above: JEWISH ROOTS OF BROADWAY

WW2 Museum, New Orleans. 2014

Photo: Alan Smason

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

right:

With the Pfister Sisters at Bar Jeder Vernunft.

Berlin, 2008

Photo:

Soeren Stachedpa picture alliance archive/Alamy

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

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

Photo: skreee.de

French writer Marcel Proust, created by Harry Mayronne.

Berliner Ensemble, 2013

Interview with Harry and excerpts from the Allways Lounge production of Brecht/Weill’s “Happy End” on “Steppin’ Out”. WYES TV 12.

Harry with Janie Heck singing  a song from “Waiting Around”. At 18:52.

Harry Mayronne recently served as Musical Director for Brecht/Weill’s Happy End at Allways Lounge, where he did the same for The Threepenny Opera.

In Berlin he has played at Bar Jeder Vernunft with the Pfister Sisters and at The Berliner Ensemble in Nina Hagen’s Brecht concert (with his self-made marionette of Bertolt Brecht).

Harry can be seen (as the German instructor) in Season 4 Episode 6 Shake Wiggle Work” of Big Freedia’s reality show Big Freedia—Queen of Bounce. He is pianist for Caroling in Jackson Square, and also played for film legend Mink Stole’s Christmas cabaret in New Orleans. He is the composer and co-producer of one of New Orleans’ longest running shows Waiting Around--the Restaurant Musical.

Harry was recently honored by his alma mater St. Martin’s Episcopal School for his contributions to the arts community in New Orleans.

Friday night at Allways.. Mink Stole, Vinsantos DeFonte, Harry Mayronne, Justin Carr.