Countess Luann de Lesseps is an original cast member of one of the most successful franchises in television history, The Real Housewives of New York City. She was ranked the #1 Housewife by TV Guide, topping all 46 housewives across all franchised cities, and recently starred in The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, a spin-off featuring top talent from across The Real Housewives franchises, released on Bravo this year.
Luann transformed her career as a nurse, model, actress, author, philanthropist and TV star into a wildly successful cabaret entertainer.
In 2017, she made her cabaret debut with #CountessAndFriends selling out shows across the country including Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City. “you’re in for an entertaining three hours.. an absolute spectacle in the best way possible.. says Vanity Fair – “Inspiring”, says The New York Times.
Now, she has again teamed up with iconic director Richard Jay-Alexander and Musical Director Brian Nash, for her new show Countess Cabaret, which recently kicked off at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC.
Her hit songs “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” “Chic C’est La Vie,” “Girl Code,” and “Feelin’ Jovani” have been streamed and downloaded tens of millions of times and resulted in her own Pandora station. Luann teamed up with Grammy-Award-winning songwriter/producer Desmond Child (Barbara Streisand, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin) for her dance single “Viva La Diva”.
Her holiday single, “What Do I Want For Christmas?”, released in December 2021, was written and produced by Bruce Roberts & Billy Stritch and features fun cameos from her Real Housewives of New York City cast-mates.
Her latest single, F-Bombs on the G with the OG’s , which she wrote and produced, was based on her experiences on The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip & features a music video with highlights from the show.
Luann has made many appearances on shows including The Today Show, The View, Wendy Williams, Dr. Oz, Access Hollywood, ET, and many others.
She has appeared as a guest star on many popular shows including Royal Pains, the Hulu show Difficult People & Law & Order: SVU, alongside Mariska Hargitay,
A champion for many charitable organizations including The American Cancer Society, GLAAD, and ACE Partnership for the Homeless. Luann has partnered with The Fortune Society which supports those who have been formerly incarcerated, by helping them build a successful life path & vows to help build people, not prisons.
A mother of two successful artists, Victoria and Noel, Luann currently divides her time between her homes in New York City, and the Hamptons, where she is working on her next book, a memoir, after authoring her first book Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance & Flair.
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