"The second performance of #CountessAndFriends. on March 8 proved to be even more star-studded than the premiere. The Real Housewives of New York City squad was sitting front and center, decked out in bedazzled jumpsuits and wrap dresses (we’ll get to that later) to cheer the Countess on.
Sonja joined Luann de Lesseps for the iconic hit “Money Can’t Buy You Class” but it wasn’t just Sonja’s talent as a backup singer on display – the Housewife had a wardrobe malfunction heard ‘round Manhattan."
~ The Daily Dish
New Tour Dates for #CountessAndFriends coming soon!!!
"Held at Feinstein's/54 Below in the Big Apple, the live event tells the story of Luann's "life in the fast lane" on several continents. Her journey provides hilarious stories, unique anecdotes and even some pop songs in her signature style."
"...When Luann de Lesseps entered that room . . . every seat was the right one. A VISION OF CLASS!! And countess who is a-THRIVING! Luann donned a floor-length beaded white gown that had me screaming Oh God Yes! YESSSS! To The Dress."
~ Vanity Fair
"Hip as a New York minute and classically chic, De Lesseps' glamourous life in the fast lane on several continents (together with a solid decade of starring on reality TV) provides fodder for hilarious stories, one-of-a-kind anecdotes, and, of course, some standards and pop songs in her inimitable style. She will be joined by an eclectic group of Broadway and New York's most sough-t after stars both legendary and ascendant. She was joined in her initial shows by the likes of Rachel Dratch, Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Tony Yazbeck, Bridget Everett, Sonja Morgan, Natalie Joy Johnson and Jai'len Josey.
There are always surprises and surprise gusts in #CountessAndFriends."
~ Broadway World
"Countess Luann de Lesseps of The Real Housewives of New York City fame take to the stage in a cabaret show entitled '#CountessAndFriends' (hashtag hers) at Feinstein’s/54 Below, a venue whose Haunted Mansion meets bordello décor was more than suited for the occasion.
Luann de Lesseps is arguably the classiest and most royal-seeming of the housewives... A VISION OF CLASS!! And countess who is a-THRIVING! Luann donned a floor-length beaded white gown that had me screaming Oh God Yes! YESSSS! To The Dress."
~ Michelle Collins, Vanity Fair
“I am not a scripted actress — I’m more of an off-the-cuff-type person,” she said.
Standing in front of a baby-grand piano in her bright Upper West Side penthouse, freezing rain tapping gently against the windows, Ms. de Lesseps studied a printout of her introductory remarks for #CountessAndFriends, a cabaret show that will debut at the Manhattan nightclub Feinstein’s/54 Below on Feb. 27. As the Grammy-winning composer Billy Stritch played “With a Little Help From My Friends,” she addressed an imaginary crowd, and the elephant in the room...
...It’s been a hard fall for Ms. de Lesseps, a nurse turned model from Berlin, Conn., who obtained her royal designation from her first husband, a French count named Alexandre de Lesseps.
~ Rachel Dodes, The New York Times
Real Housewives of New York Star Luann de Lesseps Takes AD Inside Her Recently Renovated Sag Harbor Home.
"I love Sag Harbor. I love the history of the village; I love the historical neighborhood," de Lesseps says. "I love the proximity to the village and being able to walk home. It’s such a lovely walk too, because all the houses are really pretty on Main Street."
"I love the nature. It’s a great family home. I love the beach. I love the village," de Lesseps says of Sag Harbor and her home there which she purchased four years ago. "And I have a lot of friends there, because I’ve been living there since 1993. We built our first home in 1994. We were coming back from Europe, back and forth."
~ Juliet Izon, Architectural Digest
Resident Magazine is so proud to feature the talented, beautiful and classy Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of the Real Housewives of New York!
"We were lucky enough to secure two fabulous covers and decided to use both! Countess Luann de Lesseps, star of Real Housewives of New York and etiquette maven, graces one of them. We were so thrilled to work with her! She is beyond gorgeous and exceedingly gracious and we were thrilled to shoot exclusive images with her at The Warwick Hotel, with whom she partners to bring guests one-of-a-lifetime experiences in the city she loves! Take a look at those stunning photos and read her intriguing story!"
~ Resident Magazine Editor's Note