In the spring of 2015, Annaleigh Ashford made her West Coast concert debut with Bay Area Cabaret. Singing Broadway, pop music, standards and classic disco, Annaleigh electrified the Venetian Room audience with her amazing voice, humor and energy, delivering a performance that demonstrated the infinite possibility of the cabaret genre.
Soon after her Bay Area Cabaret appearance, Ms. Ashford went on to sweep the awards season on Broadway, winning the Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her role in the revival of You Can't Take It With You. In the fall of 2015, Annaleigh followed her Tony win starring in the title role the comedy Sylvia, alongside Matthew Broderick. Once again, she had critics and audiences raving about her performance, with talk of another Tony nomination.
On Broadway, Annaleigh Ashford has starred in Wicked (Glinda), Legally Blonde: The Musical (Margot), Rent (Maureen) and Kinky Boots(Lauren), where she received her very first Tony Award nomination. Ashford's film appearances include Sex In The City: The Movie, and Rachel Getting Married.
On TV, Annaleigh stars as Betty Dimelo in the hit Showtime series Masters Of Sex. And in the fall of 2016, she'll be dancing her way onto TV screens as Columbia, when she co-stars with LaVerne Cox, Tim Curry, and Adam Lambert in the highly anticipated movie musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
At the Venetian Room, Annaleigh will celebrate the release of her debut CD “Lost in the Stars”, with an updated version of her show by the same name. Join us for the auspicious return of one of Bay Area Cabaret’s most exciting artists!
"Annaleigh Ashford...is a riot!" USA Today
"Ashford's amazing performance is truly a unique comic turn." Huffington Post
"Annaleigh Ashford is at the top of her game." ABC News