Five-time Grammy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy-nominated American performer Michael Feinstein will tour Australia in November together with special guest, Australian musical theatre star, Bobby Fox and their awesome band, re-imagining classic songs from The Great American Songbook.
Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades, bringing the music of The Great American Songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy-nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series to concerts spanning the globe – including appearances at The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall – plus his work as an educator and archivist, Feinstein has cemented himself as one of the most important musical forces of our time.
Bobby Fox is an Irish-born Australian actor, singer and dancer who originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Australian production of Jersey Boys. He is a four-time World Irish Dance Champion and has starred in many major musical theatre productions over the last two decades. Bobby most recently debuted his new show The Irish Boy to sell out shows at the Sydney Opera House and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in June 2019
“There’s no-one else like Michael Feinstein. Artist, conductor, arranger, night club owner and philanthropist… a musical tour de force dedicated to The Great American Songbook,” said Olivia Ansell, Head of Contemporary Performance Sydney Opera House. Late night haunts Feinstein’s/54 Below and Feinstein’s At The Nikko have discovered some of the world’s finest jazz musicians and Broadway’s biggest stars.”
“Sydney Opera House are thrilled to partner with TEG Dainty to present this special Concert Hall event, with the ever-charismatic Bobby Fox – one of Australia’s brightest lights.”
“It is an honour to present this very special concert tour – Michael Feinstein is a true legend, recognised around the world as one of the leading musical entertainers and piano virtuosi of recent decades,” said Paul Dainty, President and CEO of TEG DAINTY. “Performing together with Bobby Fox, this promises to be an evening not to be missed.”
Get ready to witness one of America’s greatest performers, Michael Feinstein, and special guest Bobby Fox as they belt out all the classics to Australian audiences at Concert Hall – QPAC, Brisbane (20 November); Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne (24 November); and Concert Hall – Sydney Opera House (25 November). For more information, visit: www.tegdainty.com for details. Tickets on sale Friday 23 August 2019 (11.00am).
Image: Michael Feinstein and Bobby Fox (supplied)