The last time Melissa Errico played 54 Below, it was in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and seemed to fall right into place with the chaos of a life that involves juggling a career, a husband and three young daughters! Well, it was a hit engagement at the now-famous hot spot, and this time too, audiences will be treated to great music and tales about “the business” of an embarrassingly successful career, which has taken her from stage to screen and to television and recordings… all the while, spinning plates for all her passions.
The beauty, intelligence, charisma and singular silver voice of Melissa Errico has been wowing audiences since she was plucked out of Yale to star in the first national touring company of Les Misérables. Since then, Broadway has embraced her in My Fair Lady (Eliza, 1993 revival), High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and, most recently, Irving Berlin’sWhite Christmas. Kennedy Center audiences applauded her performance as Dot opposite Raúl Esparza in Sunday in the Park with George, and she appeared as Clara in the acclaimed off-Broadway revival of Passion. Having sung throughout the world in some of the most prestigious concert halls, she has also released three critically-heralded solo studio CDs, Blue Like That, Lullabies and Wildflowers and A Legrand Affair (produced by Phil Ramone).
Musical Director: Tedd Firth
Director: Richard Jay-Alexander
“An absolutely stunning 75-minute set, a mixture of pop and Broadway that showcased every aspect of Errico’s voice as well as her talent as a performer. She was truly on fire!” – Theater Pizzazz!
“Alternating between Broadway and Rock, Sweet and Sexy, Serious and Funny, used her distinctive soprano voice and acting ability to throughly captivate the crowd.” – Times Square Chronicles
Manhattan’s newest nightspot, featuring Broadway and Beyond’s hottest talent. Melissa was a “baby” when Studio 54 was in its HEYDAY, but she certainly wants to talk about and explore that period of Nightclub HISTORY with all of you. Having sold-out recent New York engagements at Joe’s Pub, downtown, with classic songs from theatre and film, as well as stuff from her recently-released CD “Legrand Affair,” (the songs of Michel Legrand) Produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, Melissa has a lot of things and MUSIC on her mind!
The CD has been, pretty much, universally praised, but reading “Like Streisand, Errico has a voice built to reach the upper balconies but is equally, exceptionally, capable of cozier, more introspective readings,” flipped her out. THAT was a first! Errico and her husband, Patrick McEnroe, have three kids (all girls) to juggle into their daily schedules, life and travel itinerary … and this delightful Broadway star and super-Mom will share with you what she’s been up to and how she manages (or doesn’t) all the things going on in her life these days, as a self-described “Desperate Housewife” of her own design. Fresh from an exciting summer working with the late Marvin Hamlisch, and just before she begins rehearsals for the upcoming NY revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion… this special Fall Engagement is sure to be a wonderful evening, which will feature l a lot of great music and hilarious stories that can be enjoyed with friends, family and just about anyone who loves theatre, music and…bedlam!
Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander
Musical Direction by John Oddo
Come and catch up with Melissa Errico!
Guaranteed to be a night you won’t forget.
Please feel free to drag out your best DISCO DRAG .. or come in roller skates (four wheelers only!)
“The soprano Melissa Errico summoned her inner Barbra Streisand at 54 Below on Thursday evening in a show that focused on her power to carry a sumptuous Broadway ballad to the moon and back. She is in spectacular voice, and blindingly glamorous, delivering Broadway and movie songs with a whopping authority.” – New York Times
The NY Post said “She never looked nor sounded better…and I’d forgotten how FUNNY she can be! She’s a fine port in any storm.”
The Wall Street Journal wrote “she struts out in a miniskirt and incredibly high highs belting a disco hit, and goes on to sing showtunes and The Great American Songbook. Everything about Ms Errico’s show, even that outfit, is sublime comfort food: wonderful songs sung exceptionally well. And She sings from her album Legrand Affair– one of the most essential vocal albums of the current decade.”
“one of the most enjoyable nights of cabaret I’ve
experienced in a long time, if ever.” – Edge Magazine