Artist Bio

e’Marcus Harper

(Bio as of March 2004)

e’Marcus Harper most recently appeared at the Goodman in Crowns during the 2003/2004 Season. He is a Grammy Award-nominated gospel music conductor from Washington, D.C. He has recorded, performed and/or toured with gospel music artists such as the late Rev. James Cleveland, the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, the late Rev. Donald Vails, and the Hawkins; as well as Lionel Ritchie, Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin. His theater credits include Preacher in God’s Trombones (Mike Malone Group); Sportin’ Life in Porgy and Bess (Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore); C.C. White in Dreamgirls (Howard University Production/Shousan Theatre, Hong Kong); John in Sirens (Al Freeman, Jr. Productions); Papa Ge in Once On This Island (Howard University Productions); composer/music director of No Fair Tale and co-composer/music director of Show Face (City at Peace, performed at Arena Stage).  He is the artistic director of The Performing Arts Program for Teens in Washington, D.C.