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Tony® and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday makes her highly anticipated return to 54 Below with a dazzling show featuring Broadway love songs to celebrate Valentine’s Day week. Jennifer will be singing her own thrilling renditions of popular tunes and jazz standards from Broadway musicals along with her signature torch song of unrequited love from Dreamgirls. She’ll also pay tribute to some of her favorite composers including George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington accompanied by a sextet of New York’s most accomplished musicians.

Jennifer Holliday catapulted to Broadway fame with the lead role as the iconic Effie “Melody” White in the 1981 smash hit Dreamgirls. Ms. Holliday immortalized Effie, forever creating a template for delivering gut-wrenching, timeless performances, as evidenced by the Grammy Award® she won for the performance of the show-stopping ballad “And I Am Telling You, I’m Not Going” and her Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Musical for the role. Her second album, Say You Love Me, won her a second Grammy for her rendition of Duke Ellington’s classic, “Come Sunday.” From 1985 to 1992, she had five Top 10 singles on the R&B and Dance Charts and her star continued to shine brightly with collaborations and appearances with other megastars: Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, David Foster, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Maurice White and Foreigner, with whom she performed on a special version of “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Moviegoers and music lovers can also hear Ms. Holliday’s voice on compilation albums for films such as In The Mood: The Sonny Wisecarver Story (1987), I’m Gonna Get You Sucka (1988), The Five Heartbeats (1991), Amazing Grace (2006) and Why Did I Get Married (2007). She also composed and sang the original songs for the soundtrack to The Rising Place (2001). In 2014, Ms. Holliday released her first album in two decades. This Song Is You stirred long-time fans and garnered a new generation of enthusiastic listeners landing Ms. Holliday back in the Top 20 R&B charts with rave reviews. Standout television appearances include David E. Kelley’s “Ally McBeal,” “American Idol,” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” In 2016, Ms. Holliday returned to the stage starring alongside Cynthia Erivo in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple as sultry singer Shug Avery. Her other recent theater credits include Sing Mahalia Sing: The Mahalia Jackson StoryDownhearted Blues: The Bessie Smith Story, Harlem Suite (as “Aretha Franklin”), Chicago (as “Mama Morton”), Grease (as “Teen Angel”) and Black Nativity (as the “Angel of God”). She is a long-standing, dedicated supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and an advocate for mental health and suicide prevention.

For this rare 54 Below Diamond Series, all guests will enjoy a specially designed four-course dinner and a complimentary welcome drink. The cost of the meal, excluding additional alcoholic drinks, is included in the ticket price, as is tax and gratuity. To create an intimate and premium experience, the capacity of the room will be limited and all guests will be able to select a reservation time. Following the performance, guests are invited to linger and continue their evening in the club.

Diamond series Prix Fixe Selection


Potato Roesti
Caviar, Crème Fraiche & Chives

Garden Gazpacho Shooter
Pickled Shallots

Foie Gras Mousse
Peach Mostarda & Toasted Brioche

Peekytoe Crab Salad
Mango, Avocado & Ginger Dressing

First Course
Choice of

Local Baby Greens
Heirloom Apples, Roasted Butternut Squash & Spiced Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Lobster and Crab Bisque
Brioche Croutons & Uni

Seared Diver Sea Scallops
Parsnip Puree & Pumpkin Seed Praline

Beef Tartare
Gaufrette Potatoes, Cornichons & Caperberry Dressing

Main Course
Choice of

Pan Roasted Halibut
Bacon-Corn Risotto & Basil Puree

Parmesan Crusted Frenched Chicken
Fingerling Potatoes, Baby Carrots & Perigord Sauce

Whole Roasted Hen of the Woods Mushroom
Braised Lacinato Kale, Roasted Baby Peppers & Herb Vinaigrette

Grilled Colorado Rack of Lamb
Potato Gratin, Grilled Asparagus & Rosemary-Lamb Jus

Choice of

Chocolate Mousse Dome
Cherry Mousse, Hazelnut Dacquoise, Caramelized Hazelnuts & Cherry Gelato

Vanilla Pavlova
Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream, Candied Pistachios & Fresh Strawberries

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.


  • $300 – $350
  • VIP Seating: $400
  • Ringside Seating: $450
  • Premiums: $475
  • All tickets come with hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary welcome drink, and a three-course dinner, with tax and gratuity built into the cover charge. Additional alcoholic drinks not included.
  • Click here to view the seating chart. Please note: Our venue has cabaret seating, which means that you and your party may be sharing a table with other guests. Seating is assigned on the night of the show by our Maitre d’.
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