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Hershey Felder

 
Date Of Birth:
July 09, 1968 (54)
Birth Place:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Bio:
Hershey Felder is an actor, pianist, writer, director, composer, conductor, and producer who has conjured the spirits of George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Leonard Bernstein, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Irving Berlin. Felder's solo shows have been seen across ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 09, 1968 (54)

Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Bio:
Hershey Felder is an actor, pianist, writer, director, composer, conductor, and producer who has conjured the spirits of George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Leonard Bernstein, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Irving Berlin. Felder's solo shows have been seen across ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Los Angeles]
Geffen Playhouse Production, 2010
Leonard Bernstein
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
Old Globe Production, 2008
Gerhard von Breuning
Ludwig van Beethoven
  [Chicago (Regional)]
Royal George Theatre Production, 2005
Fryderyk Chopin
  [West End]
London Production, 2004
George Gershwin
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2002
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
George Gershwin
  [West End]
West End Production, 2017
Performer [Replacement]

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Hershey Felder Biography

Hershey Felder is an actor, pianist, writer, director, composer, conductor, and producer who has conjured the spirits of George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Leonard Bernstein, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Irving Berlin. Felder's solo shows have been seen across America - at The Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, San Diego Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe Theatre, American Repertory Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Cleveland Playhouse, as well as long runs at Chicago's Royal George Theatre and engagements at New York's Town Hall, 59E59, and the Streicker Center. Throughout the past 20 years, he has given more than 5,000 performances. Described by American Theatre Magazine as "a seductive portraitist, compelling storyteller, and superb concert pianist," Felder's work was named one of TIME Magazine's 2016 Top Plays and Musicals. Felder has become an enormous Bay Area favorite; audiences packed TheatreWorks' regional premieres of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin; Hershey Felder, Beethoven; and Our Great Tchaikovsky.





Hershey Felder News

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

Hershey Felder in CHOPIN IN PARIS is Coming to Laguna Playhouse in January Photo Hershey Felder in CHOPIN IN PARIS is Coming to Laguna Playhouse in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2022

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE has announced that pianist and actor Hershey Felder will present his musical masterpiece as he portrays Monsieur Chopin in CHOPIN IN PARIS.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Transcendence T Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Transcendence Theatre Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

HERSHEY FELDER AS GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE is Coming to Mountain View Center for the Per Photo HERSHEY FELDER AS GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE is Coming to Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2022

Virtuoso pianist/actor/playwright/ producer Hershey Felder will return to the Bay Area for a strictly limited engagement of his acclaimed work, Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, part of a limited farewell tour of a character performed live more than 3000 times throughout the world.

HERSHEY FELDER AS GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE to Have Dallas Premiere at the Music Hall at  Photo HERSHEY FELDER AS GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE to Have Dallas Premiere at the Music Hall at Fair Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2022

Hershey Felder As George Gershwin Alone will make its Dallas Premiere on Sunday, January 26, 2023 at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards;  at Ray of Lig Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; at Ray of Light Theatre Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Review: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE at Theatre J Photo Review: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE at Theatre J
by Mary Lincer - Dec 8, 2022

What did our critic think of THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE at Theatre J?

The Laguna Playhouse Receives Funding from Bank of America for the Our Stories Outrea Photo The Laguna Playhouse Receives Funding from Bank of America for the Our Stories Outreach Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2022

Laguna Playhouse has received support from Bank of America for the Our Stories program for the third consecutive year. Bank of America has voiced its support of this mental wellness outreach program that seeks to improve the lives of local underserved youth.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Lig Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light's KINKY Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light's KINKY BOOTS Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Hershey Felder Videos

Celine Dion Musical Comedy TITANIQUE To Play Off-Broadway This Summer Videoplay
Celine Dion Musical Comedy TITANIQUE To Play Off-Broadway This Summer

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2022

In celebration of C√©line Dion‚Äôs birthday on March 30, Tony Award-winning producer¬†Eva Price¬†(Jagged Little Pill, Oklahoma!) has¬†announced that¬†Titanique¬†‚Ästthe irresistibly funny and irreverent new musical send-up of the blockbuster film¬†Titanic,¬†featuring the songs of pop icon¬†C√©line Dion¬†‚Ästwill open off-Broadway this summer at¬†The Asylum Theatre¬†(307 W 26th St.)

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Westport County Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Westport County Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHA

by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse stages "Man of La Mancha," the Tony Award-winning musical about Don Quixote's quest for "The Impossible Dream," now playing through October 14. Directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director, the story of Quixote's battle for good and the love of his fair maiden is written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion.

Video: First Look at THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country Playhouse Videoplay
Video: First Look at THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country Playhouse

by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the recent Off-Broadway hit, 'The Understudy,' a backstage comedy about a Hollywood action star rehearsing for a role on Broadway amid tensions with his understudy.  The cast includes Eric Bryant, Connecticut Critics Circle Award winner; Brett Dalton of ABC's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'; and Andrea Syglowski, award-winning actress. Running August 14 through September 1, the comedy is written by Theresa Rebeck, creator of NBC's show business drama, 'Smash,' and directed by David Kennedy, Westport Country Playhouse associate artistic director.

Video: Westport Country Playhouse Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR Videoplay
Video: Westport Country Playhouse Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR

by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse stages the lavish, large-cast comedy, "A Flea in Her Ear," newly adapted by David Ives from the original by Georges Feydeau, and directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director.  Fresh from a sold-out run by Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP), a professional theater located at the University of Delaware, the co-production with the REP runs in Westport July 10 - 28.  

VIDEO: First Look At Nathan Gunn in FLYING SOLO at San Diego Rep Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look At Nathan Gunn in FLYING SOLO at San Diego Rep

by Alan Henry - Jun 1, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at San Diego Repertory Theatre's production of Nathan Gunn - Flying Solo, written and directed by Hershey Felder. through June 10, 2018.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Performances from LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA at the Royal George Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder presents the Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA. Hackford, best known for his films An Officer and a Gentleman, Against All Odds, The Devil's Advocate, and cinematic musical events such as La Bamba, Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail Rock n'Roll and his epic musical film RAY, has decided to bring his latest award winning musical stage production to Chicago, where Louis Prima and Keely Smith created sold-out musical magic in the '50s & '60s.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE at Berkeley Rep
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced additional performances of its latest show, George Gershwin Alone. Originally scheduled to close June 23, the Bay Area debut of Hershey Felder's international hit is now extended for an additional two weeks, through July 7. See George Gershwin Alone and prepare to be enthralled by the irresistible music of America's favorite composer. Click below for a behind-the-scenes look at the show!

STAGE TUBE: Mona Golabek and More at THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE Opening
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2013

Eighty-Eight Entertainment has announced that the Chicago Premiere of THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, starring internationally-acclaimed storyteller and pianist, Mona Golabek, is extending through May 25 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. The production is adapted and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Golabek and Lee Cohen. The Chicago premiere follows successful productions in Los Angeles and Boston. Click below to watch interviews with the cast and creative team on opening night!

STAGE TUBE: Watch the 2013 Elliot Norton Award Nominations Announcement!
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) has announced its nominations for the 31st Annual Elliot Norton Awards. The awards, which recognize excellence in Greater Boston theater, will be presented on Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Mainstage, 559 Washington Street, Boston. Click below to watch the announcement, and scroll down for a full list of the nominees!

STAGE TUBE: Hershey Felder and More at AN AMERICAN STORY's Royal George Opening Night
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2013

Eighty-Eight Entertainment presents the Chicago Premiere of Hershey Felder's riveting new production, AN AMERICAN STORY for ACTOR AND ORCHESTRA, which tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's last day, in a limited engagement at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted. The production opened on March 10, 2013. The Chicago Premiere follows successful tryout productions in Los Angeles and San Diego. Below, check out opening night interviews with Felder and more!


Hershey Felder Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Hershey Felder been in?
Hershey Felder has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Hershey Felder been in?
Hershey Felder has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Hershey Felder's first West End show?
Hershey Felder's first West End show was Hershey Felder Our Great Tchaikovsky which opened in

How many shows has Hershey Felder written?
Hershey Felder has written 5 shows including George Gershwin Alone (Bookwriter), Back From Broadway (Bookwriter), Monsieur Chopin (Bookwriter), Beethoven, As I Knew Him (Bookwriter), Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein (Bookwriter).