Aug. 6: Feinstein’s/54 Below Presents Maria-Christina Oliveras in Concert with Special Guests Alyse Alan Louis and Caesar Samayoa

Maria-Christina Oliveras (AmélieMachinalBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) caught the attention of NYC theater fans with an explosive, show-stopping turn in David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s multiple award-winning musical Here Lies Love. She now brings her gift of storytelling and unique style to Feinstein’s/54 Below in an electrifying night of music and surprises on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 9:45 p.m. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. Feinstein’s/54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street in New York.

The concert will feature special guests Alyse Alan Louis (Soft Power, Amélie, Pretty Filthy, Mamma Mia) and Caesar Samayoa (Come From AwayLove’s Labours Lost) with Music direction by Andrea Grody (TootsieThe Band’s Visit). 

Tickets are $30-$40, Premium $65 with a $25 Food and Beverage Minimum. Click here to purchase tickets.

Maria-Christina Oliveras is an award-winning actor, singer, educator and producer. She has performed extensively on and off Broadway, regionally, internationally, and in film and television, and has served as a singer for such esteemed artists as Taylor Mac and Toshi Reagon. Dedicated to new works and underrepresented stories, her career is distinguished by her transformational character work in a number of world premieres, including Kiss My Aztec, a new musical by John Leguizamo and Tony Taccone, music and lyrics by David Kamp and Benjamin Velez, Amelie by Craig Lucas, Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messe, directed by Pam MacKinnon, Soft Power, a play with music by David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, directed by Leigh Silverman, El Huracan by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Laurie Woolery, Pretty Filthy by Bess Wohl and Michael Friedman, directed by Steve Cosson and Here Lies Love, a musical by David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim, directed by Alex Timbers.  Maria-Christina will appear next in the upcoming independent short, Matthew.

Broadway: Amelie (cast album); Machinal; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love (Public; cast album); Pretty Filthy (Civilians; cast album); Taylor Mac’s 24 Decade…(St. Ann’s Warehouse); And Miles to Go (PCP); Reading Under the Influence (DR2); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Public); Romeo and Juliet (Public); Zorba! (Encores!); Night Sky (BPAC). Regional: CTG, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, Williamstown, Long Wharf, Huntington, Baltimore Centerstage, Sundance, O’Neill, among numerous others. Selected Film/TV: Manhattan Night, St. Vincent, “Nurse Jackie”, “Law & Order: SVU”, The Blacklist”; “Madame Secretary”; NCIS:NOLA. Education: B.A. with honors—Yale University; M.F.A.—National Theatre Conservatory.

An esteemed educator, Maria-Christina has served on faculty at Fordham University Lincoln-Center, Yale University, Primary Stages, Stella Adler Conservatory, among numerous others, and frequently serves as a guest speaker at universities throughout the country. Maria-Christina currently teaches Acting as Assistant Professor of Theater at Wesleyan University. 

Maria-Christina is a founding member of Partial Comfort Productions, serves on the Board of The Civilians with whom she is also an Associate Artist, is a member of National Alliance of Acting Teachers and The Actors’ Center Workshop Company, and is an alumna of The Lark Playground and New Dramatists’ Composer-Librettist Studio, both dedicated to new works’ development and collaboration. She has served as a panelist and reader for various fellowships and programs including Sundance Institute, the Lark Play Development Center, New Dramatists, and Back to the Future/History Matters. She is the recipient of New Dramatists’ Charles Bowden Acting Award and the St. Ursula Award for Distinguished Career Achievement

Please note: all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination before entering the club.

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, an Award winning filmmaker and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. Her short film, When the World Was Young recently garnered a 2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations.

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