Harry Connick, JR.
Peace Concert Hall
Harry Connick, Jr.’s career has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world over the past three decades. He has received Grammy® and Emmy® awards as well as Tony® nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements in film and television and his appearances on Broadway as both an actor and a composer. Connick continues to establish himself as a best-selling musician, singer, composer, and a legendary live performer with millions of recordings sold around the world.
The foundation of Connick’s art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of five. Since then, he has gone on to release several multi-platinum recordings, such as “When Harry Met Sally” and “Blue Light, Red Light (Someone’s There),” found a new label home with legendary Verve Records, launched a national daytime television show, and appeared in 20 feature films with actors like Sandra Bullock, Morgan Freeman, and Sigourney Weaver. His next role? Stepping into the shoes of Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in Annie Live!, airing December 2 on NBC.
Despite his busy career, Connick always finds time to be charitable, particularly giving back to his home community of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He, along with friend Branford Marsalis, conceived of “Musician’s Village,” and its centerpiece the Ellis Marsalis Center. Musicians’ Village provides a home for displaced musicians while the Center uses music as its focal post of a holistic strategy to deliver a broad range of services to underserviced children, youth and musicians from neighborhoods battling poverty and social injustice.