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LEANNE BORGHESI has entertained audiences in major concert venues, theaters, nightclubs, and cabaret rooms from San Francisco to New York City specializing in performance with jazz ensembles, big bands with a focus on comedic ‘theatrical cabarets’ and nightclub acts. Hailed “a sumptuous feast of outrageousness” this vibrant entertainer made her 2019 Carnegie Hall Debut in an evening of Jerome Kern and returns October 2020 to Jazz at Lincoln Center for The 31st New York Cabaret Convention with The Mabel Mercer Foundation .
SHOWBROADS…A Night Club Duel made it’s Birdland Jazz Club debut starring Borghesi alongside Broadway/cabaret powerhouse-Marta Sanders, these two “forces of nature” thrilled audiences with “A one-two knockout punch!” This new bawdy club act led was directed by Nicolas Minas, Book-Nathan Cann and Musical Directon/Arrangements by Composer Dana P. Rowe “There’s a new duo in town and they’re on their way to paradise. Everyone needs to get a ticket, get on board, buckle in, and get ready for the ride of their lives”. Broadway World
A guest artist at east coast’s The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Cabaret Conference and International Cabaret Conference at Yale University, Leanne performed alongside Broadway and cabaret legends; Andre DeShields, Lillias White, Amands McBroom, Tovah Feldshuh, Sally Mayes, Alex Rybeck, Marilyn Maye and many others. Leanne has performed in the UK and various nightclub rooms from NY to SF: Birdland Jazz Club, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Nikko, The Triad. Cabaret rooms: The Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama’s, The Rrazz Room, MBar Hollywood, The Rrazz Room and The Duplex.
NEW YORK: Workshop of Jonathan Brielle’s 40 Naked Women A Monkey and Me with Veanne Cox and Doreen Montalvo directed by Michael Bush (Sir Studios NYC and Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, CT), Dora Bailey in Singin’ in the Rain (Gateway Playhouse), Smeraldina in The Servant of Two Masters (Sonnet Rep), Jan in Mr. Irresistible (LaMaMa Etc) and the world premiere of Valerie Solanas’ Up Your A$$ (PS 122).
REGIONAL: Rosie in Mamma Mia, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (CenterREP), Nancy in Oliver (PCPA Theaterfest), Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone, Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden (TheatreWorks), , Mrs. Bassett in Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Aurora Theater). Leanne is the recipient of Best Actress in a Musical award from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for NCTC’s Productions of Dames at Sea (Mona Kent) and her solo show; Divalicious. She is one-third of the comedic trio B.O.O.B.S! (Busty, Outrageous, Over-the-Top, Broads, Singin’) and moonlights as San Francisco’s own Madame with The Circus Center Cabaret. She collaborates with many not-for-profit organizations performing in numerous Gala and Benefit shows. Leanne is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.