She is the most versatile, popular Palm Springs-based entertainer in Palm Springs who’s performed at top-rated cabaret clubs from NYC to Hollywood, including Birdland Jazz Club, the Metropolitan Room & the 92nd Street Y in NYC; The Gardenia, Catalina Jazz Club & Rockwell Stage in L.A.; and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego. Francesca is a Desert Theatre League award winner for best professional actress for her portrayal of Reno Sweeny in “Anything Goes” at Palm Canyon Theatre, and was a nominee for Best Jazz Singer in the CV Weekly 2018 Awards.
Cousin to legendary singer Bobby Darin AND Jazz Flugelhorn player Chuck Mangione. Over 30 years experience in theatre and winning many award in theatre, and has been A Broadway World Nominee for Best Male Cabaret Artist.
Was seen for 8 ½ years recurring as the character Tony on the EMMY Award winning series Murphy Brown. Also, in Guest Starring roles on such classic TV shows as Roseanne, Matlock, Step By Step, Ellen, The Finelli Boys, Murder She Wrote, Living In Captivity and a real nice guy.
Simply the best Pianist in the valley and a staple of the Hollywood piano bar scene, rounds the trio, giving audiences an irresistible, non-stop, energetic evening of music mixed with Palm Springs and Hollywood history, trivia and dish. The show, which is patterned after the quintessential Rat Pack party on stage, is filled with music from composers, singers, TV and movie stars who have had homes in the Coachella Valley.