Melissa Errico: Sondheim Sublime

November/DECEMBER 2017, FEINSTEIN's/54 Below
November 2018, FEINSTEIN's/54 Below

BroadwayWorld Award Winner:
Best Director
BroadwayWorld Award Nominee:
Best Tribute Show

After multiple sold-out engagements in 2017 in New York and Washington DC, Tony Award-nominated singer, actress and writer Melissa Errico makes her London solo debut with Melissa Sings Sondheim, bringing her gorgeous voice, and a unique and unpredictable intelligence, wit and mischief to the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim.

Of her Sondheim concert, The New York Times has recently said "she sings beautifully. Her familiarity with the way the songs work to advance character and story in vivo naturally informs her in vitro style, which is actorly to begin with. An attention to the lyrics and their rush of harsh "wisdoms" was Ms. Errico's keynote. She refreshed cabaret staples, and lightly jazzed others, demonstrating how the meaning that is locked in tiny verbal gestures can be released with bold phrasing."

With classics and curios from Into the WoodsFolliesSweeney ToddAnyone Can WhistleCompanyA Little Night Music and songs from shows she has starred in, this concert is one no Sondheim or Broadway fan should miss! Errico's history with Sondheim began when he selected her to star as Dot in Sunday In The Park With George at The Kennedy Center, and then she starred in acclaimed New York productions as Clara in Passion and Leona in Do I Hear A Waltz?

Special Guests: Ryan Silverman, Richard Troxell, Julian Ovenden

Director: Robbie Rozelle
Musical Director: Tedd Firth

Sometimes five stars aren’t enough. Such was the case with the hypnotic New York star Melissa Errico’s triumphant solo UK debut at Zedel’s, 90 minutes of pure bliss.
— Musical Theatre Review
The hysterical bridal lament “Getting Married Today,” from “Company,” found her crawling around the floor of the cabaret’s tiny stage before winding up cocooned under the piano while her inventive accompanist, Tedd Firth, played on. Her fierce “Loving You” from “Passion” — she also sang two gorgeous duets from that show with Ryan Silverman — brought unusual attention to the two distinct thoughts often blurred in the line “I will live and I would die for you.”
— Jesse Green, The New York Times
A generous portion of Sondheim hits... Bows to musical back-up: musical director Tedd Firth (piano); Rex Benincasa (percussion); and the evening’s director, Robbie Rozelle—all contributing to what a top-class evening in cabaret can be.
— Peter Haas, Cabaret Scenes