DIRECTOR

“This show, tastefully directed by Jeff Harnar, hits all the right notes.”

Rex Reed, The New York Observer

(of Celia Berk’s “You Can’t Rush Spring”)

JEFF HARNAR’s work as a Director has garnered him two BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, two Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) Awards and Back Stage Bistro Award as Director and a BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award for Best Show.

Major Directing projects include:

TOVAH FELDSHUH:

Tovah is Leona!”

Feinstein’s 54 Below
The Guild Hall (East Hampton NY)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (NY)
MAC Award Celebrity Artist nomination (Tovah Feldshuh)
MAC Award Best Director
Broadway World Award Best Director

“Aging is Optional”

Feinstein’s 54 Below
Feinstein’s at The Niko (San Francisco)
The Razz Room (Philadelphia PA)

RITA GARDNER:

“Much More: A Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt Songbook”

The Laurie Beechman Theater
MAC Award Best Director

DAWN DEROW

“My Ship: Songs from 1941”

The Laurie Beechman Theater
The Cape May Playhouse
The Crown & Anchor (Provincetown MA)
MAC Award Female Vocalist Dawn Derow
Bistro Award Best Director

“The House That Built Me”

The Laurie Beechman Theater

JOSEPHINE SANGES

“Come Rain or Come Shine: Josephine Sanges sings Harold Arlen”

The Laurie Beechman Theater
Davenport’s (Chicago IL)
MAC Award Female Vocalist (Josephine Sanges)

RENEE KATZ

“When it Happens to You: Renee Katz Sings Jule Styne”

Don’t Tell Mama

CELIA BERK:

“You Can’t Rush Spring”

The Metropolitan Room
Broadway World Cabaret Award Best Show
MAC Award New York Debut (Celia Berk)
Margaret Whiting Award (Celia Berk)

“Manhattan Serenade”

The Metropolitan Room

MARGO BROWN

“Margo sings Mercer”

The Metropolitan Room
Don’t Tell Mama
Broadway World Award New York Debut (Margo Brown)

JUDI MARK:

“Dancing Through Life”

The Triad
The Laurie Beechman Theater

ANNA BERGMAN:

“You’re All The World To Me”

Feinstein’s 54 Below

“You and The Night and The Music”

Feinstein’s at The Regency

YALE UNIVERSITY

“Puttin’ on The Ritz” (2019)

An Irving Berlin Gala starring Karen Akers, Klea Blackhurst, Nicolas King, Todd Murray and Anna Bergman

“IT’S DELOVELY” (2014)

A Cole Porter Gala starring Karen Akers, Sally Mayes, Steve Ross, T. Oliver Reid and Anna Bergman

The show had an encore performance at The Westhampton Beach Perfect Arts Center

 

THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK IN LONDON (2006, 2007, 2008)

Jeff was Artistic Director and Host of three seasons of “The American Songbook in London” at The Jermyn Street Theater and Pizza on The Park.  Under this banner artists such as Julie Wilson, Andrea Marcovicci, Steve Ross, Maureen McGovern, Karen Akers, Liliane Montevecchi, KT Sullivan, Tony DeSare, Maude Maggart and many more appeared.

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