HARRY MAYRONNE:

Musician/Puppeteer/Producer

 

JEWISH ROOTS OF BROADWAY

WW2 Museum, New Orleans. 2014

Photo: Alan Smason

Berliner Ensemble. 2013

Puppetmaker/Puppeteer

in 2013 he appeared, with his self-made Bertolt Brecht marionette,  with Nina Hagen in her Brecht Concert at the Berliner Ensemble. In his own multi-lingual solo show he tells of his travels to Berlin and Paris. Among his marionette characters are Nina Hagen and iconic French writer Boris Vian. Other erecent shows include the New Orleans International Puppet Festival, Bustout Burlesque at House of Blues, CLUE, a Burlesque Mystery, and Hot Stuff! at French Quarter Festival.


“The multitalented Mayronne is a musician, composer and puppeteer, and he makes his puppets. ...lighthearted, well-paced and thoroughly enjoyable.”

-Dalt Wonk/GAMBIT WEEKLY


Producer/Musical Director
His recent production Jewish Roots of Broadway at the World War II Museum (for Jewish Children’s Regional Services) won raves.

(“...produced and directed from the piano by Harry Mayronne...the ovations were thunderous.”

--Nell Nolan, THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE)


Harry was co-producer of the 2006 off-Broadway production of his show Waiting Around--the Restaurant Musical) originally titled The Black & White Blues).

"This tightly structured revue features a bright, bouncy score by Harry Mayronne, who also plays the piano throughout the show with his usual brilliance. His rich tones and steady pace drive the program. "

-Theodore P. Mahne, Times Picayune

Pianist/Composer/Arranger

Harry has recently played at Lark in the Park at City Park and The Hyatt Regency (both with Anäis St. John),  the New Orleans Sheraton Hotel, Three Muses, Preservation Hall, The Mid City Theatre, Degas House, Caroling in Jackson Square, the Big Easy Theatre Awards (Musical Director), Buffa’s, and the Southern Rep Theatre Gala at the Windsor Court Hotel.


He can be heard on the Olympia Serenaders CD along with the legendary Olympia Brass Band as well as his own CD Every Day is Mardi Gras in Heaven (Composer/Arranger) with the Harry Mayronne Jr. Jazz Band.


He composed scores for Daryl’s Perils, At the Club Toot Sweet on Bourbon Street, and Waiting Around (the Restaurant Musical).


Harry has accompanied an array of singers, including Anäis St. John, Dorian Rush,  film legend Mink Stole, Annie Bea, Bremner Fletcher Duthie, Leah Chase, Troi Bechet, Leslie Castay, Johnny Angel, Amber Martin, and the Pfister Sisters at Bar Jeder Vernunft as well as the Jewish Museum in Berlin.

With the Pfister Sisters

Bar Jeder Vernunft.

Berlin, 2008

Photo: Soeren Stachedpa picture alliance archive/

Alamy

Thanks to everyone who came to see Waiting Around!

Cast of “Clue--a Burlesque Mystery” at Allways Lounge, February 21, 2015. (Harry with puppet “Miss Viola”).

Photo: Roy Guste

Nina Hagen, Chris Wecklein, Harry Mayronne. Berlin, 2013.

Mink Stole and Harry with “Connie Marble” and “Harry” marionettes

Photo: skreee.de

Big Freedia, Miss Viola, and Harry.

(Harry (not Miss Viola, sorry!) will be seen in a Season Four episode of “Big Freedia--Queen of Bounce” on Fuse.)

Thursday May 21 at Siberia: Harry with his marionettes in BIG DEAL BURLESQUE

Join us for our annual celebration at the Windsor Court Hotel on Tuesday, May 19th!

Reserve your seats now for an evening of great entertainment, fine dining, and silent and live auctions, all benefiting SOUTHERN REP’S Arts Education and Mainstage programs.

Tickets: $150 / Tables (10): $1500.

Cocktails and silent auction begin at 6:30. Dinner begins at 7:30.