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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

Tony Award® winner LaChanze makes a dazzling 54 Below debut with a joyous and thrilling show. Armed with a gift for dramatic storytelling and a sultry vocal dexterity, LaChanze brings her powerful mezzo-soprano and commanding stage presence to Broadway’s Living Room for an intimate one-night only event to benefit 54 Below.

The acclaimed performer will present an exhilarating and electrifying new concert featuring music from her celebrated four-decade career, as well as beloved Broadway classics, Great American Songbook standards, personal favorites, and more.

Known for bringing women of complexity and triumph into the cultural lexicon, LaChanze won hearts—and a Tony Award®—for her performance as Celie in The Color Purple. She also originated the role of Ti Moune in Once on This Island (Tony Award® nomination) and starred as Wiletta in Alice Childress’ historic play, Trouble In Mind (Tony Award® nomination) in 2021. Other notable stage performances include roles in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Tony Award® nomination), A Christmas Carol, The Secret Life of Bees, If/Then, The Wiz, Ragtime, Uptown… It’s Hot!, and Dreamgirls.

On screen, she has delivered memorable roles in both TV and film including: “East New York,” “The Blacklist,” Handel’s Messiah Rocks: A Joyful Noise (Emmy Award), Melinda, The Help, HBO’s “The Night Of,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Good Fight,” “Sex And The City,” and Disney animated feature film Hercules among other titles.

LaChanze has been hailed as “magnetic” by The New York Times, “irresistible” by The Washington Post, “compelling” by The New Yorker, “dazzling” by Variety and “bright and ebullient” by The Los Angeles Times. The San Francisco Chronicle said, “the beaming, warm-toned LaChanze is a buoyantly upbeat delight.”

All benefit tickets include a three-course dinner and open bar. Premium ticket buyers will be invited to a special post-show meet and greet with LaChanze.

An evening with lachanze menu selections


choice of

Autumn Greens (V, GF)
Mixed Baby Greens, Roasted Butternut Squash, Pickled Red Onion, Vegan Green Goddess Dressing, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Crab Cake
Caramelized Sweet Onion Curry, Smoked Tomato Relish

French Onion Soup (Vegan Version Available)
Shallot, Bermuda Onion, Crostini, Gruyere Espuma. (Vegan gruyere substitute available upon request.)


choice of

Roasted Chicken Breast (GF)
Warm Quinoa Salad, Roasted Baby Vegetables, Natural Jus

Braised Short Rib (GF)
Cave Aged Cheddar Polenta, Roasted Carrot, Jus

Grilled Norwegian Steelhead Trout (GF)
Autumn Spiced Squash Puree, Grilled Seasonal Squash, Pomegranate Gastrique, Goat Cheese

Vegan Mushroom Risotto (V, GF)
Vegan Mushroom Cream, Vegan Pecorino, Frisee, Sherry Vinegar


choice of

Hazelnut Cheesecake
Chocolate Sauce, Candied Hazelnuts, Cocoa Nibs

Dulce de Leche Cream Puff
Vanilla Mousse, Dulce de Leche, Salted Caramel Sauce, Toffee Brittle

Black Forest Cake
Cherry Sauce, Chocolate Pearls, Cocoa Nibs

Menu is subject to change.


  • Bar Seating: $125 (includes $1.50 in fees),
    $60 tax deductible
  • Bar Rail Seating: $250 (includes $1.50 in fees),
    $185 tax deductible
  • Main Dining Room: $500 (includes $1.50 in fees),
    $435 tax deductible
  • Premium: $1,250 (includes $1.50 in fees),
    $1,185 tax deductible
  • Donation may be partially tax deductible.Value of goods & services is $65 per ticket.
  • All benefit tickets include a three-course dinner and open bar
  • To view the seating chart for this event click here.

Times(show / doors open)

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