Michael Sterling

Entertainment Publicity and Production



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For over 12 years, the name "Sterling's Upstairs" has been synonymous with the most critically acclaimed supper club experience of any kind in the greater Los Angeles area.

There's No Business Like Show Business - Rosemary Clooney

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Created by Producer Michael Sterling, Sterling’s Upstairs has presented the best of Broadway and Musical Theatre stars and Nightclub Artists in a cabaret supper club setting since June 9, when it first opened its doors at the legendary Vitello’s Restaurant in Studio City, CA. In honor of his lifelong friend and mentor - the late Rosemary Clooney, one of music’s most prolific recording stars and distinguished headliners - Mr. Sterling not only founded and dedicated the club to her memory, but fulfilled a promise between them to keep her music, the music of her contemporaries, the music of Broadway and the Great American Songbook alive and singing in a supper club somewhere for future generations to enjoy.  

Sterling’s Upstairs has proudly presented over 1100 shows featuring 1250 stars from Broadway, national and regional musical theater stages, television and film, and distinguished nightclub artists. Dubbed “LA’s cabaret destination” by the Los Angeles Times, Sterling’s remains the most critically acclaimed venue of its kind in Southern California. Sterling's Upstairs not only remains a constant on the entertainment scene in Los but the standard by which all other such venues are judged.

On March 18, 2012, Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello's closed its doors and reopened April 1, at one of LA's then newest California gourmet and entertainment destinations, The Federal Bar and Restaurant, located in the heart of North Hollywood's trendy NoHo Arts District.

Since then, Sterling's Upstairs has presented such headliners as Broadway, Film Television stars the multi Award-winning John Lloyd Young, Lainie Kazan, Lea Thompson, Rachel York, Ilene Graff, Bill Hayes, Hal Linden, Cortes Alexander with Liza Allison Janney, Academy Award winner Richard Sherman, the cast of Olympic Gold Medalist and Tony Award Nominee Cathy Rigby's National Touring Production of Peter Pan,Tony Award nominees Kay Cole, Euan Morton, Beth Malone; and Broadway performers Kim Huber, David Burnham, Valerie Perri, Matt Zarley, Kerry O'Malley, Mary Callanan; and Tony Award Winner Faith Prince with Broadway's Jason Graae; Terri White; London West End/Broadway superstar and Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo... and many more!

"Sterling's adds a formidable dimension to the city's already hot spot for dining, dancing, comedy jazz... all while embracing the recently renovated, cutting edge interior of a former 1926 bank building."

- Variety

"To say that the present meets the past at The Federal is to say that with a cool sense of chic, the ambiance at Sterling's is a perfect blend of both then and now."

- The Hollywood Reporter

The Los Angeles Daily News says "Like the Sondheim lyric, Sterling's has indeed been '...putting it together' - State-of-the-Art lighting and sound, video technology, a proscenium stage, a full bar, a private, outdoor patio overlooking the NoHo surroundings, and designer floors on which dining tables seat 100 guests. The feel of being in the Broadway district of New York cannot be denied."

The club's impressive neighbors include the historic El Portal Theatre, the Art Institute of California, the NoHo Arts Center, the nationally acclaimed Deaf West Theatre, and Anteaus - one of LA's most distinguished classical theatre companies, - and numerous Equity-waiver/professional theaters. The NoHo Arts District is also home to the world renowned Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Laemmle Movie Theatres; newly constructed, high rise condo living; and Metro Rail...a rapid transit rail system serving 70 stations in Los Angeles County.


November - December - 2019 


SUNDAY - JANUARY 12 - 2020


5:30 pm Doors for Dinner and Cocktails

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Performance



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Please Note: This event begins with a 5:30 pm Seating for dinner and/or drinks, followed by a 7:00 - 8:00 pm performance (show end time approximate). Upscale Casual Attire is requested. No minimum for food and beverage is required.

Please also note that there are no refunds or exchanges following a 12 hour grace period offered by Brown Paper Tickets from the time of your purchase. Please also know that you will have the opportunity of choosing your own seat in advance during the purchase process.

5303 Lankershim Blvd.

(Valet Parking Entrance off

Weddington St.

block south of

Lankershim Blvd.)

Street Parking Also Available

Dress Code: Upscale Casual for All Evening Events