Harry Connick, Jr. Talks with Broadway Producer Jordan Roth
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About Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry Connick, Jr. is among today’s most successful and multi-talented artists, who has garnered acclaim in both the music and acting arenas. He is no stranger to the New York theater scene. In addition to his starring role in the upcoming On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, he returned to Broadway during the summer of 2010 for 15 sold-out performances of Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert at the Neil Simon Theatre. His previous Broadway performances include the Tony-nominated turn as Sid Sorokin in the 2006 revival of The Pajama Game, which was hailed by New York Post critic Clive Barnes as “absolutely sensational” and “a Broadway debut of legendary proportions.” Connick had previously received a Tony nomination for Best Original Score in 2001 for Thou Shalt Not, directed by Susan Stroman, while his sold-out concert production Harry Connick, Jr. and His Orchestra – Live on Broadway was a highlight of the 1990 season.
His love of music and performing dates back to his childhood in New Orleans, where he studied piano with such luminaries as James Booker and Ellis Marsalis. He first performed publicly at age five, appeared on his first recording at age ten and released his self-titled major label debut for Columbia Records at 19, only a year after his high school graduation and his move to New York City. In the two decades since, he has released more than 20 albums, totaling more than 25 million in sales and has received numerous music honors, including three Grammy Awards.
He made his feature film acting debut in the World War II drama Memphis Belle. His acting credits also include Jodie Foster’s Little Man Tate; Jon Amiel’s Copycat; Independence Day, with Will Smith; Hope Floats, opposite Sandra Bullock; Mickey, written by John Grisham; William Friedkin’s Bug; Richard LaGravenese’s P.S. I Love You, with Hilary Swank; New in Town, opposite Renée Zellweger and 2011’s Dolphin Tale.
On the small screen, Connick starred in the ABC presentation of the musical South Pacific and played the recurring role of Grace’s love interest, Dr. Leo Markus, on the hit NBC series Will & Grace. In addition, he won Emmy Awards for the PBS Great Performances concert specials Harry Connick, Jr: Only You and most recently for Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert on Broadway.
About Jordan Roth
Join Jordan Roth as he leads conversations with today’s stars of the Broadway stage. Roth is the president of Jujamcyn Theaters, whose current productions include: The Book of Mormon, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Jersey Boys, Lysistrata Jones and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. He also created Givenik.com, where theatergoers can purchase discounted tickets and give 5% of their ticket price to the charity of their choice. Follow Jordan on Twitter:@Jordan_Roth.