Biography


Harry Turpin is a recent transplant to New York City.  He most recently finished the national tour of Annie:  The 30th Anniversary Production, directed by Martin Charnin.  The show played the Theatre at Madison Square Garden for the holiday season of 2006 to sold out houses. 

Previously, Harry resided in Seattle, WA where he has worked with the 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, Showtunes Theatre Company and Civic Light Opera.  He has appeared regionally throughout Washington, California, Idaho and Oregon.

Favorite roles include Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Paul in A Chorus Line, Dick in Dames at Sea and Motel in Fiddler on the RoofOther roles include Lun Tha in The King and I, Brad in The Rocky Horror Show, Bernardo in West Side Story, and Bobby Van Heusen in The Boy Friend.  Film credits include Director's Commentary, and Without Limits.

As a composer and lyricist, Harry has written songs for an original musical murder mystery entitled Bedlam at the Burgerhaus.  Currently in progress are works entitled The Drummer Boy, The Lighthouse, and Hansel and Gretl.

One of his songs, Awakening, was recorded by Jennifer Paz and is the title track of the album. 
Another one of his songs, "Could This Man," was recorded by Katie Tomlinson on her debut CD Original Passion.  

Harry has also worked as a choreographer with productions including Anything Goes, Hello Dolly, Twas The Night, City of Angels, The Wiz, Gifts of the Magi, The Pajama Game, Grease, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, and more productions  of Bye, Bye, Birdie than any human being should do. 

Raised in Eugene, OR, Harry is the oldest of four. All of his immediate family still resides in the Pacific Northwest.  Harry has a son named Taylor who seems to have no interest in the performing arts--and that's perfectly OK. 

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Published on: 2006-01-27 (4781 reads)

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