Hope Harris

About hope

Originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, Hope has appeared on stages big and small from the St. James on Broadway to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville where she sang with legendary songwriter, Don Schlitz. A graduate of the University of Virginia, and later the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, Hope has worked on Broadway, Off Broadway, and in Regional and Stock productions.

While working in theatre with renowned Broadway writer/producer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Scarlet Pimpernel, Civil War), Hope also recorded her original children’s lullaby project, Julie the Starfish and Other Lullabies, an ethereal blend of voice and guitar. Co-created with JR Getches, it was dubbed an instant classic by parents and has been called “the magic”, which from the first note relaxes the entire family. With the arrival of her two sons came new inspiration and a strong need to keep them entertained. Songs from Hope’s award-winning albums, Cousins Jamboree (produced by Rob Friedman who among many other projects is the co-producer of the Dan Zanes Family Records) and Picasso, That’s Who (And So Can You!) mini lessons in art, have live audiences dancing in the aisles and inspired to express themselves creatively just for the sheer fun of it!!

According to Hope, it was less her training as an actress and her experience teaching music at the Sunshine Kids Club in New York City than it was her self imposed training in the backyard that lay the groundwork for her energetic, interactive concerts. As a child, I created and directed elaborate variety shows starring my baby brother, my little cousins, family pets, stuffed animals and lawn furniture. They were all a unique distillation of The Carol Burnett Show, Sonny and Cher, That Girl and Peter Pan. I destroyed many a nightgown in flight off the porch!

You can find her on stage with her killer band having a blast singing the music of the iconic Linda Ronstadt. Or you might find her in a tutu surrounded by children whipping up her own brand of contagious theatrical, musical fun while trying not to eat the entire pan of brownies she just made cooling on the counter.

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