Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Summer
Following three previous sold-out engagements, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young for three performances only-Thursday, August 10 (8 p.m.), Friday, August 11 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 12 (7 p.m.).
The original Tony Award-winning star of Broadway's Jersey Boys and Clint Eastwood's film adaptation, John Lloyd Young will perform a selection of classic 60s R&B standards, along with tracks from his critically-acclaimed debut album, "MY TURN...".
Having originated the role of "Frankie Valli" in the original Broadway production, Mr. Young joins a select few actors in entertainment history who took their Tony-winning stage role to the big screen. Young sings lead vocals on the Grammy-winning, Certified-Platinum Original Broadway cast album, as well as the new "Jersey Boys" movie album.
As Valli onstage, Young became the only American actor in history to win all four major leading actor honors in a Broadway debut: the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards. His other honors for Jersey Boys include a caricature at New York's world-famous Sardi's Restaurant and being named "Person of the Week" by ABC World News Tonight. In 2013, Young returned to his award-winning turn in Jersey Boys on Broadway for a limited engagement and in 2014, Young made his West End debut, playing the role at London's Piccadilly Theatre.
In February 2013 Young debuted at New York's prestigious Cafe Carlyle. Reviewing his performance, the New York Times wrote that Young "has a disciplined one-in-a-million high tenor shading into falsetto that he can direct through the stratosphere."
A resident of Los Angeles, Mr. Young is a graduate oF Brown University. Before college, he spent a year abroad as an exchange student in Caracas, Venezuela, and he spent his third year of college at the University of Salamanca, Spain as a student of Spanish and World and Art History.
He has played to sold-out audiences of 17,000-plus as "Marius" in Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl, and was the first-ever guest star invited to appear on Fox's hit comedy, "Glee." He also guest-starred on CBS-TV's drama, "Vegas," opposite Michael Chiklis. Young has played to audiences at the White House, Carnegie Hall, New Year's Eve in Times Square, Lincoln Center, Yankee Stadium, Dodgers Stadium, the New York City Marathon, Kennedy Center, Staples Center for the Los Angeles Lakers and the 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Champions the Los Angeles Kings, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Radio City Music Hall.
Mr. Young's debut album "MY TURN..." is available on iTunes and Amazon. "MY TURN..." seeks to authentically re-create R&B hits from the 60's era, with all-live, acoustic instrumentals and unaltered vocals. The album is Executive Produced by Dona R. Miller, Mr. Young's Under the Skyway Productions, and "Glee" music producer, Tommy Faragher.
Young has shown and sold his pop-inspired contemporary art across the country in fine art galleries. His first art commission was for Spago, Beverly Hills.
Among charities Mr. Young enthusiastically supports are AIDS Project Los Angeles, amfAR, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang, the USO, and the Actors Fund of America.
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. For additional information on Feinstein's at the Nikko, visit: www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com.