GEORGE C. HARVILLA
A New York-based Poet, Musician and Actor. He is a recipent of the Hemingway Prize for Literature, winner of the U.S. Masters’ Poetry Prize and two-time recipient of the International Merit Award for Poetry, as well as a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. His spoken-word performances „Big Bang Gumbo”, „The Zen of Burning Houses”, and „The Calculation of Things” have been presented to critical acclaim at numerous U.S. Theaters, Museums and Universities. He is a frequent contributor to New York Public Radio’s Poetry in the Morning broadcasts. A classically-trained percussionist, George has served as Guest Percussionist with the Dresden Opera and as Lead Percussionist with the Symphony of the Americas. In the non-classical realm. He has performed: toured with Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Billy Preston, Sun Ra, Trilok Gurtu, Harry Chapin, Don Courter, Blackout, Beth Burrows, Novella, the Original Gipsy Kings, X, Cactus Salad, the Bliss 9 Jazz Orchestra, Crowded House, the Divinyls, the Weathergirls, Jake Hanna and Midnight Oil, among others. His body of work includes soundtracks for Gettysburg, A Midnight Clear, Gangs of New York, Vote For Me, Black Robe and Last of the Mohicans as well as theatrical tours with Smokey Joe’s Café, Sophisticated Ladies, and Ain’t Misbehavin’. Crafting the English lyrics for HAMLET has been a rich and passionate endeavor, and he feels „honored to be a member of HAMLET’s diverse, multi-talented Creative Team”.