Harry Connick, Jr.

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From Discogs:

Jazz Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, and Actor. Born: Sept. 11, 1967, New Orleans, LA, USA. Married to former Victoria Secret Model, Jill Goodacre. Released his first, self titled, solo piano CD in 1987.

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Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is an American singer, pianist, composer, actor, and humanitarian. Connick's music encompasses jazz, some of it very much in the style of the crooners of the 1940s and early 1950s, funk and blues.

Biography

[edit] Early life

Connick, Jr. was born Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr.[1] in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Anita, a judge, lawyer, and former Louisiana Supreme Court justice, and Harry Connick, Sr., who was the district attorney of New Orleans from 1977-2003, successfully running against Jim Garrison.[2] His parents also owned a record store. Connick, Jr.'s mother, a native of New York City, was Jewish, and his father is of Irish Catholic background.[3][4] Connick, Jr. has a sister, Suzanna. He was raised in the Lakeview neighbourhood of New Orleans.Connick's musical talents soon came to the fore when he learned the keyboards at the age of three, played publicly at age six and recorded with a local jazz band at 10. His musical talents were developed at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and under the tutelage of Ellis Marsalis and James Booker.

Connick attended Jesuit High School and Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. He moved to New York City to study at Hunter College and the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, where a Columbia Records executive persuaded him to sign with that label. His first record for the label, Harry Connick Jr., was a mainly instrumental album of standards. He soon acquired a reputation in jazz because of extended stays at high-profile New York venues. His next album, 20, featured his vocals and added to this reputation.

[edit] When Harry Met Sally... - chart and movie success

With Connick's growing reputation, director Rob Reiner asked him to provide a soundtrack for his 1989 romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally..., starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. The soundtrack consisted of several standards, including "It Had to Be You", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", and achieved double-platinum status in the United States. He won his first Grammy for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance for his work on the soundtrack.

Connick made his screen debut in Memphis Belle (1990), about a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber crew in World War II. In that year, he began a two-year world tour. In addition, he released two albums in July 1990: the instrumental jazz trio album Lofty's Roach Souffle and a big-band album of mostly original songs titled We Are in Love, which also went double platinum. We Are in Love earned him his second consecutive Grammy for Best Jazz Male Vocal.

"Promise Me You'll Remember", his contribution to the Godfather III soundtrack, was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1991. In a year of recognition, he was also nominated for an Emmy for Best Performance in a Variety Special for his PBS special Swingin' Out Live, which was also released as a video. In October 1991, he released his third consecutive multi-platinum album, Blue Light, Red Light, on which he wrote and arranged the songs. In October 1991, he starred in Little Man Tate, directed by Jodie Foster, playing the friend of a child prodigy who goes to college.

Connick was arrested in 1992 and charged with having a 9mm pistol in his possession at JFK International Airport. After spending a day in jail, he agreed to make a public-service television commercial warning against breaking gun laws. The court agreed to drop all charges if Connick stayed out of trouble for six months.

In November 1992, Connick released 25, a solo piano collection of standards that again went platinum. He also re-released the album Eleven. Connick contributed "A Wink and a Smile" to the Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack, released in 1993. His multi-platinum album of holiday songs, When My Heart Finds Christmas, was the best-selling Christmas album in 1993.

[edit] Flirtation with funk in the mid-1990s

In 1994, Connick decided to branch out. He released She, an album of New Orleans funk that also went platinum. In addition, he released a song called "(I Could Only) Whisper Your Name" for the soundtrack of The Mask, starring Jim Carrey, which is his most successful single in the United States to date.

Connick took his funk music on a tour of the United Kingdom in 1994, an effort that did not please some of his fans, who were expecting a jazz crooner. Connick also took his funk music to the People's Republic of China in 1995, playing at the Shanghai Center Theatre. The performance was televised live in China for what became known as the Shanghai Gumbo special. In his third film Copycat, Connick played a killer. Released in 1995, Copycat also starred Holly Hunter and Sigourney Weaver. The following year, he released his second funk album, Star Turtle, which did not sell as well as previous albums, although it did reach No. 38 on the charts. However, he appeared in the most successful movie of 1996, Independence Day, with Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum.

[edit] Back to basics: return to jazz, 1999-current

Harry Connick Jr at the Johnny Mercer Theather, Savannah, Georgia Feb 27, 2007For his 1997 release To See You, Connick recorded original love songs, touring the United States and Europe with a full symphony orchestra backing him and his piano in each city. As part of his tour, he played at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, with his final concert of that tour in Paris being recorded for a St. Valentine's Day special on PBS in 1998. He also continued his film career, starring in Excess Baggage opposite Alicia Silverstone and Benicio del Toro in 1997.

In May 1998, he had his first leading role in director Forest Whitaker's Hope Floats, with Sandra Bullock as his female lead. He released Come By Me, his first album of big band music in eight years in 1999, and embarked on a world tour visiting the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. In addition, he provided the voice of Dean McCoppin in the animated film The Iron Giant. Connick wrote the score for Susan Stroman's Broadway musical Thou Shalt Not, based on Émile Zola's novel Thérèse Raquin, in 2000; it premiered in 2001. His music and lyrics garnerned a Tony Award nomination. He was also the narrator of the film My Dog Skip, released in that year.

In March 2001, Connick starred in a television production of South Pacific with Glenn Close, televised on the ABC network. He also starred in his twelfth movie, Mickey, featuring a screenplay by John Grisham that same year. In October 2001, he again released two albums: Songs I Heard, featuring big band reworkings of children's show themes, and 30, featuring Connick on piano with guest appearances by several other musical artists. Songs I Heard won Connick another Grammy for best traditional pop album and he toured performing songs from the album, holding matinees at which each parent had to be accompanied by a child.

In 2002, he received US Patent #6,348,648 for a "system and method for coordinating music display among players in an orchestra."[5] Connick appeared as Grace Adler's boyfriend (and later husband) Leo Markus on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace from 2002 to 2006. In July 2003, Connick released his first instrumental album in fifteen years, Other Hours Connick on Piano Volume 1. It was released on Branford Marsalis's new label Marsalis Music and led to a short tour of nightclubs and small theaters.

Connick appeared in the film Basic with John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson. In October 2003, he released his second Christmas album, Harry for the Holidays, which went gold and reached No. 12 on the Billboard 200 album chart. He also had a television special on NBC featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Marc Anthony and Kim Burrell. Only You, his seventeenth album for Columbia Records, was released in February 2004. A collection of 1950s and 1960s ballads, Only You, went Top Ten on both sides of the Atlantic and was certified gold in the United States in March 2004. The Only You tour with big band went on in America, Australia and a short trip to Asia. Harry for the Holidays was certified platinum in November 2004. A music DVD Harry Connick Jr. - "Only You" in Concert was released in March 2004, after it had first aired as a Great Performances special on PBS. The special won him an Emmy for Outstanding Music Direction. The DVD received a Gold & Platinum Music Video - Long Form awards from the RIAA in November 2005.

An animated holiday special, The Happy Elf, aired on NBC in December 2005, with Connick as the composer, the narrator, and one of the executive producers. Shortly after, it was released on DVD. The holiday special was based on his original song The Happy Elf, from his 2003 album Harry for the Holidays. Another album from Marsalis Music was recorded in 2005, Occasion : Connick on Piano, Volume 2, a duo album with Harry Connick, Jr. on piano together with Branford Marsalis on saxophone. A music DVD, A Duo Occasion, was filmed at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival 2005 in Canada, and released in November 2005.

He appeared in another episode of NBC sitcom Will & Grace in November 2005, and appeared in additional three episodes in 2006. Bug, a film directed by William Friedkin, is a psychological thriller filmed in 2005, starring Connick, Ashley Judd, and Michael Shannon. The film was released in 2007. He starred in the Broadway revival of The Pajama Game, produced by the Roundabout Theater Company, along with Michael McKean and Kelli O'Hara, at the American Airlines Theatre in 2006. It ran from February 23 to June 17, 2006, including five benefit performances running from June 13 to June 17. The Pajama Game cast recording was nominated for a Grammy, after being released as part of Connick's double disc album Harry on Broadway, Act I.

He hosted the Weather Channel's mini series 100 Biggest Weather Moments which aired in 2007. He was part of the documentary Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037, released in November 2007. He sat in on piano on Bob French's 2007 album Marsalis Music Honors Series: Bob French. He appeared in the film P.S. I Love You, with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, released in December 2007. A third album in the Connick on Piano series, Chanson du Vieux Carré was released in 2007, and Connick has received two Grammy nominations for the track "Ash Wednesday", for the upcoming Grammy awards in 2008. Chanson du Vieux Carré was released simultaneously with the album Oh, My NOLA. Connick toured North America and Europe in 2007, and will be touring Asia and Australia in 2008, as part of his My New Orleans Tour. The film Chilled in Miami is set to begin filming in January 2008, co-starring Connick and Renée Zellweger. Connick did the arrangements for, wrote a couple of songs, and sings a duet on Kelli O'Hara's new album, set to be released in May 2008.[6]

[edit] Involvement for Hurricane Katrina Victims

On September 2, 2005, Harry Connick, Jr. helped to organize, and appeared in, the NBC-sponsored live telethon concert, A Concert for Hurricane Relief, for relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. As a native son of New Orleans, he spent several days touring the city, to draw attention to the plight of citizens stranded at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and other places. At the concert he paired with host Matt Lauer (Today Show), and entertainers including Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kanye West, Mike Myers, and John Goodman.

On September 6, 2005, Connick was made honorary chair of Habitat for Humanity's "Operation Home Delivery," a long-term rebuilding plan for families victimized by Hurricane Katrina in the Big Easy and along the Gulf Coast of new orleans.

Main article: Musicians' Village

Connick and Branford Marsalis devised an initiative to help restore New Orleans's musical heritage. Habitat for Humanity and New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, working with Connick and Branford Marsalis announced December 6, 2005, plans for a Musicians' Village in New Orleans. The Musicians' Village will include Habitat-constructed homes, with an Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, as the area's centerpiece. The Habitat-built homes will provide musicians and anyone else who qualifies the opportunity to buy decent, affordable housing.

[edit] Personal life

On April 16, 1994, Connick, Jr. married model Jill Goodacre, originally from Texas, at the St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana. They have three daughters: Georgia Tatom (born April 17, 1996), Sarah Kate (September 12, 1997), and Charlotte (born June 26, 2002). The family currently resides in Connecticut.

He is a founder of the Krewe of Orpheus, a music-based New Orleans krewe, taking its name from Orpheus of classical mythology. The Krewe of Orpheus parades on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street in New Orleans on Lundi Gras (Fat Monday) - the day before Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).

[edit] Discography

[edit] Albums

U.S. certification information is from Recording Industry Association of America,[7] chart positions are from All Music Guide[8] and Billboard.[9]

Year Album information Additional information

2007 Oh, My NOLA

Release Date: January 30, 2007

Genre: Big band

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #1 US Jazz, #11 US

RIAA certification: -

My New Orleans Tour

2007 Chanson du Vieux Carre : Connick On Piano, Volume 3

Release Date: January 30, 2007

Genre: Big band

Label: Marsalis music

Chart Positions: #3 US Jazz

RIAA certification: -

Instrumental album (vocals by band members Leroy Jones on track #5 and Lucien Barbarin on track #8)

2008 Grammy nomination:

Best Instrumental Composition

- "Ash Wednesday"

2008 Grammy nomination:

Best Instrumental Arrangement

- "Ash Wednesday"

2006 Harry on Broadway, Act I

Release Date: May 9, 2006

Genre: Cast album

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #1 US Cast Album, #97 US

RIAA certification: -

Double disc: "The Pajama Game" cast recording (CD1)/ "Songs from Thou Shalt Not" with Kelli O'Hara and Harry Connick, Jr. (CD2)

"The Pajama Game"

cast recording (CD1):

2007 Grammy nomination:

Best Musical Show Album

2005 Occasion : Connick on Piano, Volume 2

Release Date: June 14, 2005

Genre: Jazz duo

Label: Marsalis music

Chart Positions: #5 US Jazz

RIAA certification: -

Instrumental album (no vocals)

2004 Only You

Release Date: February 3, 2004

Genre: Pop, ballads

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #1 US Jazz, #5 US

RIAA certification: Platinum (US)

2005 Grammy nomination:

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

2003 Harry for the Holidays

Release Date: October 28, 2003

Genre: Christmas, Big band/Orchestra

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #1 US Jazz, #12 US

RIAA certification: Platinum (US)

2003 Other Hours : Connick on Piano, Volume 1

Release Date: July 15, 2003

Genre: Jazz

Label: Marsalis music

Chart Positions: #2 US Jazz

RIAA certification: -

Instrumental album (no vocals)

2002 Thou Shalt Not

Release Date: June 18, 2002

Genre: Cast album

Label: Papa's-June Music

Chart Positions: -

RIAA certification: -

Original Broadway Cast Recording, Music & lyrics by Harry Connick, Jr. (who does not sing on this album)

2002 Tony nomination:

Best Original Musical Score

2001 Songs I Heard

Release Date: October 23, 2001

Genre: Big band/Orchestra

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #2 US Jazz, #88 US

RIAA certification: -

2002 Grammy winner:

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

2001 30

Release Date: October 23, 2001

Genre: Solo piano

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #3 US Jazz, #94 US

RIAA certification: -

1999 Come by Me

Release Date: June 1, 1999

Genre: Big band

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #1 US Jazz, #36 US

RIAA certification: Gold (US)

2000 Grammy nomination:

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance

1997 To See You

Release Date: November 11, 1997

Genre: Ballads w/Orchestra

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #1 US Jazz, #53 US

RIAA certification: Gold (US)

1996 Star Turtle

Release Date: July 2, 1996

Genre: Funk

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #38 US

RIAA certification: Gold (US)

1994 She

Release Date: July 12, 1994

Genre: Funk

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #16 US

RIAA certification: Platinum (US)

1993 When My Heart Finds Christmas

Release Date: October 26, 1993

Genre: Christmas, Big band/Orchestra

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #13 US

RIAA certification: 3xPlatinum (US)

1992 25

Release Date: November 24, 1992

Genre: Piano

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #1 US Jazz, #19 US

RIAA certification: Platinum (US)

1991 Blue Light, Red Light

Release Date: September 23, 1991

Genre: Big band

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #1 US Jazz, #17 US

RIAA certification: 2xPlatinum (US)

1992 Grammy nomination:

Best Traditional Pop Performance

1992 Grammy nomination:

Best Instrumental Arrangement w/ Vocals

- "Blue Light, Red Light (Someone's There)"

1990 Lofty's Roach Souffle

Release Date: July 3, 1990

Genre: Jazz trio

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #4 US Jazz, #94 US

RIAA certification: -

Instrumental album (no vocals)

1991 Grammy nomination:

Best Instrumental Composition

- "One Last Pitch (Take 2)" - Harry Connick, Jr. & Joe Livingston

1990 We Are in Love

Release Date: July 3, 1990

Genre: Big Band/orchestra

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #1 US Jazz, #22 US

RIAA certification: 2xPlatinum (US)

1991 Grammy winner:

Best Jazz Vocal Performance by a Male

1991 Grammy nomination:

Best Instrumental Arrangement w/ Vocals

- "Recipe For Love" - Harry Connick, Jr. & Mark Shaiman

1989 When Harry Met Sally...

Release Date: July 13, 1989

Genre: Big Band/orchestra

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #1 US Jazz, #42 US

RIAA certification: 2xPlatinum (US)

1989 Grammy winner:

Best Jazz Vocal Performance by a Male

1988 20

Release Date: November 1, 1988

Genre: Solo piano

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #6 US Jazz, #133 US

RIAA certification: Platinum (US)

1987 Harry Connick Jr.

Release Date: November 17, 1987

Genre: Solo piano

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: -

RIAA certification: Gold (US)

Instrumental album (no vocals)

1979 11

Release Date: November 20, 1992 (Originally Released: 1979)

Genre: Piano, dixieland

Label: Sony

Chart Positions: #14 US Jazz

RIAA certification: -

1977 Dixieland Plus

Release Date: 1977

Genre: Dixieland

Label: Adco Productions

Chart Positions: -

RIAA certification: -

[edit] Soundtrack appearances

1991 The Godfather Part III - Carmine Coppola - #12 "Promise Me You'll Remember"

1993 Sleepless In Seattle - Various Artists - #8 "A Wink And A Smile"

1994 The Mask - Various Artists - #5 "(I Could Only) Whisper Your Name"

1996 One Fine Day - Various Artists - #11 "This Guy's In Love With You"

1998 Kissing a Fool - Various Artists - "Learn to Love" and "We Are in Love" (appears in the movie, not on the soundtrack)

2001 South Pacific - Various Artists - #9 "Younger Than Springtime", #14 "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught" and #17 "My Girl Back Home"

[edit] Various

1989 Jubilation - Various Artists - #7 "You Go To My Head"

1990 A Jazzy Wonderland - Various Artists - #1 "This Christmas"

1990 Making Every Moment Count - Peter Allen - #3 "When I Get My Name In Lights"

1991 Simply Mad About The Mouse - Various Artists - #6 "The Bare Necessities"

1992 Swing Time, Japan compilation - Harry Connick, Jr - #1 "Let Me Love You, It's OK"

1993 France, I Wish You Love, France, compilation - Harry Connick, Jr - #3 "I Wish You Love"

1996 Voodoo Mama/Hear Me In The Harmony (CD-single) - Harry Connick, Jr - #1 "Voodoo Mama"

1998 New Orleans... My Home Town - Harry Connick, Sr. - #2 "Rocky Mountain Moon"

1999 Come By Me, Japan - Harry Connick, Jr - "Just A Closer Walk With Thee"

1999 And So This Is Christmas - Various Artists - "Silver Bells"

2002 The Season for Romance - Lee Ann Womack & Harry Connick, Jr (duet) - "Baby It's Cold Outside"

2000 Come By Me, France - Harry Connick, Jr - "Parle Plus Bas"

2007 Marsalis Music Honors Series: Bob French - Bob French - Sitting in on piano

2008 Wonder in the World - Kelli O'Hara - arranged and orchestrated by Connick, three tracks written by Connick, plays piano on 12 of the 14 tracks, and sings a duet with O'Hara.

[edit] Filmography

Year Film information Role

TBA Chilled in Miami

Release Date: TBA

Genre: comedy

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Ted Mitchell

2008 Living Proof

Release Date: October 2008

Genre: documentary film

Distributed by: Lifetime

Dr. Denny Slamon

2007 P.S. I Love You

Release Date: December 21, 2007

Genre: drama, comedy

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures, Summit Entertainment

Daniel Connelly

2007 Bug

Release Date: May 25, 2007

Genre: drama, psychological thriller

Distributed by: Lionsgate

Jerry Goss

2005 The Happy Elf

Release Date: December 2, 2005

Genre: Christmas TV special, animation

Distributed by: IDT Entertainment, NBC

Lil' Farley (narrator)

2004 Mickey

Release Date: April 30, 2004

Genre: Baseball movie

Distributed by: Mickey Productions, Slugger Pictures, Anchor Bay Entertainment

Glen Ryan (Tripp Spence)

2003 Basic

Release Date: March 28, 2003

Genre: action/mystery

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures

Pete Vilmer

2001 Life Without Dick

Release Date: 2001

Genre: dark comedy

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures

Daniel Gallagher

2001 The Simian Line

Release Date: November 16, 2001

Genre: drama

Distributed by: Gabriel Film Group

Rick

2001 South Pacific

Release Date: August 28, 2001 (DVD)

Genre: drama

Distributed by: Buena Vista, ABC

Lt. Joseph Cable

2000 My Dog Skip

Release Date: 2000

Genre: drama

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Narrator

1999 Wayward Son

Release Date:

Genre: drama

Distributed by:

Jesse Banks Rhodes

1999 The Iron Giant

Release Date: 1999

Genre: animated science fiction

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Dean McCoppin

1998 Hope Floats

Release Date: May 1998

Genre: romantic drama

Distributed by: 20th century Fox

Justin Matisse

1997 Excess Baggage

Release Date: 29 August 1997

Genre: drama, comedy

Distributed by: Columbia TriStar

Greg Kistler

1996 Independence Day

Release Date: July 3, 1996

Genre: science fiction

Distributed by: 20th century Fox

Captain Jimmy Wilder

1995 Copycat

Release Date: October 13, 1995

Genre: suspense thriller

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Daryll Lee Cullum

1991 Little Man Tate

Release Date: October 18, 1991

Genre: drama

Distributed by: Orion Pictures Corporation

Eddie

1990 Memphis Belle

Release Date: October 12, 1990

Genre: War film

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Sgt. Clay Busby

[edit] Various

1990 Carly in Concert: My Romance Carly Simon - guest artist (VHS)

1991 Cheers - TV show guest appearance

1992 Super Bowl XXVI - performed U.S. National Anthem

1993 The Harry Connick Jr. Christmas Special (CBS)

1997 Action League Now!, Rock-A-Big-Baby (TV)(short film) (voice, as "Big Baby")

1998 Harry Connick Jr.: Romance in Paris (PBS Special)

1999 The Worlds of Harry Connick Jr. (Bravo)

2001 Evening at Pops (PBS)

2002 Will & Grace (NBC 2002-2006)

2003 Harry for the Holidays (NBC)

2004 Only You: In Concert (PBS)

2007 100 Biggest Weather Moments (The Weather Channel) - host

2007 Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037

[edit] Videography

1990 Singin' and Swingin' (Sony Music)

1990 Swingin' Out Live (Sony Music)

1993 The New York Big Band Concert (Sony Music)

1994 The Harry Connick Jr. Christmas Special

2003 Harry for the Holidays (Columbia)

2004 Only You: In Concert (Sony Music)

2005 A Duo Occasion

[edit] Broadway

2001 Thou Shalt Not (Broadway Musical) - composer

2006 The Pajama Game (Broadway Musical)

2008 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Broadway Musical) (2008 in Boston, 2009 on Broadway)planned[10]

[edit] Further reading

Beuttler, Bill. "When Harry Met Stardom", Music, American Way, 1990-08-01. Retrieved on 2007-10-02.

Eggar, Robin. "When Harry met Katrina", Music, The Times, 2007-09-30. Retrieved on 2007-10-02.

"Harry Connick Jnr discusses playing, singing and arranging." [radio transcript]. 2005. The Music Show. Presented by Andrew Ford.

[edit] References

^ Internet Broadway Database: Harry Connick, Jr. Credits on Broadway. Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved on 2007-07-02.

^ Harry Connick, Jr. Biography (1967-)

^ Feher, Heather. "HARRY CONNICK JR. TO BE GRACE'S NEW BOYFRIEND", Zap2it, 2002-09-26. Retrieved on 2007-12-24.

^ Stephanie Mansfield, "Deconstructing Harry", Vogue, April 1998: 211, 214, 216; online posting, connick.com, accessed July 17, 2007

^ System and method for coordinating music display among players in an orchestra.

^ Kelli O'Hara gets ready to ring in the holidays and prepares for a busy new year; Neal Huff engages in some Trumpery; and Jenn Gambatese enlivens Is He Dead?Feature on TheaterMania.com

^ http://www.riaa.com/gp/database/default.asp

^ allmusic

^ Billboard.biz - Music Business - Billboard Charts - Album Sales - Concert Tours

^ playbill article, May 5, 2008, Connick, Jr. to Return to Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It; Marshall at Helm Retrieved 5-6-2008

[edit] External links

Harry Connick Jr. official website

Harry Connick Jr. website on Sony Music

connick.com : the original Harry Connick, Jr. fan site

Harry Connick, Jr. at the Internet Movie Database

Harry Connick, Jr. at the Internet Broadway Database

Article on Connick's United States patent 6,348,648 for a "system and method for coordinating music display among players in an orchestra."

Audio interview recorded April 2007 in Toronto, Canada

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Discography

Studio vocal albums Dixieland Plus · 11 · 20 · We Are in Love · Blue Light, Red Light · 25 · When My Heart Finds Christmas · She · Star Turtle · To See You · Come by Me · 30 · Songs I Heard · Harry for the Holidays · Only You · Oh, My NOLA

Studio instrumental albums Harry Connick Jr. · Lofty's Roach Souffle · Other Hours : Connick on Piano, Volume 1 · Occasion : Connick on Piano, Volume 2 · Chanson du Vieux Carre : Connick On Piano, Volume 3

Movie, TV and Broadway

Soundtracks When Harry Met Sally... · The Godfather Part III · Sleepless in Seattle · The Mask · One Fine Day · Kissing a Fool · South Pacific · Thou Shalt Not · The Happy Elf · Harry on Broadway, Act I

Music DVD/VHS Singin' & Swingin' · Swinging Out Live · The New York Big Band Concert · The Harry Connick Jr. Christmas Special · Harry for the Holidays · Only You: In Concert · A Duo Occasion

Filmography

Film Memphis Belle · Little Man Tate · Copycat · Independence Day · Excess Baggage · Hope Floats · The Iron Giant · Wayward Son · My Dog Skip · The Simian Line · Life Without Dick · Basic · Mickey · Bug · P. S., I Love You · Chilled in Miami

TV South Pacific · Will & Grace · The Happy Elf

Related articles

Musicians' Village · Jill Goodacre · Harry Connick, Sr. · The Pajama Game · Thou Shalt Not · Leo Markus · Krewe of Orpheus · My New Orleans Tour

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Singers Alexandria · Allison · K. Allyson · E. Anderson · I. Anderson · Andrews · J. Andrews · Anka · Apaka · Armstrong · Astaire · Austin · Azama · M. Bailey · P. Bailey · Baker · Barber · Bennett · Benton · Bergen · Berigan · Boone · Boswell · Bowlly · Brewer · Brice · Bublé · V. Carr · Carroll · Carter · E. Cassidy · Channing · Charles · Chevalier · Christy · Cincotti · B. Clark · V. Clark · Clooney · Cole · Columbo · Como · Connick · Connor · Cornell · Crosby · Damone · Dandridge · Darin · Davis · Day · Daye · Dearie · DeShannon · Desmond · Dietrich · Downey · Drake · Eberle · Eberly · Eckstine · Eddy · Edwards · E. Ennis · S. Ennis · Etting · A. Faye · F. Faye · Feinstein · Fisher · Fitzgerald · Flint · Ford · Forrest · Four Freshmen · Franchi · Francis · Gambarini · Garland · Gilberto · Gormé · Goulet · Gray · Greco · Hall · Hanshaw · Hartman · Haymes · Hendricks · Herman · Hibbler · Hildegarde · Hilliard · Hi-Lo's · Ho · Holiday · Holliday · Horn · Horne · Howard · Humes · Humperdinck · Hunter · Jackie and Roy · James · Jefferson · Jeffries · Jolson · A. Jones · E. Jones · J. Jones · N. Jones · Jordan · Kallen · Keel · Kelly · Kenney · Kent · Kerr · Kiley · King · Kitt · Kral · Krall · C. Laine · F. Laine · Langford · Lanza · C. Lawrence · S. Lawrence · Lee · Liberace · Lombardo · London · Longet · Lucas · Lund · Lupone · Lutcher · Lynn · Lynne · MacDonald · MacRae · Maggart · D. Martin · M. Martin · T. Martin · McCorkle · McDonald · McRae · M. Mercer · Merman · Merrill · Merry Macs · Midler · Mills · Minnelli · Modernaires · Monheit · Monro · Monroe · Mooney · H. Morgan · J. Morgan · R. Morgan · Morse · Murphy · O'Connell · O'Day · O'Hara · Page · Paris · B. Peters · Peyroux · Piaf · Pied Pipers · Pizzarelli · Pleasure · Prysock · Ma Rainey · Raitt · Raney · Reese · Reeves · Robeson · Ronstadt · Ross · Rushing · Russell · Scott · Shore · Short · Simon · Simone · Sims · Sinatra · Singers Unlimited · Sloane · B. Smith · J. Smith · Ka. Smith · Ke. Smith · Sommers · Southern · Stafford · Starr · Staton · Stevens · Stewart · Streisand · Sullivan · Sutton · Suzuki · Swingle Singers · Syms · Thornton · Tilton · Todd · Tormé · Tracy · Tucker · Tunnell · Umeki · Vale · Vallée · Vaughan · Veloso · Wain · Ward · Warren · Warwick · Washington · Waters · Wayne · Whiting · Wiley · A. Williams · J. Williams · V. Williams · C. Wilson · N. Wilson · Wright

Awards

Preceded by

Bill Conti

for 75th Annual Academy Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction

2004

for Only You: In Concert Succeeded by

Michael Kosarin

for A Christmas Carol

Preceded by

Joni Mitchell

for Both Sides Now Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

2002

for Songs I Heard Succeeded by

Tony Bennett

for Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool

Preceded by

Harry Connick, Jr.

for When Harry Met Sally... Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male

1991

for We Are In Love Succeeded by

Take 6

for He Is Christmas

Preceded by

Bobby McFerrin

for Brothers Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male

1990

for When Harry Met Sally... Succeeded by

Harry Connick, Jr.

for We Are In Love

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Connick%2C_Jr.";

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Harry Connick, Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is an American singer, actor, composer, and pianist. Connick has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. He is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million certified albums. He has seven top-20 U.S. albums, and ten number-one U.S. jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in the US jazz chart history. Connick's best selling album in the US is his 1993 Christmas album When My Heart Finds Christmas, which also is one of the best selling Christmas albums in the United States. His highest charting album, is his 2004 release Only You which reached #5 in the US and #6 in the UK. He has won three Grammy awards and one Emmy Award. 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 2007, when 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.

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