I’ve had a crush on Michael Feinstein for 25 years. While most guys my age were listening to Sonic Youth and R.E.M. (it was the 80s after all), I was sequestered in my room — obsessing over his rendition of “I Won’t Send Roses/Time Heals Everything.”
Perhaps I was an odd teenager, but since the release of his first album, Live at the Algonquin, Feinstein has been wowing listeners with his tributes to the American songbook. He has breathed new life into the works of George and Ira Gershwin, Burton Lane, Jule Styne, Jerry Herman and countless others. Feinstein has also performed live around the world, including such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace.
On a more intimate scale, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency served as home to some of the world best vocalists for more than 14 years until the property temporarily closed for a major renovation. Fear not, lovers of velvety vocals and cabaret climaxes. Hotel Nikko in San Francisco is opening a new venue called Feinstein’s at the Nikko to continue this great tradition.
“It’s exciting beyond words to be bringing Feinstein’s to the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco,” says Feinstein. “My career as an entertainer began in San Francisco, and it presents special and profound meaning to be a part of such an amazing and special city. I look forward to giving back to the community by presenting world-class entertainment in a glamorous setting. I can’t wait!”
Feinstein’s at the Nikko will present a wide range of local, regional and national entertainers in an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, The Drowsy Chaperone) will take the stage May 8 – 12, 2013 for the inaugural performances.
Tickets range in price from
$60-100 and are available now by calling
866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com
Future performers of note include*:
Spencer Day – May 23-25
Day has been a perennial favorite in the San Francisco Bay Area since exploding on to the music scene as a performer at the 2007 San Francisco Jazz Festival. Since then, he has performed at some of the nation’s most prominent venues, including Joe’s Pub and Town Hall in New York City and Yoshi’s and the Great American Musical Hall in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway –May 29 – June 2
Barbara Cook – Wednesday, June 19-23
*Additional performers will be announced at a later date.