PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Lesli Margherita Shares Her "Kiss My Royal Butt" Playlist

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01 Jun 2014

Lesli Margherita
Lesli Margherita

Lesli Margherita, an Olivier Award winner for her performance in Zorro and current star of Broadway's Matilda, will bring her solo show All Hail the Queen to 54 Below June 13-14. In anticipation of the concert, Margherita picks songs that make her feel like "The Queen" as part of this week's Playbill Playlist.

"What songs make me feel like the Queen ruler of the world?" Margherita asked. "What doesn't, really. Let's be honest. But here are my top 10 'Kiss My Royal Butt' songs that get me pumped up and ready to rule."

The 11 PM concerts, written and conceived by Margherita, will be directed by Lauren Bass with musical direction and arrangements by Brett Ryback (Murder for Two).

All Hail the Queen, according to press notes, "is 'totally more than a cabaret.' It's a Vegas-style nightclub act. Taking the reigns from the likes of Bette Midler and Liza Minnelli, Margherita commands the room with sass and bawdiness -- plus some self-deprecating humor for good measure – as she sings and struts her way through the 70 min set which includes twists on old songs and new favorites (courtesy of MD-Arranger Brett Ryback). With hilarious storytelling and showstopping numbers, the evening offers something for everyone. There will be feathers. There will be sparkles. And you better believe there will be worshipping. So, bow down… All Hail the Queen!"

The concerts will also feature lighting design by Kristie Roldan and are produced by Jordan Bass and Lauren Bass.

54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For tickets, call (646) 476-3551, visit or click here.


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