"The First Thirty-from Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall and all the gin joints along the way"
Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 8:00 PM PST
Feinstein's at The Nikko, San Francisco, CA
** There is a $20 Food and Beverage minimum per person in the showroom**
Making her Feinstein’s at the Nikko debut, McNight will present her all-new show, The First 30 Years, an introspective retrospect from Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall (and all the gin joints on the way). Sharing her quixotic experiences from standing on a stage made from stacked beer cases in San Francisco’s Castro District to starring on Broadway in Starmites and her indelible appearances in the world’s bistros, McNight will perform songs by Irving Berlin, Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Willy Nelson and many new composers with her trademark
comedy in-between. Joan Edgar will serve as Musical Director.
The California native is a favorite with cabaret and concert audiences and is known for her sardonic comedic style, wry comments on the ways of the world and an eclectic mix of song selections. To many, her off-the-cuff ad libs and audience participation may be the most revered elements of any McNight show… The First 30 Years is no exception!
McNight made her Broadway debut in 1989 in Starmites creating the role of Diva, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, and was the recipient of the coveted Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, which was presented to her by Carol Channing. In San Francisco, McNight was voted Best Actress by the San Francisco Bay Area Critics’ Circle for her performance as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly.
She has received five Cable Car Awards for San Francisco’s Cabaret Entertainer of the Year, New York’s MAC Award for Outstanding Female Vocalist and the New York Critics’ Nightlife Award for Best Musical Comedy Cabaret Show for Ladies Compose Yourselves. Of her many accomplishments and performance awards, McNight is most proud of the money she has raised on behalf of AIDS related charities. McNight is featured in the international best-selling book, “And the Band Played On.”