Television personality, pop singer, and author Luann de Lesseps–known as the Countess on The Real Housewives of New York City–premieres her debut nightclub act, Countess and Friends.
Hip as a New York minute and classically chic, de Lesseps’s glamorous life in the fast lane on several continents (together with a solid decade at the center of reality TV) provides fodder for hilarious stories, one-of-a-kind anecdotes, and, of course, some standards and pop songs in her inimitable style. She will be joined by an eclectic group of New York’s most sought after nightlife stars, both legendary and ascendant. Countess and Friends promises a glorious return to the heyday of cosmopolitan evening entertainment.
Luann de Lesseps has sung at Birdland, with Natalie Cole and Billy Stritch, and on an all-star bill at Town Hall with Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Lucie Arnaz, and Marilyn Maye. Her three dance singles, “Chic C’est La Vie,” “Girl Code,” and “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” have charted on iTunes and remain consistent favorite club anthems.
Musical Direction & Arrangements by Billy Stritch
Written & Directed by Ben Rimalower