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Harry Connick Jr. Performs in Simsbury on June 22
You can satisfy your musical theater jones, your jazz itch and your pop-idol crush all with one concert this week: Harry Connick Jr. is performing 8 p.m. June 22 at Simsbury Meadows (22 Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury). Connick's a skilled pianist who can slide easily from stride to classical to swing. He's led big bands. He's starred in two Broadway revivals (The Pajama Game and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), the 2001 TV version of South Pacific and was nominated for a Tony for composing the Broadway show Thou Shalt Not. He had millions swooning to his renditions of pop classics on the soundtrack of the romance movie classic When Harry Met Sally... The son of a judge and a district attorney, Connick played an Assistant D.A. in several episodes of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit." He's also made his mark on sitcoms (as Grace's husband on "Will & Grace") and suspense thrillers (as a serial killer in "Copycat").
By Christopher Arnott
June 19, 2013