The legendary Sam Harris will only appear for two performances in his new show Openly Grey!, at Feinstein at the Nikko on Wednesday June 8 and Thursday June 9 at 8 p.m. The show features his definitive interpretations of pop, theater and standards, accompanied by his longtime musical director, Todd Schroeder. It’s an evening of celebration and reflection, filled with singular comic observations and poignant introspection by Harris.
Sam Harris is a Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite (Grease, The Life, The Producers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) and platinum recording artist, included in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. At the start of a career that spans four decades, he burst onto the scene in the first season of TV shows star search with 25 million viewers cheering him on every week. He’s toured the world in concert, appeared on countless TV shows and specials, at the White House, and sold out Carnegie Hall in London’s West End. During the covid pandemic isolation, the film of his solo show HAM: a musical memoir (which received acclaim in New York and Los Angeles) was released on all major streaming platforms. According to the New York Times, “Sam Harris belongs to the dwindling brand of old-school artists, who go all out on the line, whose every move generates excitement. Mr. Harris puts pulls out all the stops and proves he’s a winner every time.”
Todd Schroeder has worked with Harris for nearly three decades. He is an award-winning musical director, pianist, composer/lyricist and music producer. He has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including being named Music Director of the Year by BroadwayWorld.com and receiving the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Music Director (for HAM: a musical memoir). In addition to performing on his own, he has served as musical director and collaborated with such distinguished performers as Tony Award winners Leslie Odom Jr, Billy Porter, Katrina Lenk, Jason Alexander and, for 25 years, the legendary Angela Lansbury. Other artists he has worked with include Tom Jones, Haley Reinhart and YouTube sensation Postmodern Jukebox.
Admission is $75. Doors open at 7 p.m. for cocktail service and the show is at 8 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to www.feinsteinssf.com or www.ticketweb.com. Proof of covid vaccination will be required for entry and masks are mandatory when moving around the club. Feinstein’s at The Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street in San Francisco, 94102.