Jeffrey Harris

Jeffrey Harris is equally at home as a pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, and lyricist. He has worked with such diverse performers as Maureen McGovern, Chaka Khan, Barbara Cook, Jack Jones, Audra McDonald, and Cleo Laine. His longest association has been with Ms. McGovern, playing and arranging six of her CDs, writing many songs for her (she has recorded 16), and appearing with her frequently on TV and in concert. Mr. Harris has worked extensively on Broadway as both pianist and conductor, recently as associate musical director for Gypsy (starring Patti LuPone, directed by Arthur Laurents). Other Broadway credits include On the Town (directed by George C. Wolfe), Chicago, Fosse, Beauty and the Beast, and Crazy for You. He is a frequent guest pianist and conductor with many leading orchestras (including the Boston, St. Louis, Dallas, Detroit, and National symphony orchestras) and a regular member of the New York Pops. As a composer for the theatre, he penned Pinocchio (book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo), produced at South Coast Repertory and Omaha Theater Company.