Biography: Henry Haid & Jacqueline Duryea
For those hosting intimate parties we offer Henry Haid the 'piano man' as a solo act. He has extensive experience in this genre and can rock your party or provide beautiful ambaint music. He also often performs as a duo with his longtime musical collaborator Jacqueline Duryea. Together they can provide a quite extensive library of songs for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Henry Haid rose to prominence portraying piano man Billy Joel in Twyla Tharp's Tony Award winning hit Broadway musical "Movin' Out." Having been hand picked by Ms. Tharp to perform the lead, his entire focus and dedication for over two years was given to the show where he received rave reviews for those Broadway performances from 2002 till December of 2005 at New York City's Richard Rodgers Theater.
New York Theater proclaimed, "Pianist/lead vocalist Henry Haid's electric voice rang out passionately and impressively…" and Patrick-web reported, "The playing and singing by Henry Haid was outstanding..."
Shaun A. Pennington of the St. Thomas Source wrote, "Having heard him, I have to say Haid is Billy Joel, when Billy Joel was Billy Joel—in a musically electric way..."
Henry Haid has performed throughout the USA, Europe and the Caribbean as a solo performer and with his band “Only in America”. He currently performs at fundraisers, corporate events, weddings and various private and public social gatherings. Most recent and notable: Henry was invited to perform and sing Billy Joel's music for Billy Joel at the Master Builder Awards Gala honoring “The Man” his music and his contributions to the Long Island State Parks.
Since age 19 Jacqueline Duryea has been a professional musician working with the various local and touring bands throughout the country. Anyone will immediately notice Jacqueline's warm smile and beautiful voice. She is absolutely at ease on the big stage commanding stadium size audiences, or in small intimate settings drawing the listeners in close to her. Throughout her school years she participated in Musical theater and all facets of the performing arts. During that time she studied with famed vocal coach Leonard Colletti.
She has been invited to sing the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden in New York City on numerous occasions as well as performing for such Dignitaries as Governor Pataki, fashion designer Nicole Miller and movie actor Alec Baldwin. She shared the stage with Hairspray Golden Globe Award winner Nikki Blonsky and Broadway and film star Bernadette Peters.
She's appeared on WPIX News TV in New York and performed for countless fund raisers, corporate events and weddings at places like The Waldorf Astoria, The Plaza and The New York Hilton, and for audiences throughout New York City and the Tri-state area and expanding all the way down to the Caribbean.
Jacqueline is a breath of fresh air and will surely make any party or event an absolute success!
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