Harley Harrison is an actor and singer originally from outside Boston, MA. An athlete growing up, his focus shifted when at age 12 he watched the recording of Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury and George Hearn. Mesmerized, he dedicated himself to theater.
He went on to perform regularly in local and regional theater productions, and at age 15 received the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters (EMACT) Award for his portrayal of Harvey Cheyne in Captains Courageous.
Harley made his professional theater debut in A Little Night Music with the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. He studied theater at nearby Brandeis University, where his roles included Bob in Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead, and Jack in Into the Woods. He was awarded departmental high honors and graduated cum laude.
Now based in New York City, Harley is active in theater, television, commercial work, and film. He starred in the sold out cabaret Perfectly Complicated at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and then at The Triad Theatre (Stage 72). His extensive comedy work includes writing, producing and starring in a series of successful comedic web shorts featured on funnyordie.com. He also regularly works as an animation voice actor.
Most recently, Harley performed in the world premiere reading of Hitting the Ground: A Violent Femmes musical, written by Matt Williams and Gregory Victor. The production features the music of 80s icon the Violent Femmes, with musical direction by Broadway conductor Debra Barsha.
Harley is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and The Actors' Equity Association (AEA).
In addition to his work on stage and on screen, he is the founder/director of Spotlight Productions, an award-winning summer theater workshop for kids now entering its 7th year. More information about Spotlight can be found at www.spot-light.org.