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CABARET & REGRET
A true cabaret singer is elegant, seductive and timeless... and then there's Gigi Fontaine.
Three-time Tony winner, four-time Tony banger (Bennett, Danza, Shaloub, Braxton, in that order), Gigi Fontaine cut her teeth on the Vegas Strip and sold her dentures to pay off her cabana boy. Whether she's high-kicking at the microphone, offering a bossa nova take on your favourite punk song or crying into a bottle of gin, Gigi can put on a SHOW.
With legs 'til Tuesday and the voice of a fallen angel, no other diva can hold a candle to Gigi (due to ongoing concerns over a string of suspicious tequila fires).
Forget the world tours, high-profile divorces and all-night mescaline benders, Gigi Fontaine is the perfect antidote for a world obsessed with bright young things and bright light cities.
WHO IS GIGI FONTAINE?
With all the class of vintage Vegas, Gigi Fontaine is a singer, dancer and chanteuse extraordinaire.
Raised in the two-bit gin alleys of Fremont Street and a star by the age of four, Gigi made her name on the lounge circuit of The Sands, The Stardust and Johnny Ramone’s All Night Tiki and Lobster Hut, before launching a wildly successful recording career.
After touring with Robert Goulet (1953), Tom Jones (1969), Shirley Bassey (1971) and Liza Minnelli (1972-5, 1977, 1981-5) and falling out with all four following the ill-fated ‘Colour me Gigi’ Tour, the cabaret diva has now found a permanent home in San Francisco.
Although she has taken time out in recent years for several 'residencies' at the Inner Springs Rejuvenation Clinic, she has also found time for shows with the Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, and the hottest venues across Australia and the United States.
Just as comfortable belting out a showtune as she is sitting on a stranger's lap and telling the darkly hilarious stories of her past, a night with Gigi is one to remember (though for liability reasons, remembering individual incidents with Gigi is at the legal discretion of management).