Tuesday, December 10, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Harry Connick Jr. and Kelli O'Hara

Artist:Harry Connick Jr. and Kelli O'Hara
Song:There Once Was A Man
Album:Harry On Broadway Act 1

Harry Connick Jr. made his name as a singer who sounds like Frank Sinatra. But he's more diverse than that. And for this 2006 Broadway revival of the musical The Pajama Game, the inexperienced Connick wisely chose veteran Broadway performer Kelli O'Hara as his co-star. He knew she could carry him. Connick was born Sept. 11, 1967 in New Orleans. his father was a Louisiana Supreme Court justice. Connick was a child prodigy on the piano and he signed with Columbia Records in 1988. Connick became famous when he performed several songs in the 1989 film When Harry Met Sally. And he made his acting debut in the 1990 film Memphis Belle. Since then, Connick has recorded many different styles of music very successfully. In 2000, he wrote the score for the Broadway musical Thou Shalt Not and he starred in a TV production of the musical South Pacific with Glenn Close. So now he has the itch to appear on Broadway. After he finished filming the 2007 film Bug, Connick starred in a revival of the musical The Pajama Game. His co-stars were Kelli O'Hara and Michael McKean. The show opened on Feb. 23, 2006 and closed on June 17, 2006. It was supposed to be a short run. Connick is so busy he could never do a year long run. The original cast recording of Pajama Game was released on the 2CD set Harry On Broadway. The Second CD is Connick's show Thou Shalt Not also co-starring Kelli O'Hara. Let's just say that Kelli adds a lot of value to these shows. The CD was nominated for a Grammy. Connick returned to Broadway in the 2011 revival of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. The show only ran for a month. And as I'm sure you know, Connick will be a judge on the new season of American Idol. Doesn't he have enough going on already? Here's Harry Connick Jr. and Kelli O'Hara performing there once Was A Man on Today Feb. 14, 2006.

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