harvey's background

 

Harvey performs at many supper clubs, resorts and cultural venues including Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, McCallum Theater in Palm Springs, multiple engagements at Feinstein’s at the Regency, The Metropolitan Room in NY, Birdland and Canyon Ranch Resort where he appears every other week and has done over 175 shows. He has performed at private functions including at The Norton Museum in West Palm Beach , The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami and several of the largest libraries and synagogues in the New York area.

His shows are unique in that they typically focus on a composer and/or lyricist, combining his singing of their songs with fascinating “inside” stories of their lives, films and shows. Many of these stories come from his  collection of original letters written by these greats of American music including Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Rodgers, Kern and Cahn among others.

The highlight of his collection is the original manuscript of Gershwin’s THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME” from the 1937 Astaire/Rogers film…Shall We Dance. It was through this manuscript, and their shared love of Gershwin, that he met Michael Feinstein who became a source of encouragement to his performing.

Granat co-produced 4 time Academy Award winning songwriter, Sammy Cahn, on Broadway in WORDS AND MUSIC, which had a very successful Broadway run and toured throughout the US and abroad. His friendship with Cahn led to his serving on the board of The Songwriters Hall of Fame where he had the opportunity to befriend many talented contributors to the American songbook.

Granat recorded a CD of his favorite love songs, LOOK TO YOUR HEART, which is available below.

  

"Harvey Granat manages to make The American Songbook come to life with his highly informative and entertaining series at 92Y" 
– The Times Square Chronicles