Image by Ana Monique, Styling by Colson Horton, HMU Brenna Perkins / Design by Kelly Armijo
A theater-kid since my earliest dancing days at the Charlotte Ballet Academy in North Carolina at 5 years old, I've been entranced by the stage, enthralled by the applause and fascinated with the human body's ability to transmit emotion through song. If you're doing the math, that means I've been transfixed by the siren call of performance for over 35 years.
I'm incredibly lucky and grateful to have been a professional performer my entire adult life, with the Miss America stage serving as one of the biggest audition platforms I would encounter in my 20s: singing a delicate Puccini opera aria - "O mio babbino caro" - for an audience of 24 million people around the world on live television. (You can see that performance here.) I've enjoyed a varied career in opera, musical theater, jazz, television and special projects, ranging from performing opera in Prague at the very theater where Mozart premiered Don Giovanni, starring as Annie Oakley in a circus-themed revival of Annie Get Your Gun, performing to a majestic fireworks display alongside the famous Boston Pops in their patriotic Pops Goes the Fourth concert, to a guest role as a singer on HBO's longtime series Big Love and performing Helen Reddy's anthem "I Am Woman" at the Hollywood Bowl with jazz band Pink Martini and 14 of my Miss America Sisters. The twists and turns of my career and personal life can certainly be considered theatrical!
On April 20, 2022, I will be making my NYC debut at famed Broadway supper club Feinstein's/54 Below, where I'll be dusting off my crown after 20 years, to tell my Miss America story through the refracted light of Broadway's sparkling gems: songs that illuminate the experiences, emotions and trajectory of a fascinating reign in the wake of 9/11, and the unusual meandering I've done throughout the 20 years since I was crowned.
Special guests include Jimmie Herrod (recent America’s Got Talent superstar) and Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini, as well as unforgettable duets with Miss America 1998 and Broadway veteran Kate Shindle, and a tribute to beloved Broadway lyricist Dorothy Fields with Canadian-Danish pianist Christine Eggert, co-founder of The Virtuosa Society - my other passion project! Songs include classics from Hello Dolly, Bye Bye Birdie, Annie Get Your Gun, The King and I, Kismet, Evening Primrose, Sweet Charity, Sunday in the Park with George, plus the premiere of a new song by rock superstar Storm Large.
This is a LIVE one-night-only concert in an intimate, cabaret environment with limited seating and availability. It will be a night to remember!
Katie Harman in Bring My Crown!: Miss America Sings Broadway plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on April 20, 2022 at 7pm. There is a $45-90 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
WHAT IF YOU CAN'T BE IN NYC FOR THE SHOW?
I've got you covered - in two very special ways:
This one-night-only experience will also be LIVESTREAMED by Broadway World Events! You can reserve your livestream tickets HERE. Hip, Hip, Hooray!
Also.... I'm launching a crowd-funding campaign to create a LIVE CONCERT ALBUM from this unique show! Stay tuned for the details and how you can play a "producing role" in the creation of this album!
There's truly no business like show business!