Hershey Felder

Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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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.

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Hershey Felder 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

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Performances Begin Tonight for REDWOOD World Premiere Starring Idina Menzel at La Jolla Playhouse

Redwood, the new musical starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel, begins its World Premiere engagement at La Jolla Playhouse. Learn more about this new show, and learn how to purchase tickets.

Photos: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE

Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara (ETC), Santa Barbara’s only professional theater company, presents THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, a captivating musical journey adapted and directed by Hershey Felder based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport; A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen. 

Interview: Hershey Felder of HERSHEY FELDER AS GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE & HERSHEY FELDER'S GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK SING-ALONG at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

BroadwayWorld chats with virtuoso actor/pianist/filmmaker Hershey Felder about his return to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in his popular 'George Gershwin Alone' & 'Great American Songbook Sing-Along' shows February 7th thru 12th.

VIDEO: First Look At Hershey Felder in GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE At TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Get a first look at Hershey Felder as he illuminates the life and music of George Gershwin, the legendary tunesmith whose work shaped a distinctly American style of music with such iconic works such as “A Rhapsody in Blue,” “I Got Rhythm,” “’S Wonderful,” and many more.

Review: SUKKOT at Skylight Theatre

Nestled uneasily in a space between comedy and misery, SUKKOT makes shoddy use of a good cast to serve up a banquet of familial angst and misery.

GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE Comes to South Coast Repertory This Month

South Coast Repertory presents pianist/actor/playwright/producer Hershey Felder for a limited engagement of Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, Jan. 18-28 on the Julianne Argyros Stage.

Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara to Present THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE Directed by Hershey Felder

Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara will present THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Austin Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Frank Ferrante to Star in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO at Laguna Playhouse

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE will present Frank Ferrante starring in his critically acclaimed one-man show, AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO.

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Austin Awards; MATILDA THE MUSICAL, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Bastrop Opera House & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Tickets On Sale Today For HERSHEY FELDER AS GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Tickets for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s highly-anticipated, limited engagement of the hit solo show Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone will go on sale to the public 1pm PST, Friday, December 15, 2023.

Balboa Theatre's 100th Anniversary To Be Honored With Celebratory Weekend

Join us for a three-day celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Balboa Theatre, a symbol of San Diego's arts and cultural heritage. Tickets available in January 2024.

BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; MATILDA THE MUSICAL, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Bastrop Opera House & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Austin Awards December 5th Standings; MATILDA THE MUSICAL Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

World Premiere of SUKKOT Comes to the 6th Act in January

The 6th Act has announced that Natalie Lander, Liza Seneca, Andy Robinson and Jonathan Slavin will star in the world premiere of SUKKOT, written by Matthew Leavitt (The Boomerang Effect) and directed by Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding).  

TheatreWorks Exceeds Critical Fundraising Goal, Raises $4 Million

With today marking the deadline to raise $3 million for its critical “Save TheatreWorks Now” campaign, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has announced that it has exceeded its fundraising goal by $1 million dollars, bringing in $4 million in donations from more than 700 individual donors.

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; STEEL MAGNOLIAS Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Review: MONSIEUR CHOPIN at 59E59 Theaters-A Brilliant Portrait of the Polish Composer

If you plan to see just one show this holiday season, make it 'Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin' being performed at 59E59 Theaters through December 24th.  

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; MATILDA THE MUSICAL Leads Best Musical!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Artists Urge Support as TheatreWorks Reaches 95% Of Goal

As the clock ticks down on its “Save TheatreWorks Now” campaign, famed theatre makers are joining the push to put TheatreWorks Silicon Valley over the top.

Hershey Felder FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hershey Felder has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Hershey Felder has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

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

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).

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