Harry Connick Jr., a multiple Grammy and Emmy winner and Tony Award nominee, began performing in his native New Orleans at the age of five. Connick has released 30 albums, highlighting his talents as a pianist, singer, songwriter, composer and orchestrator, garnering sales of over 30 million albums. On October 25, Connick releases his brand-new album, “True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter,” which marks the first time that Connick has taken a deep dive into another artist’s repertoire. He returns to Broadway in December to premiere a modern, multimedia presentation of some of Porter’s most beloved songs in an unprecedented and unique way in his brand-new show, “Harry Connick Jr. — A Celebration of Cole Porter” with performances beginning December 7 at the Nederlander Theatre.
Connick has received Tony nominations for his performance as Sid Sorokin in “The Pajama Game” and for his score to “Thou Shalt Not” (directed by Susan Stroman). He has appeared in 19 films including “Dolphin Tale” with Morgan Freeman, “Hope Floats” with Sandra Bullock, “P.S. I Love You” with Hilary Swank, “Bug” with Ashley Judd and “Copycat” with Sigourney Weaver, and on television (“American Idol,” “Will & Grace,” “South Pacific”). In the fall of 2016, he launched “Harry,” a national daytime television show featuring his touring band, which earned 11 Daytime Emmy nominations including best host, and a Critics’ Choice nomination for best talk show. Connick received the Jefferson Award for Public Service in recognition of his efforts to help New Orleans rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.