STEVE TYRELL: Late-blooming crooner

While Steve Tyrell regularly sells out shows at Feinstein’s at the Nikko and the Cafe Carlyle in New York, he never planned on a life in the spotlight. “I never wanted to be a singer,” recalls the native Texan and longtime Los Angeleno. While he played in rock bands as a teenager outside of Dallas, […]

Baby talk with Cheyenne Jackson

This past October, Cheyenne Jackson and husband Jason Landau welcomed twin daughter and son Ethan and Willow. Jackson says he was happy to find fellow gay dads in the entertainment business he could turn to for tips. “I chatted with Ricky Martin when we were in our second trimester,”  says Cheyenne Jackson. “He had lots of advice […]

Steve Tyrell on the classics of the future

  Adding new chapters to the Great American Songbook “The songs that have endured the longest, songs written between the 1920s and 1940s have an incredibly crafted combination of lyrics and melody,” says Steve Tyrell, who brings his loose, swinging interpretations of these classics to Feinstein’s at the Nikko later this month. “The lyrics aren’t […]

Cheyenne Jackson: Getting his act together—and taking it off the road

Cheyenne Jackson has made some changes in his life recently—including a new husband and children. Just a month after his last performances at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in January, 2014, the veteran of Broadway, American Horror Story, Glee, and the San Francisco Symphony production of West Side Story announced his engagement to Jason Landau, an actor and entrepreneur, who […]

Steve Tyrell plays the standards with soul

Tickling the ebony and ivories “I grew up with Sinatra,” says singer and pianist Steve Tyrell, thinking back on a Texas youth when he was known by his given name, Steve Bilao. “My family was Italian and that’s all I ever heard at home,” says Tyrell, “But I didn’t want to be Sinatra. I wanted to […]

Erich Bergen on social media and a decade of Jersey Boys

When nineteen-year-old podcaster Erich Bergen settled into his seat at Broadway’s recently renamed August Wilson Theatre in late 2005, he was not hopeful for the show that was about to unfold in front of him. He told vulture.com, “I thought I was going to hate it. It was just coming off Lennon and Good Vibrations, […]

Erich Bergen lives a musical reel and real life

The Madam Secretary at Feinstein’s movement – Patina Miller and Robert Klein were recent participants – continues with the arrival of Erich Bergen, who plays buttoned-down assistant Blake Moran to Téa Leoni’s Secretary McCord on Sunday nights. In addition to the hit series, Bergen is best known for his long association with the musical Jersey […]

William Giammona finds his inner sinner

Bay Area actor William Giammona (Will to his friends and juh-MOH-na to everyone) has been racking up an impressive résumé on the local theatre scene. He just finished a summer-long stint playing multiple roles in City of Angels at San Francisco Playhouse. That credit gets added to a long list of mostly musicals and a […]

October at Feinstein’s at the Nikko

October moves from sublime of Michael Feinstein and Lorna Luft to divine when Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, when the City’s favorite ex-pat Russian songbird unveils Katya, A Bittersweet ‘90s Symphony for one night only. (10.06) The Countess is followed by the king of the keyboard, Grammy nominee Jim Brickman for two nights of instrumental inspiration and conversation. […]