Dawn Harkins

Dawn Harkins

 Saint Charles, Illinois, USA

Smooth, clear & colorful renditions of Musical Theatre standards and novelty pieces of which David Shire (Broadway Composer) said "what a classy album to have multiple (of my) songs on." If you like Kristin Chenoweth and Liz Callaway, you'll like Dawn's style!


Dawn Harkins is a professional singer/actress with a wide vocal range and colour. She’s been seen on stage for Theatre Building Chicago’s Monday Night Musicals, Northbrook Theatre, a 2-year run with American Girl Theatre as a principle adult actor playing multiple roles, including GrandMary. Dawn has sung internationally in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Japan, the Philippine Islands, China and The Loire Valley, France. In May, 2009 she debuted her cabaret, “DAWN OF A NEW DAY!”, presented at Davenport’s Cabaret in Chicago and released her solo album of the same title January 2010. This album was recently broadcast in it's entirety on KPOV FM radio's "Curtain Call". Dawn will be releasing her second solo album "This Is Romance" in September 2011. Other recording credits include featured solos on Heartland Voices’ Christmas CD, HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. She is a graduate of the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University.

To listen to clips, purchase her first solo album or view her portfolio, please visit her website at http://www.dawnharkins.com. Live performance footage can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/dawnharkins


You Go To My Head

Written By: Haven Gillespie


Lyric by Haven Gillespie
Music by J. Fred Coots

You go to my head
and you linger like a haunting refrain.
And I find you spinning ‘round in my brain,
like the bubbles from a glass of Champagne.

You go to my head
like a sip of sparkling Burgundy brew.
And I find the very mention of you,
like the kicker in a julep or two.

The thrill of the thought
that you might give a thought to my plea
Casts a spell over me.

Still, I say to myself,
get a hold of yourself;
Can’t you see that it never can be?

You go to my head
with a smile that makes my temperature rise,
like a Summer with a thousand Julys,
you intoxicate my soul with your eyes.

Though I’m certain that this heart of mine
hasn’t a ghost of a chance in this crazy romance.
You go to my head.

You go to my head.


"Dawn Of A New Day!"
Release Date: January 2009
Label: Vero Voce

"This Is Romance"
Release Date: September 2011
Label: Vero Voce