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  • 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 Pajama Game.
  • 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.


  • 2006, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
  • 2002, Tony — Original Musical Score: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Music Direction: Winner
  • 1990, Grammy — Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male: Winner
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 2001, Grammy — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Winner
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Music Direction: Winner
  • 1989, Grammy — Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male: Winner


  • Anita Connick — Mother
  • Kate Connick — Daughter
  • Georgia Tatom Connick — Daughter
  • Suzanna Jamison — Sister
  • Charlotte Connick — Daughter
  • Harry Connick Sr. — Father
  • Jill Goodacre — Wife


  • Attended City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, New York, United States; attended Manhattan School of Music, New York, New York, United States; attended New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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  • Birth Name: Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr.
  • Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Musician, Actor, Composer

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