LEANNE BORGHESI
Leanne Borghesi:
 will be making her debut October 2018 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall as featured vocalist for The 29th annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention in New York. A solo-performer specializing in the creation and performance of comedic 'theatrical cabarets’ and night club acts in New York/SF and UK, Leanne's club acts and shows blend the magic of theater/cabaret with the passion of Vaudeville & burlesque. Her pieces are interactive, making each performance unique, personal, and full of surprises. After a raucous run of Leanne Borghesi’s MOOD SWINGS The Triad Theater in New York City, Leanne will be making her debut as a featured vocalist at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall for the 29th annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention, 2018. Leanne has been a Guest Artist at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Cabaret Conference where she debuted her one-woman show, BAZAZZ performed in Accentuate the Positive, A Johnny Mercer Tribute alongside such legendary performers as Lillias White, Marilyn Maye, Penny Fuller, and Amanda McBroom. Leanne attended the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University where she trained with Tovah Feldshuh, Sally Mayes, Julie Wilson & Amanda McBroom. She has performed in the UK This Summer I Lived and houses in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco including Feinstein’s 54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Nikko, The Triad, The Metropolitan Room, Rrazz Room, MBar Hollywood, Herbst Theater, Marines Memorial, Palace of Fine Arts, and The Duplex.  A Northern California native, Leanne has been a staple of the San Francisco cabaret and theater scene for over two decades. Borghesi’s previous theatre credits include NEW YORK: Workshop of Jonathan Brielle’s 40 Naked Women a Monkey and Me with Veanne Cox and Doreen Montalvo directed by Michael Bush (Sir Studios NYC, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, CT), Smeraldina in The Servant of Two Masters (Sonnet Rep), Jan in Mr. Irresistible (LaMaMa Etc.), Valerie Solanas Up Your A$$ (PS 122), Dora Bailey in Singin’ in the Rain (Gateway Playhouse). REGIONAL: Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone, Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden (TheatreWorks), Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), Rona Lisa Peretti in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (CenterREP), Nancy in Oliver (PCPA Theaterfest), Mrs. Bassett in Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Aurora Theater).  Leanne is the recipient of Best Actress in a Musical award from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for NCTC’s Productions of Dames at Sea (Mona Kent) and her solo theatrical cabaret, Divalicious. She is a founding member of The National Theater of Uptown in Manhattan, one-third of the comedic trio B.O.O.B.S! (Busty, Outrageous, Over-the-Top, Broads, Singin'), and moonlights as San Francisco's own original Faux Queen, Ms. Anita Cocktail.   She collaborates with many not-for-profit organizations performing in numerous Gala and Benefit shows on both coasts.
CASSANDRA CASS
Cassandra Cass is an Actress, Model, Burlesque performer and Reality TV personality. She currently lives an Hollywood, CA where she spends most of her time pursuing her dreams. She has been featured in the documentary Trantasia and What's the T. She has appeared in numerous TV shows including CSI, Botched, Tyra, Entertainment Tonight, etc. She has also appeared in the Showtime reality show Wild Things and most recently the award-winning Oxygen/Bravo series Strut. She loves supporting the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation for all the wonderful work they do. Recently Cassandra has started doing stand up comedy and recently performed at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, all though it is a work in progress. 
JAI RODRIGUEZ
Jai Rodriguez is a talented actor, singer and dancer who starred as Zanna in the off-Broadway musical hit Zanna , Don’t! Jai joined Zanna, Don’t! after a long-running turn on Broadway starring as Angel in Jonathan Larson’ Tony Award-winning musical Rent. Jai’s other theater credits include Spinning Into Butter at Lincoln Center Theatre, Sad Hotel at the White Barn Theatre, and Rent in Canada. On Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Jai used all aspects of his professional training and skills as a performer plus his social charisma to coach straight subjects on everything from how to mix ‘n mingle in a social setting, to conversation skills and even being at ease on the dance floor. Jai also appeared in the movie The Producers as Sabu the Houseboy and The New Guy as Jose, the drag queen prisoner. While on hiatus from Queer Eye Jai appeared on Broadway as Carmen Ghia in The Producers. Jai started his singing career performing with his local church choir at Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle. In 2006, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career and was among the top finalists in the TV hit series Celebrity Duets. Most recently Jai costarred with Reba McIntyre and Lily Tomlin on television in Malibu Country.

 



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