Michael Feinstein is expanding his cabaret business, and he’s enlisting two-time Tony winner and eight-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Sutton Foster for the inaugural performance at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, opening at Hotel Nikko San Francisco on May 8.
Foster is set to perform from May 8 through May 12, accompanied by musical director Michael Rafter. She’ll be followed by an impressive list of stars at the 140-seat cabaret space, including Mitzi Gaynor (May 15-18), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof alum Emily Bergl (May 21-24), sisters Ann Hampton and Liz Callaway (May 29-June 2), Clint Holmes (June 12-16), Barbara Cook (June 19-23) and Steve Tyrell (June 25-29). Feinstein himself will give gala concerts in the new space on April 29 and 30 for an audience of invited guests only.
Feinstein’s in New York has been a mainstay of the cabaret circuit for years, opening in the fall of 1999 with an inaugural performance by Rosemary Clooney. The club shut its doors on January 1, 2013, for a major revitalization at the Loews Regency Hotel, but Feinstein told The New York Times that he has fielded offers from two different locations for a new NYC venue.