LEANNE BORGHESI is a vibrant, Entertainer, Vocalist and Theater Artist that has entertained audiences in major concert venues, theaters, nightclubs, and cabaret rooms from San Francisco to New York City. Specializing in performance with Big Bands, Jazz Ensembles and Comedic "theatrical cabarets" and has been entertaining audiences coast to coast for over two decades. Leanne is also a certified creative Coach (CPCC, CPQC)
A recent raucous New York debut of her one-woman pandemic comedic hit: "Borghesi's Back!" was an audience favorite winning the 2021 Broadway World Cabaret Award Best Musical Comedy/Revue and 2022 MAC Award Nominee for Musical Comedy Performer (Brandon Adams, Musical Director). ("Mood Swings" 2019 MAC Award Nominee) Borghesi has been hailed “a sumptuous feast of outrageousness" -Broadway World and takes pride in entertaining her audiences from 99-1,000+ seat houses. "Leanne Borghesi is a Funny Lady"- Betsyann Faiella
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 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater (2018 and 2019, *2020, 2021 *virtual).
"SHOWBROADS…A Night Club Duel" made it’s sold-out Birdland Jazz Club debut November 2019 and again in 2020 in the heart of New York City. 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 night club act led was directed by Nicolas Minas, Book-Nathan Cann and Musical Direction/Arrangements by Composer Dana P. Rowe (The Witches of Eastwick) “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, Amanda McBroom, Tovah Feldshuh, Sally Mayes, Alex Rybeck, Sharon Mc Night, 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 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.