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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 electrifying concert and cabaret stars at work today. A singer, writer and producer, she tours the globe with a diverse repertoire that encompasses music of the 1920s and 30s, chanson to jazz, blues, swing, klezmer, American Songbook and Broadway. To this she adds songs drawn from Hebrew and many other nations and languages. In her recent tours –  the USA, Europe, Australia, China, Israel, Turkey and South America – she has sung in 12 languages, a dazzling engagement in linguistic diversity which surely makes her unique in her field. The Berliner Morgenpost called her “An exceptional song interpreter with a grand voice”, and the New York Times called her “A musical Ambassador.”

Equally at home on large concert stages and more intimate venues, Haan has performed with a number of distinguished orchestras and musicians that include: The Württembergische Philharmonic Orchestra Reutlingen, the Symphony Orchestra of Nuremberg, 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 Military Big Band of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the WDR Broadcast Choir, the German Television Ballet, the Netanya Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Ciudad de Asunción as well as the Chamber Orchestra in Łomża, Poland.

Highlights of Haan’s career include her Carnegie Hall debut in 2015, her performance for the European Delegation in Turkey in 2019, her tour of Poland during Luxembourg’s presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance under patronage of his Royal Highness, the Grand Duke of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and her China tour in 2019 where she regularly appeared at 5000-seat venues.

Taking her audience on historic journeys around the globe, Haan vividly portrays a host of characters with perfect diction in German, Luxembourgish, English, Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Mandarin, Hebrew, Yiddish, Ukrainian and Zulu. She works a lot in the diplomatic field as music, diplomacy and languages help build bridges among the nations and is hence enthusiastically represented in those circles.

In NYC, Adrienne Haan has been artist-in-residence at the renowned Triad Theatre located on Broadway and 72nd Street for 5 years, presenting different shows several times per month. In NYC she has also performed her solo acts at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Bemelman’s Bar, Café Sabarsky at Neue Galerie, the Harvard Club, the National Arts Club, Lincoln Center, the Duplex, Café Taci, the Metropolitan Room and many more. She has also appeared at Ravinia and Pianoforte in Chicago, the Morris Museum in NJ, the Santa Fe Jewish Festival, the German, Austrian, Luxembourgish and French Embassies in Washington DC, New York and Chicago. 

A sample of world-wide venues include the Philharmonie du Luxembourg, Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Theatre d’Esch (L), Trifolion (L), Festival de Wiltz (L), Cologne Philharmonics (D), Serenadenhof Nuremberg (D), Stadttheater Fürth (D), the Ruhrfestspiele/Germany, Pantheon Theater Bonn (D), Senftöpfchen Cologne (D), the UFA Fabrik Berlin, Jewish Cultural Days Berlin, Jewish Cultural Days Chemnitz (D), BIX Jazzclub Stuttgart (D), Marian’s Jazzclub Bern (CH), Jewish Festival Warsawa (PL), White Synagogue in Wrocław, Teatr Nowy Łódź (PL), Teatro Municipal de Las Condes (CL), Palais de France Istanbul (TR), many entertainment venues in Sydney, Australia, German, Austrian Luxembourgish and French Embassies in Berlin, London, Bern, Ankara, Istanbul, Scandinavia, Santiago de Chile, and Asunción to name a few.

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 Elizabeth in King Richard III, as well as many other comedic and dramatic roles.

Her latest CD productions include Tehorah (2020), Rock Le Cabaret! (2020) and Darienne (2021), featuring her own songs she wrote with her stage partner Darren Williams. 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 has been featured on major television and radio shows around the globe.

She also used to serve 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 was 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 received her Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching from St. Mary's University in London (Twickenham), England in 2019.

In 2021 and 2022, Adrienne is official producer and performer for the festive year “1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-speaking Lands” and she is a member of the Dramatist Guild in the United States. 

She is also very much involved with and serves on the honorary entertainment board of the “Survivor Mitzvah Project” helping Holocaust Survivors in Eastern Europe to a better quality of living.

Adrienne is a permanent resident of the United States of America, residing in New York City. She also has residences in Germany, Luxembourg and Cape Town.

 




 

Biography (Condensed Version)

Hailed as "an exceptional song interpreter with a grand voice” by the Berliner Morgenpost and "an entertainer of the highest caliber" by the Huffington Post, award-winning entertainer, Chanteuse Internationale, Adrienne Haan is one of the most electrifying concert stars at work today. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY and also has a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from St. Mary’s University in London.

Ms Haan is a member of the Dramatist Guild in the United States. A singer, writer and producer, she is constantly touring across the globe with a diverse repertoire that encompasses German 1920s and 30s Cabaret music, French Chanson, American Songbook, Broadway, and other international songs. Recent performances include concerts in the USA, Europe, Australia, China, Israel, Turkey as well as South America. Ms. Haan performs fluently in 12 languages which makes her unique in her field.

Adrienne has been artist-in-residence at the Triad Theater NYC since 2016 where she performs her different soirées on a regular basis.

She has also performed her solo shows at 54 Below, The Cutting Room, Lincoln Center and she premiered her 1920s concert with Grammy Winner Vince Giordano&The Nighthawks at Joe’s Pub in NY.

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

In 2015 she premiered her Holocaust Remembrance Concert in German, Yiddish and Hebrew - Tehorah - at New York's Carnegie Hall. Since then it has become her mission to partially dedicate her performing arts and personal life to the Holocaust Remembrance. She continues her purpose spreading the musical message of Tehorah (Hebrew for "pure") as a sign of hope for peace among the nations.

She lives in New York City.