Returning for his seventh appearance at Ruth Eckerd Hall after a sold out performance in 2015, Multiple GRAMMY® award and Emmy® award winner Harry Connick Jr. celebrates the 300th birthday of his hometown with the sounds of New Orleans. 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. He has established himself as a musician, singer and composer par excellence, a legendary live performer and a best-selling artist with millions of CDs sold around the world earning more #1 albums than any other artist in US Jazz history. His biggest hits include It Had to Be You, A Wink and a Smile and The Way You Look Tonight. Connick has also made his mark as an actor in films (appearing in over nineteen films such as Dolphin Tale, Hope Floats, PS I Love You, Copycat), on television (host of his acclaimed talk show HARRY, American Idol, Will & Grace, South Pacific) and on Broadway (Pajama Game, Thou Shalt Not).
Performance Dates & Times:
-Tuesday, June 5th at 8 p.m.
-Wednesday, June 6th at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from $45 to $225
Harry Connick, Jr:
Harry Connick, Jr. is an American singer, musician, and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales. He has had seven top 20 US albums, and ten number-one US jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in US jazz chart history.
Connick's best-selling album in the United States is his 1993 Christmas album When My Heart Finds Christmas, which is also one of the best selling Christmas albums in the United States. His highest-charting album is his 2004 release Only You, which reached No. 5 in the U.S. and No. 6 in Britain. He has won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards. He played Grace's husband, Dr. Leo Markus, on the TV sitcom Will & Grace from 2002 to 2006.
Connick began his acting career as a tail gunner in the World War II film Memphis Belle in 1990. He played a serial killer in Copycat in 1995, before being cast as jet fighter pilot in the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. Connick's first role as a leading man was in 1998's Hope Floats with Sandra Bullock. His first thriller film since Copycat came in 2003 in the film Basic with John Travolta. Additionally, he played the violent ex-husband in Bug, before two romantic comedies, 2007's P.S. I Love You, and the leading man in New in Town with Renée Zellweger in 2009. In 2011, he appeared in the family film Dolphin Tale as Dr. Clay Haskett and in the 2014 sequel, Dolphin Tale 2.