She was previously arrested for being drunk and disorderly on Christmas Eve in Palm Beach in 2017.
Luann de Lesseps, star of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” was thrown out of a gay piano bar after she drunkenly grabbed the mic, belting out songs and screaming booing guests “f–k you.”
“She monopolized the piano, but that isn’t how it works, you sing [one song] and move on,” a source told Page Six, who broke the story first.
Witnesses say the real housewife, who has her own “Countess Cabaret” performance, was already buzzed when she arrived at the piano bar Townhouse in Manhattan on Wednesday night.
“Luann thought she was doing her act,” the source added, noting that she seized the mic and wouldn’t let go. “She tried to sing [her own song] ‘Money Can’t Buy You Class,’ but they didn’t know it, they know standards.”
“The piano player was like, ‘I don’t know the song,’ and she responded ‘It’s a hit!’” According to reports, the critically panned single has sold 19,000 digital copies.
“It’s not a Cole Porter standard, it’s not ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow,'” the caustic insider sniffed of her 2010 autotuned first hit, which has phrases like “Elegance is learned.”
Unfazed, a boozed-up de Lesseps resumed “belting out jumbled versions of songs” that were so offensive that “the crowd began booing her,” per another source, in front of astonished drag queens Tiffany Anne Coke, Shiny Penny, Lauren Ordair, and Chandilier.
When the reality star started “yelling at the gays,” things went downhill. Page Six obtained video of de Lesseps shouting at the audience, “F–k you,” while on the mic. After that, she was then “thrown out for being aggressive with the bar’s customers.”
Through an intermediary, De Lesseps subsequently explained what transpired on Thursday to the publication. “I was at rehearsals all day yesterday [for her upcoming cabaret show at Feinstein’s/54 Below], then went to dinner with Broadway producers. We were in a celebratory mood and drinking champagne.”
At approximately 10:30 p.m., she headed to Townhouse with Tony Award-winning “Kinky Boots” producer Jim Kierstead, where “there were a bunch of people singing and it was a fun, boisterous crowd,” and Kierstead recommended she perform a few songs.
“I got up and sang a few Broadway songs they were playing,” she added. “I realize I was a little bit tipsy, but we were having fun and it was getting late. I’d been rehearsing and I was in the mood to sing a few songs. Then Jim said to me, ‘Lu, I have an early rehearsal,” and then we left around midnight, 11:30 PM.”
“After a birthday party for a NY theatre personality, Luann and I went to the Townhouse for a nightcap,” Kierstead stated, backing her up. “She was met by legions of her fans and was convinced to sing for them.”
“I was finally able to bring her home as I had an early morning Thursday for the workshop of a new musical. Of course she was the belle of the ball as usual.”
Reactions to ‘RHONY’ Luann de Lesseps Thrown Out Of A Gay Piano Bar After Becoming Inebriated
The gay men who threw Luann De Lesseps out of a gay bar? Heroes— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) March 18, 2022
The Townhouse is full of old UES theater queens who take the singing VERY seriously. I’m sure they were not amused. I, on the other hand, would have given her a standing ovation! She should have gone downtown to The Duplex for a better time. #RHONY 👏👏👏👏👏🌟❤️🗽🍎🥂 https://t.co/FiWTQg4fog— Sonja Pickles (@PicklesSonja) March 18, 2022