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How many Comedian Harmonists were Jewish?

The Comedian Harmonists’ rich vocal blend, playful charm, and innovative arrangements captivated audiences across Europe and beyond. However, their story is also deeply intertwined with the tumultuous events of pre-war Germany.

The group’s meteoric rise was tragically cut short by the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. Three of the Comedian Harmonists – Harry Frommermann, Josef Roman Cycowski, and Erich A. Collin – were Jewish, and as Nazi persecution intensified, their careers and personal lives were threatened. 

READ about Harry Frommermann READ about Roman Cycowski  READ about Erich A. Collin

The Musical about The Comedian Harmonists

Harmony, a new musical about The Comedian Harmonists, is now on Broadway.

The complete Broadway cast includes Chip Zien as Rabbi, Sierra Boggess as Mary, Julie Benko as Ruth, Sean Bell, Danny Kornfeld, Zal Owen, Eric Peters, Blake Roman, and Steven Telsey as the Comedian Harmonists, Allison Semmes as Josephine Baker, Andrew O’Shanick as Standartenfϋhrer, Zak Edwards, Dan Hoy, Bruce Landry, Rhonni Rose Mantilla, Daniel Z. Miller, Benjamin H. Moore, Matthew Mucha, Constantine Pappas, Kayleen Seidl, Kyla Stone, Bronwyn Tarboton, Kate Wesler, Stuart Zagnit, and Lee Zarrett. 

To learn more about Harmony: A New Musical, click here.

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