Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome The Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, San Francisco’s favorite Russian redhead, to Feinstein’s at the Nikko for one performance only – Thursday, December 19 at 8 p.m. Hailed as the best Drag Act by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Katya will present her holiday spectacular sure to make your yuletide gay! Delighting audiences with a fun-filled evening of belting, banter, and ball gowns to bolster holiday spirit(s), Katya will perform songs ranging from classic holiday fair, to popera and disco. There is something for everyone in this heartwarming and brilliantly funny journey through Katya's holiday misadventures.
With a career spanning ...a very, very long time, Katya claims to have invented Popera, romanced William Shatner, and lived next to John Lennon at the Dakota during her stint in New York City during the 1970's. Once Eastern Europe’s greatest Mezzo-Soprano...understudy, the Countess now spends her days beautifying the masses at Macy's Department store, as everyone’s favorite Chanel counter lady. She spends her evenings crooning and drinking her away through the finer theaters, bars and bath houses of America.
The creation of San Francisco native, J. Conrad Frank, Katya has appeared in various theatrical runs and nightclubs including The New Conservatory Theater, The Eureka Theater, Trannyshack, and monthly shows at San Francisco's premier piano bar Martuni's.