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Adrienne Catherine Haan was born a citizen of Germany and Luxembourg alike. After maturing in A-levels she moved to New York City where she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with a degree in Acting and Musical Theatre Performance, winning the annual award given by the board of trustees in Song Interpretation. While attending the Academy, she was trained in the Stanislavski System and was taught by some of the best actors in the field, such world-renowned actors as Victor Garber (“Titanic”), Paul Rudd (“Clueless”) and Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (“American Beauty”).
She went on to take classes and attend workshops at the Juilliard School in Manhattan in Song Interpretation for Musical Theatre.
Since 2006 she has continued her vocal education with Prof. Arthur Janzen of the Cologne School of Music and Dance.
Adrienne was cast in several US- and European National Tours and off-Broadway productions. She portrayed Belle in Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Kate Lucas inTEXAS, Fantine in Les Misérables, Grizabella in Cats, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Eva Peron in Lloydd Webber’s Musical Evita, Veronica in the New Jersey production of The Passion Play, Anna Christie in Eugene O’Neills Drama Anna Christie. She also played Queen Margaret in Shakespeare’s King Henry III, Queen Elisabeth in King Richard III at the Producer’s Club in NY, as well as many other comedic and dramatic roles.
She collaborated with the WDR Rundfunkorchester for her CD I Could Have Danced All Night, and her latest CD Berlin, mon amour (A tribute to 1920s and 30s Germany) released in 2011 also received critical acclaim. Musical Director for both productions was Heinz Walter Florin. She has also worked very closely with the Publishing Company Das Beste.
Her first CD Born To Entertain was released in June 2003.
Adrienne equally feels at home on large concert stages as well as in intimate Cabaret Rooms. She premiered at the Cologne Philharmonics in June 2012.
Ms. Haan has taken part in numerous TV- and radio productions as well as live concerts, accompanied by many renowned German orchestras, bands, choirs and ballets:
Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Northwest German Philharmonics, Frankfurt Symphonic Orchestra, WDR Symphonic Orchestra, Jacques Offenbach Orchestra, WDR Big Band, Cologne Concept Big Band, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, WDR Broadcast Choir, Deutz Choir and the German Television Ballet.
In 2012, Mercedes Ellington has made Adrienne a board member of the Duke Ellington Centre For The Arts in NYC.
Adrienne lives in New York City and Bonn, Germany.