Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $45 general / $40 subscribers
Tony nominated actor/singer Peter Gallagher brings his critically acclaimed cabaret debut Songs And Stories to the Venetian Room to make his West Coast cabaret debut. Although well-known for his acting roles in films such as American Beauty, sex, lies and videotapes and The Player as well as his role on TV's The O.C., Peter Gallagher has always had a considerable background in musical theatre. After Broadway roles in Hair and Grease, he made his movie debut as a 50's teen idol in the cult classic, The Idolmaker. While his film success seemed to overshadow his musical roots, he's returned to Broadway many times, receiving rave reviews for his singing while starring in Guys And Dolls and Pal Joey (opposite Patti LuPone). And after surprising fans and critics alike while singing a cover of Solomon Burke's "Don't Give Up On Me" on a pivotal episode of The O.C., he was quickly signed by Sony Music to record his highly-praised and best-selling album, the soulful 7 Days In Memphis. In Songs And Stories, Mr.Gallagher reaches into the Great American Songbook as well as Broadway to cover his life and career. Of his Feinstein’s debut, Stephen Holden wrote in the New York Times: "Peter Gallagher has the gift of gab. This New York actor, born into the Irish storytelling tradition, spins amusing yarns with an ease that turns the kind of polished after-dinner remarks usually accompanied by brandy and cigars at a black-tie function into yarns swapped by regular guys over beers in the local pub," and describes his voice as warm, flexible and unaffected...powerful and expressive"