In celebration of Bay Area Cabaret’s 10th anniversary at the famed Venetian Room, Fairmont San Francisco, Stephanie J. Block will appear on Sunday, June 5.
Block, the 2019 Tony Award-winner (The Cher Show), and Tony-nominee (Lincoln Center’s Falsettos and The Mystery of Edwin Drood), has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre.
She originated the role of Liza Minnelli in The Boy from Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman). Block is best known for her portrayal of Elphaba in the Broadway company of WICKED as well as originating the role in the First National Tour for which she won multiple awards including the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.
Block has sung with numerous symphony orchestras including the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch), Dallas Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Pops among many others. Her numerous television credits include Madam Secretary, Orange is the New Black, Homeland, Rise and It Could Be Worse.
A native of La Brea, California, Block and her actor husband, Sebastian Arcelus, reside in Sacramento. www.stephaniejblock.com
In 2010, the Fairmont San Francisco approached Bay Area Cabaret to reopen its legendary Venetian Room, one of the most elegant showrooms in the world – where Tony Bennett first sang “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” and artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Tina Turner and The Supremes performed on a regular basis.
After being “dark” for 21 years, Bay Area Cabaret is proud to call the Venetian Room “home” as the sole presenters of live entertainment in this glorious venue. Tickets for the Bay Area Cabaret program are $90 pp and go on sale March 1.
To purchase tickets, visit www.bayareacabaret.org or phone (415) 927-4636.