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Idol Singer-Songwriter Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon and Comedian Christine O'Leary at The Ridgefield Playhouse on March 14

Singer-Songwriter and 2019 American Idol contestant Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon brings his talent to The Ridgefield Playhouse on March 14th at 8pm with a great night of beer, laughter and music! After free craft beer in the lobby, the evening kicks off with award winning standup comedian Christine O’Leary.

O’Leary was recently named by Curve Magazine as one of the “50 Funniest Lesbians in America,” and has worked with top comedians including Gilbert Gottfried, Joy Behar, Susie Essman, Chevy Chase, Sinbad, Tracy Morgan, Janeane Garofalo, Margaret Cho and more. In addition to performing, O’Leary teaches comedy classes, and is the advisor to The Ridgefield Playhouse comedy series.

Harmon’s incredible vocal range and emotional personal journey captured the attention of the superstar panel of Idol judges. Described by judge Katy Perry as "a really important contribution from the universe to music," his appearance on the show brought instant fans, and his story became an inspiration for many in the LGBTQ+ community. Often compared to Jeff Buckley, Freddy Mercury and Bill Joel, Jeremiah has been making the rounds with intimate performances and gaining more celebrity fans in the process! Dan Finnerty of The Dan Band says it best, “we all know that America doesn’t always get the vote right. Even on Idol. Performers like Jennifer HudsonAdam Lambert and Katharine McPhee have shown you don’t need to take home the trophy to be the best one.  Add Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon to that list. This guy is the real deal and you’ll kick yourself later for not seeing him while you can still afford the ticket.”  

Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick add “Jeremiah is a true talent. A talent that deserves to be heard.”

Since his time on “American Idol,” Jeremiah has shared the stage with Dear Even Hansen star Ben Platt, among others. His talent caught the eye of actor/director/producer Tony Goldwyn (Scandal, Chambers) and his wife production designer Jane Musky (When Harry Met Sally, Glengarry Glen Ross, Hustlers).  They, along with longtime activists and philanthropists Frank Selvaggi and Bill Shea  (Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Freedom to Marry, Autism Speaks), have championed his career and are generously supporting his appearance at The Ridgefield Playhouse as part of the Bandsintown Emerging Artist Series on March 14, 2020.

The Bandsintown Emerging Artist Series identifies artists who are up and coming in the industry, and is meant to introduce patrons to the fresh faces turning the industry upside down. Bandsintown is one of the most trusted sources for concert discovery and, like The Playhouse, is committed to helping emerging artists of all kinds grow their careers and connect with an audience of passionate music fans.  For tickets, call The Ridgefield Playhouse at (203) 438-5795 or visit www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org

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