Sharon McNight

Tony-nominated actress and Bay Area favorite Sharon McNight makes her San Francisco Opera debut in Show Boat. She began her entertainment career in San Francisco and then continued on an award-winning nightclub career from San Francisco to Berlin and Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall. McNight received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, was the recipient of the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, and had Al Hirschfeld draw her caricature. Known for her recreation of The Wizard of Oz and being one of the few women to impersonate Bette Davis, she developed her one-woman musical Red Hot Mama, about show business legend Sophie Tucker, into a successful Off Broadway run. McNight has six solo recordings; her current project is Come Up and See Me.