Henry Haid rose to prominence portraying piano man Billy Joel in Twyla Tharp’s Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Movin’ Out. After spending years playing in piano bars near his home in Long Island New York, as well as bands and shows in New York City, Europe, and the Caribbean, Henry Haid’s audition for the Broadway musical Movin’ Out, choreographed by Twyla Tharp, came as no surprise. Having been hand picked by Ms. Tharp to perform the lead, his entire focus and dedication for over two years was given to Billy Joel’s and Twyla Tharp’s musical production of Movin Out.
His performance as the Piano Man Billy Joel, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City, produced rave reviews… New York Theater proclaimed, “Pianist/lead vocalist Henry Haid’s electric voice rang out passionately and impressively…” And Patrickweb reported, “The playing and singing by
Henry Haid was outstanding…”. Shaun A. Pennington of the St. Thomas Source wrote, “Having heard him, I have to say Haid is Billy Joel, when Billy Joel was Billy Joel—in a musically electric way…”
During this time Henry’s band Only in America which he formed in 1992 continued to perform, receiving their own accolades, working with some of the worlds top artists. The Broadway production of Movin’ Out closed in 2005, so back in full steam are Henry Haid with his band Only in America! Henry Haid and Only in America band pride themselves in their wide selection of corporate/wedding music that is perfect for any occasion. Recognizing that no one size fits all, Only In America can be tailored when space or budget is a concern.
You can be confident in the talent and professionalism of these musicians and you will be sure to find their enthusiasm absolutely contagious making your special event a time your family and friends will be talking about for years to come.