"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...To know that the show was totally sold out and people are still trying to get tickets is a really great feeling,” said Ms. 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
"Now that the Countess’ Cabaret show has become a huge success, producers have come begging for her talents! … [she has] become one of the most popular performers in NYC!
Lesseps staged her own Cabaret performance...she danced and sang her heart out with some of her reality TV costars and dazzled her audience with her amazing sense of humor.
“Broadway producers of the musical Chicago have noticed the Countess’s selling power and are talking with her about joining the show on Broadway…”
~ Radar Online
"Luann showed off her toned and tanned figure for all of the world to see. In the snapshot, the Real Housewives of New York star is all smiles as she poses for a photo on a boat in Sag Harbor, New York. Her short, brunette hair is flowing in the wind as she pairs her suit with a long, gold necklace.
But the star of the photo is clearly Luann’s body. The former countess is rocking an itty bitty red bikini that ties at her sides. She leaves little to the imagination in a bikini fit for a model…"
“Cohen was surprised by Luann de Lesseps — who serenaded him with a sultry version of “Happy Birthday.” Dripping in diamonds in a plunging sparkling gown and white gloves, de Lesseps had Cohen cheering with applause as she appeared on the ABC show’s set.
She carried two red balloons (with the numbers 5-0, naturally), finishing the tune by embracing her “Andy, baby” with a hug and a kiss. “Wow you look like a piece of cake,” Cohen told her afterwards. “Amazing, amazing!”
~ Dave Quinn, People
"...buoyed by the success of her cabaret show, “The Countess and Friends” — Luann de Lesseps wants to take the show on a national tour, and hopes to sign a deal with a major tour promoter.…Lesseps is feeling on top of the world because of the sold-out hit..."
~ Oli Coleman, Page Six
“...it’s amazing to see her on the show come back from rehab and she really is a new person and I’m very excited about her kind of getting a new lease on life.”
… De Lesseps…is singing away any remaining stress during her cabaret show at Feinsteins/54 Below…"
~ Christine Burroni, Page Six
"RHONY's Luann de Lesseps attended the IBIZA premiere in NYC on Monday night.
The 53-year-old reality star looked chic in a black, halter jumpsuit as she walked the red carpet in sky-high heels.
Luann was joined by her co-stars Dorinda Medley and Ramona Singer…."
~ Daily Mail
"She may have recently revealed she wasn't interested in dating right now.
But Luann de Lesseps was certain to have plenty of heads turning her way as she attended the opening night of Children Of A Lesser God in New York City on Wednesday.
Dressed to impress, The Real Housewives Of New York looked the height of style as she rocked a long Chanel pearl necklace, bracelet, and pair of white ankle boots."
~ Daily Mail
"Chris Evans makes Broadway debut with support from stars including Annette Bening and Luann de Lesseps.
...Manhattan socialite and reality star Luann de Lesseps posed it up in the red carpet in a backless monochrome patterned slip dress.
The Real Housewives of New York star added a black fur jacket and white stiletto heeled ankle boots.
She accessorized with statement diamond chandelier earrings."
~ Daily Mail
"But Luann is at once a more fabulous and more flawed version than all of us. This is precisely what makes her so watchable, and why we’ll return to RHONY this season hoping for a bit of redemption for our girl. It’s why her NYC cabaret shows are selling out, and why crowds are there to cheer and not simply to snicker. This gal’s been through some shit, and she’s not backing down from most likely going through some more shit."
~ Lea Palmieri, Decider
"Luann de Lesseps has recruited some Broadway heavy hitters to join her cabaret debut.
Tony winner Tony Yazbeck, Andrew Keenan Bolger of “Newsies” and Laura Benanti — who plays Melania Trump on the “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”— will all be part of de Lesseps’ show at Feinstein’s/54 Below..."
~ Oli Coleman, Page Six
"...while Luann wore cozy-looking boots and a t-shirt that made a big statement. "I Can I Will," the life-affirming top read. In her caption, Luann reiterated the sentiment, and also added hash tags that provided another peek into her current state of mind: #friends and #inspiration. Her choice of emoji — a fist bump and a flexing muscle — helped underscore the message of strength."
~ Jenny Berg, Bravo