Nikka Graff Lanzarone: Hero Worship

February 2017, 54 Below


Nominee: BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
Best Solo Show, Best Director, Best Music Director

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Time Out New York Recommended Pick

After more appearances as “…and more” in concerts than she can count, Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Sweet Charity, Women on the Verge, Chicago) makes her Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut with HERO WORSHIP. An eclectic whirl through the songs and performers who shaped Nikka into the human she is (including parents Ilene Graff and Ben Lanzarone, Victor Borge, Liza Minnelli, The OBC of Tommy and All That Followed, and more), Nikka will shine a light on her personal heroes.

Written by Nikka Graff Lanzarone & Robbie Rozelle
Musical Direction by Brian J. Nash
Directed by Robbie Rozelle

Using the sentient direction of Robbie Rozelle, Lanzarone pieced together through songs and video accompaniment a stroll through her life and burgeoning career, filling the show with exuberance and laughter, vocal prowess and, unexpectedly, a few tears.
— BroadwayWorld
Robbie’s gotten this sort of reputation for being the diva whisperer. That’s what they call him. And I think he sees interesting things in people. He sees people the way that they wish they could be seen, and does what he can to bring that out and push it into the world.
— Nikka Graff Lanzarone

"Nikka With an A"

"What Can You Lose/What I Did For Love"

"The Backup Vocals Medley"