Recently named to Time Magazine’s 2016 Top 10 Plays and Musicals, Hershey Felder has played over 5,000 performances of his self-created solo productions at some of the world’s most prestigious theatres, and has broken box office records consistently. American Theatre Magazine has said, “Hershey Felder is in a category all his own.”
His shows include: George Gershwin Alone (Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre, West End’s Duchess Theatre); Monsieur Chopin; Beethoven; Maestro (Leonard Bernstein); Franz Liszt in Musik; Lincoln: An American Story; Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin; and Our Great Tchaikovsky. His newest work,Hershey Felder, A Paris Love Story, featuring the music of Claude Debussy, premiered in April 2019 at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA.
His compositions and recordings include Aliyah, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra;Fairytale, a musical; Les Anges de Paris, Suite for Violin and Piano; Song Settings; Saltimbanques for Piano and Orchestra; Etudes Thematiques for Piano; and An American Story for Actor and Orchestra.
Hershey is the adaptor, director and designer for the internationally performed play with music, The Pianist of Willesden Lane; as well as producer and designer for the musical Louis and Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara, directed by Taylor Hackford; and writer and director for Flying Solo, featuring opera legend Nathan Gunn, as well as two solo stage works, Women on a Ledge, for harpist Rita Costanzi, and The Story of My Cello for cello virtuoso, Antonio Lysy.
Upcoming composition projects include: Edith, an opera, based on the story of British nurse Edith Cavell; a Washington Irving musical, and Chosen By God, a musical journey based on journalist Joshua Hammer’s memoir.
Hershey has operated the full-service production company Hershey Felder Presents since 2001. He has been a scholar-in-residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music and is married to Kim Campbell, the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
Contact: Jim Byk