Andrew Lippa's musical theatre oratorio is an emotional celebration of an American icon. It weaves the story of Harvey Milk’s life – from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California to his assassination. It's part choral work and part theater piece.
I Am Harvey Milk was commissioned by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, along with Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, Vancouver Men’s Chorus, and Heartland Men’s Chorus. It received its premiere in 2013 at San Francisco's Nourse Theatre.
Photo at top from 2017 production of I Am Harvey Milk by Matthew Murphy
Adam Kantor – Harvey
Scarlett Strallen – Soprano
Andrew Lippa, conductor
Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Lippa, composer and lyricist
Noah Himmelstein, director
Behind the scenes of I Am Harvey Milk: