With five current shows featuring harp in their orchestras, it’s never been a better time to be a Broadway harpist

Pictured above from left: Stacey Shames (Hello Dolly), Laura Sherman (Wicked), Henry Fanelli (Phantom of the Opera), Kathryn Andrews (Carousel), and Grace Paradise (My Fair Lady). Photo: Roy Lewis

Harpists are having a moment on Broadway. In 2018 there are five shows with harp in the orchestra: The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Hello Dolly, Carousel, and My Fair Lady (with the last three being revivals). There are also three additional shows currently running on Broadway that include harp on their Broadway cast recordings: Anastasia, Frozen, and Hamilton. (Want to know even more? Check out Broadway fun facts and extras—like whatever happened to The Fantasticks—in a special article extra.)

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Harpist at "Wicked" on Broadway & Founder of Gotham Harp Publishing.

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