ABOUT HAROLD SANDITENI am a jazz and cabaret singer and the host of the über-popular Open Mic Party, Live at Zédel – the longest running show in the Crazy Coqs – London’s most beautiful music room.
Londoner and bon vivant, Harold Sanditen, has about as much Oklahoma left in him these days as Brad Pitt does, but he actually was born in the heartland state. It’s London UK where he’s been tripping the light fantastic since 1987.
Singer, cabaret emcee, recording artist, raconteur, entertainment journalist and theatre producer, Harold has show-business running through his veins. A regular at top London cabaret haunt, Crazy Coqs, where he hosts their longest running show, his smash hit, Harold Sanditen’s Open Mic Party, he is one of the biggest presences on the London cabaret scene as well as in North America and beyond.
Since bursting onto the cabaret and jazz scene in 2008, he has devised and performed seven solo cabaret shows, one duo show (with Broadway legend Anita Gillette), released three CDs, starred in CAFÉ SOCIETY SWING in the West End and toured to packed houses from LA to Mykonos.
Prior to singing, Harold produced theatre for 20 years, from the smallest scale off-off shows to large scale West End, working with such luminaries as Jessica Lange, Olivia Colman, Charles Dance, Paul Rudd, Celia Imrie, Clive Owen, Brendan Fraser, Felicity Kendal, Frances de la Tour, Steve Guttenberg, Kathy Burke and Lesley Joseph.
Before the show biz bug hit, Harold was an investment banker in New York City. That seems like a very distant memory!