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Recently named the winner of BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Award for Best Streaming Concert/Cabaret in 2022 for her Gilda Radner tribute show, Francesca Amari is a versatile singer/cabaret artist from Palm Springs, CA. She was nominated Vocalist of the Decade by BroadwayWorld Palm Springs in 2020 & Best Jazz Vocalist in the 2020 & 2018 Coachella Valley Music Awards, and has performed @top-rated cabaret clubs from New York to Hollywood, including Birdland, Metropolitan Room, The Triad & 92nd Street Y in NYC; The Gardenia, Catalina Jazz Club, Mbar, Rockwell Table & E Spot/Vitello’s in Hollywood; Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego & the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Francesca has earned rave reviews for her entertaining cabaret shows. She tours the country w/her critically-acclaimed Gilda Radner tribute & has performed & studied with such cabaret luminaries as Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, Marilyn Maye & Sam Harris. In SoCal, Francesca performs regularly as a jazz/pop singer or with her “Cocktails & Cabaret” show or Mod Squad Trio at top Coachella Valley spots, including Melvyn’s, Woody’s, PS Underground, The Purple Room, AJ’s on the Green, Palm Canyon Roadhouse & COPA Nightclub. She appeared in the AZ, FL & PA Non-Equity premieres of “Midlife! The Crisis Musical” by veteran Broadway brothers Bob & Jim Walton & won a Desert Theatre League (DTL) award for best professional actress as Reno Sweeny in Palm Canyon Theatre’s “Anything Goes.” She’s received multiple BroadwayWorld & DTL nominations for “Gilda,” “Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class” & “Women Behind Bars.” Other theatre credits include “Sordid Lives,” “Pump Boys & Dinettes,” “Taffetas,” “Beehive,” “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” & “A…My Name is Alice.” Francesca is a busy audiobook director & has been teaching & directing children’s theatre for 30+ years.
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