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Past Performers

Harvey Presents has welcomed many incredible performers from the worlds of music, comedy, sports, movies, television, literature, pop culture, and more to the stage in Lasdon Theater of The Walker Center for the Arts.

David Letterman

TV host, writer, and producer David Letterman has hosted late night talk shows for 33 years, in addition to producing television and film. He has been ranked as one of TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

Sonia Manzano

Actress, screenwriter, author, and speaker Sonia Manzano is best known for playing Maria on Sesame Street from 1971 until 2015. As a writer for Sesame Street she won 15 Emmy Awards and was nominated twice as a performer.

Martin Short

Comedian, actor, singer, and writer Martin Short is known for his work on Saturday Night Live, as well as numerous comedic films. He won the Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Little Me.

Richard Furay

Singer and songwriter Richard Furay is best known for forming the bands Buffalo Springfield and Poco. In 1997, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Vanilla Fudge

The rock band Vanilla Fudge recorded five studio albums and is best known for their cover of the 1966 hit "You Keep Me Hangin' On."

Harvey Fierstein

Actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein has won Tony awards for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray and writing the book for the musical La Cage aux Folles.

The Gong Show Live

This theatrical adaptation of the popular TV show is part comedy, part musical, and part parody. The talented cast battles to win the coveted $516.32 prize while delighting the entire audience.

Paul Shaffer

Band leader, musician, and composer Paul Shaffer acted as both band leader and sidekick on Late Night with David Letterman and Late Show with David Letterman. He has recorded with a wide range of artists, as well as recording two solo albums.

Regis Philbin

TV host and singer Regis Philbin is known for hosting the daytime talk show Live! and the game show Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. In 2009, he broke the Guinness World Record for most time spent in front of a TV camera with 16,343 hours.

Sloan Wainwright & Cosy Sheridan

Sloan Wainwright is a member of the Wainwright Family Tree which includes Loudon Wainwright (her brother) and Rufus (her nephew). She is a singer and songwriter commanding a variety of American musical styles including pop, folk, jazz, and the blues.

Songwriter and guitarist Cosy Sheridan has been called “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful songwriters.”  

 

Glenn Close

Stage, screen, and television actress Glenn Close is a six-time Academy Award nominee, winner of three Tonys, three Emmys, and one Golden Globe award. Her Oscar-nominated films include The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction, and Dangerous Liaisons.

Art Garfunkel

Singer and poet Art Garfunkel is one half of the famous duo Simon and Garfunkel. He has earned eight Grammy Awards and in 1990 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Joe Girardi

Professional baseball player and manager Joe Girardi won three World Series as a catcher for the New York Yankees. He managed the Florida Marlins and was named National League Manager of the Year, as well as winning the 2009 World Series managing the Yankees.

Lew Soloff

Lew Soloff is the famed jazz trumpeter of Blood, Sweat & Tears. He studied at the Eastman School of Music and later on at the Julliard School.

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