July 18 - 20, 2021
Sally Wilfert (Assassins, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with her brand-new show, How Did I End Up Here? She and music director Joseph Thalken take you on a musical journey from innocent Ohio farm girl to acclaimed Broadway songstress. Praised by the New York Times as “sublime, touching and moving” and singled-out by Theater Pizzazz for her “shimmering soprano with a lighthearted belt and just a touch of pathos,” this is a show not to be missed!
Sally Wilfert has appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award® winning production of Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and King David. She also toured the country as Rona Lisa Peretti in the first national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway, her credits include Upcoming: Trevor, See Rock City, Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, The Mistress Cycle and The Prince & The Pauper. At Carnegie Hall she has appeared in Cole Porter’s Jubilee, South Pacific in Concert (starring Reba McEntire), and Sondheim: A Tribute, (all for PBS). Performing with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center and Tokyo, she was a featured soloist, singing “Somewhere” for their performances of West Side Story Suite. Wilfert has performed regionally at La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, New Haven’s Shubert Theatre, Barrington Stage, Goodspeed Musicals, Hartford Theatreworks, The Fulton Opera House, Connecticut Grand Opera, and The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati in such shows as Mamma Mia (Donna), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Mona), Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz (Ethel Gumm), Damn Yankees (Meg), Kiss Me, Kate (Lily/Kate), The Light in the Piazza (Margaret), Footloose (Ethel), Little Miss Sunshine (World Premiere), Marry Me A Little, Les Miserables (Mdme. Thernardier), The Last Five Years (Cathy), Amadeus (Constanze), Enchanted April (Rose), Into the Woods (The Witch), The Threepenny Opera (Polly), to name a few. Her television credits include The Blacklist (NBC), The Ameri-cans (Comedy Central), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC), Loving (ABC) and the web series Submissions Only.
Joseph Thalken is an award-winning composer, conductor and pianist whose theater and concert works have been performed internationally. He is the composer of the musicals Harold & Maude, Was, Fall of 94, Borrowed Dust, and Inventions for Piano, and has written several dance scores, including Chasing Home and Life Interrupted. He has served as music director and/or arranger for luminaries of Broadway and classical music, including Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Rebecca Luker, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Renée Fleming, Kristin Chenoweth, Polly Bergen, Faith Prince, Marin Mazzie, Elizabeth Futral, Catherine Malfitano, Denyce Graves, Joshua Bell, Michael Crawford, Julian Ovenden, Howard McGillin, Jason Danieley, Nathan Gunn, Rodney Gilfry and Brian Stokes Mitchell, among others.
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter the club.