LEANNE BORGHESI has entertained audiences in major concert venues, theaters, nightclubs, and cabaret rooms from San Francisco to New York City. Hailed “a sumptuous feast of outrageousness,” Leanne is at home whether she’s riffing with jazz ensembles, belting it out with big bands, devising comedic ‘theatrical cabarets,’ or creating bawdy nightclub acts. She made her 2019 Carnegie Hall Debut in An Evening of Jerome Kern and is a regularly featured guest star at the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s New York Cabaret Convention held each year at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall. (Due to covid19, this year’s convention will not take place). “A delightful Leanne Borghesi knows no bounds” – Dennis Harvey, Variety
SHOWBROADS…A Night Club Duel made it’s sold-out Birdland Jazz Club debut November 2019 in the heart of Mahattan with a swingin' 4 piece band. Starring alongside Broadway/Cabaret powerhouse-Marta Sanders (Best Little Whorehouse 2022 MAC Lifetime Achievement Award) 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 Direction/Arrangements by Composer Dana P. Rowe (The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix) “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”. Stephen Mosher- Broadwayworld.com
A Guest Artist at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Cabaret Conference under direction of Michael Bush, Borghesi debuted her solo show- BAZAZZ and performed alongside Broadway and Cabaret Legends -Andre DeShields, Lillias White, Marilyn Maye and International Cabaret Conference at Yale University, Amands McBroom, Tovah Feldshuh, Sally Mayes, Alex Rybeck, Julie Wilson and many others.
Performance/Cabaret/ Nightclub Venues- Birdland Jazz Club, Feinstein’s at the Nikko, The Triad Theater. The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman, Don’t Tell Mama’s, The Rrazz Room, MBar Hollywood, Circus Center Cabaret, and The Duplex.
New York/Regional Theater: Dora Bailey, Singin’ in the Rain (Gateway Playhouse), Smeraldina, The Servant of Two Masters (Sonnet Rep), Jan, Mr. Irresistible (LaMaMa Etc) world premiere of Valerie Solanas’ Up Your A$$ (PS 122) Rosie, Mamma Mia (CenterRep), Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Cape Fear Regional), Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (CenterREP), Nancy in Oliver (PCPA Theaterfest), Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden (TheatreWorks), Mrs. Bassett in Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Aurora Theater).Chaperone, The Drowsy Chaperone, Leanne is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
An Evening of Jerome Kern, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York