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Henry Hey

 
Bio:
Henry has an innate curiosity and unique ability to bring multiple musical influences together. This is probably because everything from the Beatles to Bach to Count Basie to the sound of Henry?s own father playing various musical instruments could be heard at any time in his Midwest childhood home. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Henry has an innate curiosity and unique ability to bring multiple musical influences together. This is probably because everything from the Beatles to Bach to Count Basie to the sound of Henry?s own father playing various musical instruments could be heard at any time in his Midwest childhood home. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Musical Supervisor and Orchestrations[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Music Director

Henry Hey Biography

Henry has an innate curiosity and unique ability to bring multiple musical influences together. This is probably because everything from the Beatles to Bach to Count Basie to the sound of Henry?s own father playing various musical instruments could be heard at any time in his Midwest childhood home. One famously curious artist, David Bowie, identified with this spirit in Henry during the making of The Next Day, on which Henry played piano and keyboards. Bowie then chose him as arranger and musical director to help reimagine his classic songs and to shape new ones, creating the sound for what would be Bowie?s final work, Lazarus. Henry immerses himself in original projects and creative collaborations expressing his own voice. These works embody his skills as a musical catalyst in every way, from composing, songwriting, and arranging to sound creation, production, and performance. His instrumental group, FORQ, is currently recording and touring worldwide. Other collaborations include the critically acclaimed quartet, Rudder, and Australian synth-pop sensation, Empire of the Sun. Legendary producer Phil Ramone felt Henry was essential to the evolution of George Michael?s project Symphonica, both as an arranger and pianist. Michael felt at ease working with Henry and the two enjoyed a successful relationship as Henry went on to be musical director for both the album recording and extensive arena touring. Prior to this, Henry was the musical director and pianist with Rod Stewart and the Great American Songbook. Henry not only led the band on international tours and recorded on several of the songbook albums, but also joined Stewart on many network television appearances. Henry is active in the world of film, television, and video games as a composer and orchestrator. His work can be heard in films such as Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Dumb and Dumber To, and many others. Additionally, Henry appears as piano and keyboard player on film soundtracks such as Ocean?s 12, Ocean?s 8, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The 100 Foot Journey, Zoolander 2, The Last Mimzy, and Two Weeks Notice. (IMDB) Henry has recorded and toured with diverse artists such as Ariana Grande, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Vanessa Williams, Walter Becker, PM Dawn, Dionne Warwick, Sanne Salomonsen, Chris Barron, Harry Belafonte, Christopher Cross, Blood Sweat and Tears, and Nikka Costa. Henry has also worked with seminal producers such as Tony Visconti, Richard Perry, Steve Tyrell, Jack Douglas, Kevin Killen, and Frank Filipetti. Henry?s unique sound can be heard in the world of jazz and improvised music with such luminaries as Donny McCaslin, Jeff ?Tain? Watts, Cassandra Wilson, Theo Bleckman, Bill Evans, Till Bronner, Alex Sipiagin, Joe Locke, Bill Bruford, Wayne Krantz, Seamus Blake, Chris Botti, and more. (ALLMUSIC) Henry?s other passion is sailing. When not working in music he can be found happily aboard a sloop in the waters off Long Island.





Henry Hey News

Special Offer: CHRISTMAS ON BLEECKER at Sheen Center Photo Special Offer: CHRISTMAS ON BLEECKER at Sheen Center
by BWW Special Offer - Nov 25, 2022

Special Offer: Christmas on Bleecker at the Sheen Center

Vanessa Williams, Darlene Love, and Ronan Tynan Headline CHRISTMAS ON BLEECKER Photo Vanessa Williams, Darlene Love, and Ronan Tynan Headline CHRISTMAS ON BLEECKER
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 21, 2022

The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture presents Christmas on Bleecker: Celebrating the Reason, on Monday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m., in its Loreto Theater located at 18 Bleecker Street.

Vanessa Williams, Darlene Love, and Ronan Tynan Headline CHRISTMAS ON BLEEKER Photo Vanessa Williams, Darlene Love, and Ronan Tynan Headline CHRISTMAS ON BLEEKER
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2022

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents Christmas on Bleecker: Celebrating the Reason, on Monday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m., in its Loreto Theater located at 18 Bleecker Street.

LISTEN: Sophia Anne Caruso Premieres New Single 'Snow & Ice' Photo LISTEN: Sophia Anne Caruso Premieres New Single 'Snow & Ice'
by Michael Major - Jul 6, 2022

Former Beetlejuice star Sophia Anne Caruso has dropped her brand-new single “Snow & Ice.” This Fall, she will star opposite Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington in Paul Feig’s original Netflix film THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. She is also currently recording her first album with Empire of the Sun’s Nick Littlemore.

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by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022

Duran Duran Pays Tribute to David Bowie With 'Five Years' Cover Photo Duran Duran Pays Tribute to David Bowie With 'Five Years' Cover
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 8, 2021

Today, internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum and award-winning pop legends Duran Duran kick-off their 2021 40th anniversary celebrations by going back to where it all began for them, with a stunning stand-alone cover of David Bowie's timeless classic, 'Five Years.'

BWW Flashback: Relive David Bowie's Musical Masterpiece, LAZARUS Photo BWW Flashback: Relive David Bowie's Musical Masterpiece, LAZARUS
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 7, 2021

This weekend, producers Robert Fox and RZO Entertainment Inc are exclusively releasing the filmed London production of Lazarus for three streamed performances only, January 8-10, in remembrance of David Bowie on his birthday and to mark the fifth anniversary of his untimely death.

Lena Hall, Michael C. Hall, Adam Lambert to Perform During 'A Bowie Celebration: Just Photo Lena Hall, Michael C. Hall, Adam Lambert to Perform During 'A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 6, 2021

Tony-winner Lena Hall, Michael C. Hall, Adam Lambert, and more will honor the late, great David Bowie in a global streaming event this Friday, January 8th.

David Bowie's LAZARUS Streaming for Three Performances Only This Weekend Photo David Bowie's LAZARUS Streaming for Three Performances Only This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2021

This weekend, producers Robert Fox and RZO Entertainment Inc are exclusively releasing the filmed London production of Lazarus for three streamed performances only, January 8-10, in remembrance of David Bowie on his birthday and to mark the fifth anniversary of his untimely death.

Eric Heilner Releases MODERN SOUNDS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC Photo Eric Heilner Releases MODERN SOUNDS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 23, 2020

Veteran musician Eric Heilner presents his versatile compositional debut album titled Modern Sounds in Classical Music out on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Henry Hey Videos

VIDEO: Michael C. Hall Gives Dramatic Performance of David Bowie's 'Lazarus'; Pre-Order Cast Album Today
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 16, 2016

Last night, Michael C. Hall perfomed David Bowie's 'Lazarus' at the 2016 Mercury Prize ceremony. The song was featured on Bowie's final album Blackstar, which was nominated for a Mercury Prize.

VIDEO: LAZARUS' Cristin Milioti Performs Moving Rendition of Bowie's 'Changes'; NYTW Issues Statement
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2016

The cast and crew of the new off-Broadway musical LAZARUS were devastated to learn of yesterday's news that the production's co-writer, David Bowie, had passed away from liver cancer at the age of 69.