Vanessa Bousay is a talented songstress specializing in Broadway show tunes and classic American standards. Hailed by the Bay Area Reporter as "The Chanteuse of The Barbary Coast," Vanessa Bousay is created by proud San Franciscan and classically trained baritone Erik Chalfant. Mr. Chalfant was a private student of the esteemed late operatic soprano Phyllis Curtin. His characterization of the glamorous Vanessa Bousay is a loving tribute to his teacher, mentor, and friend.
Mr. Chalfant holds the Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Boston University College of Fine Arts and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice Performance and French Literature from Olivet Nazarene University.
For their Feinstein's at the Nikko debut, Vanessa Bousay will appear with her very own Pygmalion, Erik Chalfant and musical director Tom Shaw. Together they will showcase Vanessa's favorite songs and tell the tale of her journey from classically trained baritone to glamorous drag chanteuse.