Harry Connick, JR. invites you to DPAC for two shows, November 22 and 23, to celebrate the holidays with him and his band as 2022 draws to a close. One of holiday music’s most beloved artists, Harry has thrilled audiences around the world for decades with his definitive version of Christmas classics, as well as his own originals and fan favorites like “(It Must’ve Been Ol’) Santa Claus” and “When My Heart Finds Christmas”.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m.:
- Online at DPACnc.com
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787,
123 Vivian Street, Durham, North Carolina
Harry Connick, Jr.’s career has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world over the past three decades. He has received Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his film and television achievements, and his Broadway appearances as an actor and composer. Connick continues to establish himself as a legendary successful musician, singer, songwriter and performer with millions of recordings sold worldwide.
The foundation of Connick’s art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and singer at the age of five. Highlights of his musical career include several multi-platinum recordings such as ‘When Harry Met Sally’, ‘Blue Light, Red Light (Someone’s There)’, ‘When My Heart Finds Christmas’, ‘Come By Me’ and ‘Only You”. His debut album on legendary Verve Records, his new home label, titled True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter was released in 2019 and coincided with performances on Broadway in a show he wrote and directed: Harry Connick , Jr.- A Cole Porter Celebration honoring the musical accomplishments of one of America’s most respected songwriters, Cole Porter.In 2020, as the country entered pandemic lockdown, he stood retired to his home studio and emerged with an album of songs of faith and inspiration ALONE WITH MY FAITH, released in spring 2021, shows the breadth of Connick’s talents as he wrote new songs, arranged all the songs, played all the instruments and sang all the voices.
Connick appeared in 20 feature films with actors including Sandra Bullock, Hilary Swank, Renée Zellweger, Sigourney Weaver and Morgan Freeman. Her television work includes starring roles in Will and Grace, South Pacific and American Idol. In June 2020, he hosted the CBS Special UNITED WE SING: A GRAMMY TRIBUT TO THE UNSUNG HEROES, honoring essential workers in the pandemic. In 2016, he launched Harry, a national daytime television show, which garnered 11 Daytime Emmy nominations, including nominations for Outstanding Host and a Critics’ Choice nomination for Outstanding Talk Show. In December 2021, he took the place of Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in Annie Live! broadcast on NBC. On Broadway, Connick received Tony Award nominations as lead actor in The Pajama Game and as composer/lyricist for Thou Shalt Not.
Despite his busy career, Connick always found time to be charitable and did some of his most important work in his efforts to help New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. With his friend Branford Marsalis, he designed “Musicians’ Village” and its centerpiece, the Ellis Marsalis Center. Musicians’ Village provides housing for musicians displaced by Katrina while the Center uses music as the focal point of a holistic strategy to provide a wide range of services to underserved children, youth and musicians in neighborhoods struggling with poverty and social injustice.
Connick’s honors, including a star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame, induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, honorary doctorates from Tulane and Loyola universities, and the Jefferson Award for Public Service, have not led Harry Connick , Jr. to slow down his creativity. rhythm; they only confirm his determination to apply his talents in such a way as to inspire other artists and public spirited citizens.
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center) has become the center of live entertainment in North Carolina. Known for its contemporary design, DPAC offers 2,700 seats, intimate sight lines and state-of-the-art sound and video. Rated annually among the top ten theaters in America by three major national magazines that cover live events and entertainment venues, DPAC was nominated in 2020 for Theater of the Decade by Pollstar Magazine.
With a mission to present one-of-a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, welcoming 450,000 to 550,000 guests per year to its more than 200 performances. Each season, the DPAC stage comes alive with spectacular Broadway productions, high-profile concerts and comedy, family shows, and the famous American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the management of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), since 2011 DPAC has been listed as the region’s top performing arts organization by the Triangle Business Journal.
For more information, please visit: www.DPACnc.com.