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Harry Connick Jr.
Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr.
New Orleans, LA
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Singer; musician; actor; composer
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Harry Connick Jr. Fast Facts:
At age 5, played the piano at his father's inauguration as New Orleans district attorney.
Trained under jazz great Ellis Marsalis, father of Branford and Wynton.
Broke through when he recorded the soundtrack for the hit 1989 film
When Harry Met Sally
Wrote the music and lyrics for the New Orleans-set musical
Thou Shalt Not
, which ran on Broadway in 2001.
Became Honorary Chair of Habitat for Humanity's "Operation Home Delivery," benefiting Gulf Coast victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.
Helped launch Musicians' Village, a neighborhood that provides housing and a music center for New Orleans musicians who lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina.
Made his Broadway debut as a performer in the 2006 revival of The
A practicing Catholic, he performed at a pre-Mass concert at Yankee Stadium during Pope Benedict XVI's 2008 visit to the U.S.
Received an honorary doctorate from Tulane University, his parents' alma mater, in 2009.
Performed a 15-day sold-out run of
Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert on Broadway
at the Neil Simon Theater in the summer of 2010.
Harry Connick Jr. Relationships:
Harry Connick Sr. - Father
Jill Goodacre - Wife
Anita Connick - Mother
Kate Connick - Daughter
Suzanna Jamison - Sister
Georgia Tatom Connick - Daughter
Charlotte Connick - Daughter
Harry Connick Jr. Awards:
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Music Direction - Winner
2004 Emmy: Outstanding Music Direction - Winner
1990 Grammy: Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male - Winner
2001 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Winner
1989 Grammy: Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male - Winner
2006 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee
2002 Tony: Original Musical Score - Nominee
1991 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
Attended City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, NY; attended Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY; attended New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, LA
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