves Me (CLOSBC), the West Coast Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See (Blank Theatre), and Gloria in Damn Yankees (Reprise; dir. Jason Alexander).

Lesli continues to tour the country with her solo shows Broad and All Hail the Queen.
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 $35 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 by Executive Chef Philippe Striffeler, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.

All seating at Feinstein's at the Nikko is cabaret style and available on a first-come, first-served basis within the section purchased. Guests who purchase the prix-fixe dinner at Restaurant Anzu will receive a complimentary section upgrade (subject to availability) and get to choose their exact seat locations within the upgraded section.

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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