Santino Fontana Brings Solo Concert to NYC’s Birdland October 9

Cabaret & Concert News   Santino Fontana Brings Solo Concert to NYC’s Birdland October 9
The Tony Award nominee will share his take on standards from the Great American Songbook.
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Santino Fontana, who earned a Tony nomination playing the Prince in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and was a series regular on Season 1 of the CW series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, will bring his solo show to New York City’s Birdland for a 7 PM performance October 9.

Fontana told Playbill that the show will be a variation on one he did in February as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series. Here is his planned playlist, subject to change:

“New York City Blues”
“When Sunny Gets Blue”
“Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing ”
“It’s Magic”
“I Feel Pretty”
“Evil Man Blues”
“Pick Yourself Up”
“Lush Life”
“Travelin’ Man”
“On a Clear Day”
“In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning”
“There’s Music in You”
“Both Sides Now”
“Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home”
“As Long as I’m Singing”

For this version of the show, he said, he will be performing with an instrumental trio.

Fontana originated the role of The Boy in the long-running 2006 revival of The Fantasticks. He has seven Broadway productions to his credit, including Billy Elliot, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Act One. He also played the title character in the Encores! concert revival of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, and John Adams in the Encores! production of 1776.

As for his upcoming schedule, Fontana said, “I shot a few episodes of Mozart In the Jungle, and am waiting to hear about a Seth Rogen FX pilot I shot in May.”

Birdland Jazz Club is located at 315 West 44th Street, just west of the Times Square theatre district. Tickets, which cost $45–$85, plus a $10 food/drink minimum, can be ordered here.

Santino Fontana has been a special guest performer on two of Playbill Travel’s cruises.

Read: Look Back at Santino Fontana on the Stage as He Prepares to Sail on Playbill Travel’s Rhine River Cruise

Cabins are available for Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 3–13, 2017, also featuring Rachel Bay Jones, Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Seth Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced.

Tickets are also now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, Carmen Cusack, and Sierra Boggess. Visit for booking and information.


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