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Hailed as "the First Lady of Cabaret" by Wolf Entertainment Guide in NYC, and "an entertainer of the highest caliber" by the Huffington Post, award-winning Adrienne Haan is one of the most active and electrifying concert and cabaret stars at work today. A singer, producer and writer, she is constantly touring across the globe with a diverse repertoire that includes music of the 1920s and 30s, chanson to jazz, blues, klezmer and Broadway, as well as Hebrew music and other international songs. Recent performances include concerts in the US, Europe, Australia, China, Israel, Turkey as well as South America.

Equally at home on large concert stages and more intimate venues, Haan has performed with a number of distinguished orchestras and musicians which include: the Cologne Philharmonic, the Württembergische Philharmonic Orchestra Reutlingen, the Northwest German Philharmonic, the Frankfurt Symphony orchestra , the Jacques Offenbach Orchestra Cologne, the WDR Funkhausorchester, Grammy winner Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, the Cologne Concept Big Band, the WDR Broadcast Choir, the Deutz Choir, the German Television Ballet, the Netanya Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony and the Presidential Symphony Orchestra Ankara, Turkey.

Haan started the 2019 season with performances at renowned venues and festivals in Germany, Turkey and the USA and is continuing her residency at the Triad Theatre with monthly performances. Her Cabaret Français returned to the Embassy of Luxembourg Washington DC in March and her highly acclaimed Kurt Weill Soirée, featuring the Dan Levinson Sextet returned to NYC in March for the third time. Her new Weimar Berlin soirée Berlin, Mon Amour featuring French singer/dancer Magali Dahan, was hailed as the “most unusual hit show” by Wolf Entertainment Guide in May 2019. Adrienne has been chosen to represent the European Delegation on Europe Day in May with multilingual performances accompanied by the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Ankara and a second performance at the Palais de France with her pianist in Istanbul. There she met Turkish National Icon Zülfü Livaneli and sang his famous tribute to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, "Yiğidim Aslanım" in Turkish. Adrienne then made her China debut in June 2019 where as touring with her new show Broadway Rock Hall.

She is returning to Europe in the fall with performances for the Beethovenfest, Haus der Humanisten in Stuttgart, the Pantheon in Bonn, and the Théâtre National du Luxembourg. She will make her debut with a performance to celebrate the German-French friendship at the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) in Berlin. Artistically she has also been chosen to represent her paternal country Luxembourg during its presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) at the Jewish Festival Warszawa Singera in Warsaw at the Nowy Teatr in Lodz, Poland and Simcha, the Jewish Festival in Wroclaw at the White Synagogue, performing her Carnegie Hall concert Tehorah which was praised as “absolutely perfect” by the New York Concert Review. Haan will also perform Tehorah at the Esch theatre in Luxembourg, cooperating with MemoShoah under patronage of His Royal Highness, the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. A lecture on Degenerate Music will take place in Luxembourg’s Opderschmelz in September 2019 in cooperation with MemoShoah.

Last season, she celebrated her premiere at the prestigious Bemelman's Bar at the Hotel Carlyle in NY and at Joe's Pub with a new show called Voluptuous Weimar which featured Grammy Winner Vince Giordano&The Nighthawks. She also premiered at the Embassies of Luxembourg in Berlin, Warsaw and Ankara, as well as the German Embassies in Santiago de Chile and Asunción.

Other New York and US venues for her solo performances include Carnegie Hall, 54 Below, the Cutting Room, The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, Café Sabarsky at Neue Galerie, the Harvard Club, the National Arts Club, the Metropolitan Room, the River Club, Ravinia/Bennett Gordon Hall in Chicago, the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival, the FOX Theatre in St. Louis, the Embassy of Luxembourg in DC, the Austrian Embassy in DC, the German and Luxembourgish Consulates in NY and more. Internationally she performed at renowned clubs in Sydney, Australia, for the German and Luxembourgish Embassies around the world, the Teatro Las Condes in Santiago de Chile, Yacht y Golf Club and the Salle Molière in Asunción Paraguay, Marian’s Jazz Room in Bern, Switzerland, the Trifolion and the Théâtre National in Luxembourg, to name a few. In Germany she frequently performs at the UFA Fabrik in Berlin, the Pantheon Bonn, Senftöpfchen Cologne, Stadthalle Olpe and the Schauspielhaus Bergneustadt.

Crafting historically accurate productions, Haan vividly portrays a host of characters with perfect diction in German, English, Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Hebrew and Yiddish. She is a musical ambassador, currently quite involved in the political and diplomatic field as music and languages help build bridges among the nations and is hence enthusiastically represented in those circles.

Stage credits include US and European national tours and productions with roles that include Belle in Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Kate Lucas in TEXAS, Fantine in Les Misérables, Grizabella in Cats, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Eva Peron in Evita, Veronica in The Passion Play, Anna Christie in Eugene O’Neill‘s drama Anna Christie, Queen Margaret in Shakespeare’s King Henry III, Queen Elisabeth in King Richard III, as well as many other comedic and dramatic roles.

Her CD Berlin, Mon Amour, hailed by The Huffington Post as “engaging and unique“, is a tribute to 1920s and 30s Germany. Earlier recordings include I Could Have Danced All Night with members of the WDR Funkhausorchester, and her debut solo CD, Born to Entertain.

Haan’s media credits include WWFM Radio and KMFA Classically Austin in the US, as well as numerous appearances on Düsseldorf’s Radio 90.1, WDR TV and national radio in Germany, as well as performances on Israel Public Radio.

Adrienne serves on the International Advisory Board of The Duke Ellington Center For The Arts in NYC where she was appointed at the request of Mercedes Ellington and is responsible for its international programming.

A citizen of both Germany and Luxembourg, Adrienne Haan moved to New York City in 1997 where she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and studied with such noted actors as Victor Garber, Paul Rudd and Kevin Spacey.

She furthered her studies at The Juilliard School, with Susan Eichhorn Young in NY and with Arthur Janzen of the Cologne School of Music and Dance.

Adrienne will be receiving her Master Degree in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching from St. Mary's University in London, England in 2019.

She currently resides in New York City.


Biography (Condensed Version)