Cristina Fontanelli returns to Broadway supper club in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn on Tuesday, October 12 at 7pm.
September 23, 2021: Back by popular demand, Cristina Fontanelli, the award-winning singer/Actor/PBS-TV host, returns to Feinsteins/54 Below in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Two, accompanied by her fabulous trio, Dennis Buck on piano, Ray Kilday on bass and Ray Grapponon on drums.
This Feinstein’s regular is a Boston Pops soloist and PBS-TV host for Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and Il Volo. She has sang for Presidents, sheiks, and VIPs all over the world, and performed for audiences everywhere from the Kennedy Center to Carnegie Hall. Cristina Fontanelli will show you just what an Italian girl from Brooklyn can do! Her show, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Two, plays Feinstein’s/54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, on October 12 at 7:00 p.m. There is a $45-$90 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Cristina Fontanelli has become an international personality through her recordings and appearances on-stage, radio and TV. Her appearances include PBS-TV host for Andrea Bocelli, Il Volo and Michael Buble TV specials. She has appeared on CBS Weekend NY, has won Best Actress awards in the Cutting Room International Film Festival and the Venus International Film Festival in Las Vegas in 2019 for her role in SANTINO, a NIAF/Russo Brothers Production grantee winner. Best Actress Promo Clip She is a regular at Feinsteins 54 Below Cristina sings “Vissi d’Arte” at Feinsteins at the Regency Hotel and has shared stages with Tony Bennett. Other TV appearances include co-hosting on CBS-TV and starring opposite Kevin James in a CBS promo special. She has sung title roles with the Palm Beach Opera, and internationally with the Hong Kong and Cairo Opera’s and has been featured soloist with the Boston Pops and the St. Louis Symphony performing in major concert halls throughout the U.S. and the world, including the Lincoln and Kennedy Centers, Carnegie Hall, the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Boston Symphony Hall and Guild Hall in East Hampton. She has been named one of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts most notable alumni (along with Robert Redford, Danny DeVito and Anne Hathaway); has performed at the White House as part of President Clinton’s holiday celebration, and Cristina opened the 2005 Stars and Stripes Inaugural Ball for President George W. Bush. Her awards include the “Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts” from the Order Sons of Italy in America (previous honoree Luciano Pavarotti). Cristina has been an on-air radio guest on WOR radio with Joe Piscopo, and on Bloomberg and Sirius Satellite Radio. She is included in the book “The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney” (Simon and Schuster 2015) for singing “Happy Birthday” at Mickey’s 90th birthday party (Donald Trump, Regis Philbin, Tony Bennett in attendance) The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney/Cristina Fontanelli. She was signed by platinum-record winning producer, Sandy Linzer, to record Cristina Fontanelli Sings Great Italian Favorites Listen to Cristina singing “Ave Maria”. Cristina produces and stars in “Christmas in Italy®” now in it’s 18th year, which has given hundreds of children performance opportunities every year. (Sold-out Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall). It is produced by The Cristina Fontanelli Foundation who’s “mission” includes raising funds for children’s causes and raising awareness of the scientifically proven benefits of classical music and the arts. Cristina appears annually with Opera & Broadway of the Hamptons and has opened the ceremonies at the Hampton Classic. She sings and entertains in 9 languages.
Feinstein’s/54 Below is committed to the health of its performers, staff, and guests and has created a Safety Plan to ensure safe conditions along with optimum performing conditions. The new policies require that performers, production, kitchen, and dining room staff, as well as all audience members show proof of vaccination to enter the premises. Additional information on our safety protocols can be found here.
Feinstein’s/54 Below has installed improved air circulation and filtering systems as well as added plexiglass barriers between some tables. Based on CDC and New York State guidelines at the time of performance, safety protocols and seating capacity may change and policies may be adjusted as is appropriate.
Cristina Fontanelli in A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Two plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54thStreet) on October 12 at 7:00 p.m. There is a $45-$90 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.