Harry Connick Jr. was listed as one of the twelve Promising New Actors of 1990.
Harry Connick Jr. was nominated for a few awards for his role as Sid Sorokin in The Roundabout Theater Company's revival of The Pajama Game. The show ran from February to June, and the show picked up two Tony Awards for best Revival and Kathleen Marshall, the director and choreographer won best choreography. Harry's onstage chemistry with Kelli O'Hara was praised by many critics, and says that he would work with her in any show.
100% of the sales of Harry Connick Jr's. newest single ALL THESE PEOPLE will be donated to the New Orleans Habitat Musician's Village.
Harry Connick Jr. and fellow musician (and friend) Branford Marsalis, along with Habitat for Humanity, have created the New Orleans Habitat Musician's Village. Their goal is to build houses for musicians from New Orleans who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina. They hope to bring musicians back to the area and preserve the unique music style of New Orleans.
Harry Connick Jr. is also an inventor. He holds a US patent for an electric sheet music distribution system that he created. Basically that means the musicians read the music from a computer screen opposed to regular sheet music.
Harry Connick Jr. released a 2 CD set called 'Harry On Broadway Act 1' in 2006, featuring songs from Thou Shalt Not, sung by him and his Pajama Game co-star Kelli O'Hara. The other CD in the package is The Pajama Game cast recording.
Harry Connick Jr's. character Leo Markus's new show fiancee (who we hear about in the episode Grace Expectations) is named Jill, just like his wife in real life!
Harry Connick Jr. was nominated at the 2002 Tony Awards for 'Best Original Musical Score' for the music he composed for the broadway play Thou Shalt Not.
Harry starred as Sid Sorokin in the 2006 Broadway revival of The Pajama Game, opposite Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara. The show ran from February 23 till June 17.
Harry sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXVI in 1992.
Harry was voted Best Dressed in the September 14, 1998 People Magazine.
In the New York Big Band Concert video, Harry changes the lyrics of the song It Had to be You from I love you still to I love you Jill, which is his wife's name.
Harry gave up smoking at the insistence of Mel Tormé.
Because of his style of singing, so similar to Frank Sinatra, Harry was given the nickname The Vice-Chairman of the Board. Sinatra had nothing but praise for Harry , and referred to him simply as The Kid.
Harry helped organize the NBC sponsored telethon for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Harry's latest album release was titled Occasion : Connick on Piano, Volume which was released in 2005.
Growing up in New Orleans Harry founded Mardi Gras Krewe in 1993.
Harry married Jill Goodacre on April 16, 1994 and they are still married, as of 2006. They have three children.
Harry was with a New Orleans Jazz Band at the age of ten.
Harry started his music training at the age of three with piano lessons.
Harry's parents, Anita and Harry Connick Sr, were both attorneys. They also owned a record store and always encouraged Harry's music interest. Harry's mother died of ovarian cancer when he was only 13. Harry has a sister, Suzanna, who he is very close to.
Harry provided the voice of Lil Farley and was executive producer for the TV program The Happy Elf, in 2005.
In 1993 Harry was the music producer for the movie Sleepless in Seattle, for the song A Wink and a Smile.
Harry was the music arranger, executive producer and host of the TV show Harry for the Holidays, in 2003.
Harry played Captain Jimmy Wilder in the 1996 blockbuster hit Independence Day.
Harry was the Narrator for the film My Dog Skip, which was released in 2000.
Harry played the role of Glen in the film Mickey, which was released in 2004.
Harry played the role of Jerry Goss in the film Bug which was released in 2006.
Harry has been credited for his work as Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick Jr.: It was heartbreaking. It took a few weeks to gather my thoughts, get over the trauma and decide what I could do to help. Eventually I and my friend Branford Marsalis came up with the idea of the Musicians' Village, and it quickly escalated into something real.
Harry Connick Jr.: I had an old man moment the other day. I went into Abercrombie & Fitch to get some jeans and the music was so loud I couldn't stay.
Harry Connick Jr.: Everything that I have professionally, and so much of what I have personally, is because of this great, fair city, ... And to see it being drowned like this is almost unbearable.
Harry Connick Jr.: I haven't slept in days. Although I now finally know that my immediate family in New Orleans is safe, I have not heard from many, many friends and other family members, ... It is hard to sit in silence, to watch one's youth wash away.
Harry Connick Jr.: New Orleans is my essence, my soul, my muse, and I can only dream that one day she will recapture her glory. I will do everything within my power to make that happen and to help in any way I can to ease the suffering of my city, my people!
(about the name of his 1996 album 'Star Turtle')
Harry Connick Jr.: The two are unrelated. I'm not into turtles or space stuff.
(Orlando Sentinel columnist,Tammy Carter, lists Harry as a possible leader in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina)
Tammy Carter: While local, state and federal officials were bogged down in bureaucracy, Connick flew to his native city and personally delivered water and food to survivors.
(about the Saints playing the Giants)
Harry Connick Jr.: It's so strange that this is a home game for us.
Harry Connick Jr.: Oh man, it's made my life easier. Before, I would write out a song by hand and give it to a couple of guys in the band who are copyists and they would figure out the instrumental sections. It could take days. Now I can write a new score in the morning and everyone has it on his computer screen in the afternoon. Imagine if a Duke Ellington or a Stravinsky had had a system like that.
Harry Connick Jr.: Safety's just danger, out of place.
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