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Hailed as “an all-round entertainer of the highest caliber,” award-winning Adrienne Haan is one of Europe’s and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars with performances all around the globe. With a diverse repertoire that ranges from chanson to jazz, blues, klezmer and Broadway, Ms. Haan has a special passion for the music of the 1920s and 30s, constantly touring in America, Europe, Israel, Australia as well as South America.

Equally at home on large concert stages and intimate cabaret rooms, Haan has performed with the Cologne Philharmonic, Württembergische Philharmonic Reutlingen, Northwest German Philharmonic, Frankfurt Symphony, Jacques Offenbach Orchestra Cologne, WDR Symphony, WDR Big Band, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Cologne Concept Big Band, WDR Broadcast Choir, Deutz Choir and German Television Ballet.

Haan will make her London debut in the 2017 season under the patronage of German Ambassador Peter Ammon and perform on three continents including concerts in Santiago, Asunción, Madrid, Bern, Warsaw, Lodz and Vienna. She returns to Germany to perform at the renowned Beethovenfest in Bonn, with the Philharmonie Sudwestfalen at the Cologne Philharmonics, at the Schauspielhaus Bergneustadt, Stadthalle Olpe and the Trifolion in Luxembourg. Her North American appearances include concerts at Ravinia/Bennett Gordon Hall in Chicago with her program Tehorah, Bemelman's Bar at Hotel Carlyle, New York's Harvard Club, the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Washington, DC, and at New York’s 54 Below. Since early 2016 she has been the artist-in–residence at The Metropolitan Room which included a performance that was part of the International Cabaret Festival. Haan’s opening performance this season was dedicated to the music of Kurt Weill and featured the Dan Levinson Sextet. The enthusiastic full house was treated to a show that was praised as “a moving performance where Haan establishes a close rapport with the audience through her informative, funny, and often moving commentary between sets.”

Highlights in 2015 include her Carnegie Hall debut in NY and the Austrian Embassy in Washington DC in a special program titled Tehorah celebrating the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations which was praised as “absolutely perfect”.

Recent engagements include her debut with the Jerusalem Symphony, The Israel Netanya Orchestra, an appearance with the WDR Funkhausorchester and the Jacques Offenbach Orchestra Cologne. Previous performances include the debut of her new show, Rock le Cabaret! at New York’s Cutting Room, and appearances at New York’s Neue Galerie’s Café Sabarsky, a special concert for Mabel Mercer Cabaret Foundation, at the Ellington Center for the Arts in a special Duke Ellington 115th birthday celebration, New York’s National Arts Club, a special performance commemoration Bastille Day, the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival and the Washington DC Opera Ball. She also performed in six prestigious clubs in Sydney, Australia, two years in a row.

As a cultural ambassador, Haan has performed for the Luxembourgish and German Embassies in Washington, DC, the Luxembourgish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, German Consulate of New York, the Luxembourgish- American Chamber of Commerce, the German UN Ambassador's Residence in NYC and the German Ambassador's Residence in Santiago de Chile.

Crafting historically accurate productions, Haan vividly portrays a host of characters with perfect diction in German, English, French, Hebrew and Yiddish. 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 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, and numerous appearances on Düsseldorf’s Radio 90.1, WDR TV and radio in Germany, as well as performances on Israel Public Radio.

Haan has dedicated a number of her concerts to benefit organizations that support underserved communities and underfunded arts projects. Recently she performed in her home town of Mönchengladbach, Germany in a benefit for the School Theatre Festival.

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 and with Arthur Janzen of the Cologne School of Music and Dance.

Adrienne currently resides in New York City.


 

Biography (Condensed Version)

Hailed as “an all-round entertainer of the highest caliber,” award-winning Adrienne Haan is one of Europe’s and America's most electrifying concert and cabaret stars with performances all around the globe. With a diverse repertoire that ranges from chanson to jazz, blues, klezmer and Broadway, Ms. Haan has a special passion for the music of the 1920s and 30s, constantly touring in America, Europe, Israel, Australia as well as South America.

Equally at home on large concert stages and intimate cabaret rooms, Haan has performed with the Cologne Philharmonic, Württembergische Philharmonic Reutlingen, Northwest German Philharmonic, Frankfurt Symphony, Jacques Offenbach Orchestra Cologne, WDR Symphony, WDR Big Band, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Cologne Concept Big Band, WDR Broadcast Choir, Deutz Choir and German Television Ballet.

Haan will make her London debut in the 2017 season under the patronage of German Ambassador Peter Ammon and perform on three continents including concerts in Santiago, Asunción, Madrid, Bern, Warsaw, Lodz and Vienna. She returns to Germany to perform at the renowned Beethovenfest in Bonn, with the Philharmonie Sudwestfalen at the Cologne Philharmonics, at the Schauspielhaus Bergneustadt, Stadthalle Olpe, and the Trifolion in Luxembourg. Her North American appearances include concerts at Ravinia/Bennett Gordon Hall in Chicago with her program Tehorah, Bemelman's Bar at Hotel Carlyle, New York's Harvard Club, the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Washington, DC, and at New York’s 54 Below. Since early 2016 she has been the artist-in–residence at The Metropolitan Room which included a performance that was part of the International Cabaret Festival. Haan’s opening performance this season was dedicated to the music of Kurt Weill and featured the Dan Levinson Sextet.  The enthusiastic full house was treated to a show that was praised as “a moving performance where Haan establishes a close rapport with the audience through her informative, funny, and often moving commentary between sets.”

Highlights in 2015 include her Carnegie Hall debut in NY and the Austrian Embassy in Washington DC in a special program titled Tehorah celebrating the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations which was praised as “absolutely perfect”.

Recent engagements include her debut with the Jerusalem Symphony, The Israel Netanya Orchestra, an appearance with the WDR Funkhausorchester and the Jacques Offenbach Orchestra Cologne.  Previous performances include the debut of her new show, Rock le Cabaret! at New York’s Cutting Room, and appearances at New York’s Neue Galerie’s Café Sabarsky, a special concert for Mabel Mercer Cabaret Foundation, at the Ellington Center for the Arts in a special Duke Ellington 115th birthday celebration, New York’s National Arts Club, a special performance commemoration Bastille Day, the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival and the Washington DC Opera Ball. She also performed in six prestigious clubs in Sydney, Australia, two years in a row.

As a cultural ambassador, Haan has performed for the Luxembourgish and German Embassies in Washington, DC, the Luxembourgish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, German Consulate of New York, the Luxembourgish- American Chamber of Commerce, the German UN Ambassador's Residence in NYC and the German Ambassador's Residence in Santiago de Chile.

Crafting historically accurate productions, Haan delivers vivid portrayals of a host of characters with perfect diction in German, English, French, Hebrew and Yiddish. Stage credits include US and European national tours, productions with roles that include Belle in Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Kate Lucas in TEXAS, Fantine in Les Miserables, Grizabella in Cats, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Eva Peron in Evita, Veronica in The Passion Play, Anna Christie in O’Neill’s drama Anna Christie, Queen Margaret in Shakespeare’s King Henry III, Queen Elisabeth in King Richard III, as well many other comedic and dramatic roles.

Haan‘s CD Berlin, Mon Amour, hailed as “engaging and unique,“ is a tribute to 1920s and early 30s Germany. Earlier recordings include I Could Have Danced All Night with the WDR Funkhausorchester, and her debut solo CD, Born to Entertain.

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. A cultural ambassador, Haan has performed at the Luxembourg and German Embassies in Washington, DC, the residence of the German UN Ambassador and the German Consulate of New York.