Bay Area Cabaret is a fourteen-year-old nonprofit organization that presents extraordinary performances by nationally renowned artists in elegant, intimate Bay Area venues, with the goal of expanding the audience for cabaret. Recently, the Fairmont San Francisco asked Bay Area to reopen the city's most famous showroom, The Venetian Room, where Tony Bennett first sang "I Left my Heart in San Francisco" and artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Tina Turner, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole and The Supremes performed on a regular basis. The room had been dark as a musical venue for 22 years. Since reopening the Venetian Room in 2010, Bay Area Cabaret has since presented there concerts by the late Marvin Hamlisch, Chita Rivera, Elaine Paige, Lea Salonga, Christine Ebersole, Karen Mason, Peter Gallagher, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Megan Hilty, Tommy Tune and Ramsey Lewis, as well as its popular vocal competition Bay Area Teen Idol. Bay Area Cabaret is proud to call the Venetian Room "home" as the sole presenter of live musical entertainment in San Francisco's most glamorous venue.