Second Wednesday Event 


Harriet Lynn 


Ella Shields: The Woman Behind the Man

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 

7:00 pm -9:00 pm

(light reception 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Harriet Lynn sings and dances as Ella Shields (1879-1952) in her entertaining slide/cabaret style program celebrating the Baltimore-born performer who rose to the height of fame as a male impersonator in British Music Hall and vaudeville.  The "Incomparable Miss Shields" came from humble beginnings in Canton and enjoyed a career spanning over 50 years performing throughout the world. Miss Shields was compared to "the genius of Charlie Chaplin" and "the Marlene  Dietrich of WWI". Her on-stage personae is comparable to "Victor" in the film and musical "Victor/Victoria". Both Ella and a very young Julie Andrews were featured in a Royal Command Performance in 1948 at the London Palladium, the very same theatre Ella opened in 1910.  Miss Shields also performed in Baltimore at the Hippodrome Theatre. Harriet Lynn's bio of Ella Shields is included in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Miss Shields introduced her signature song, "Burlington Bertie from Bow" in 1915 in London and is still being sung today.

Free admission    Village Learning Place | 2521 St. Paul Street | (410) 235-2210  

MARCH 2015

An Odyssey Special Event for Women’s History Month

JHU Odyssey Spring Program 2015

March 5  6:30 pm 

Harriet Lynn presents

Ella Shields: The Woman Behind the Man

an entertaining cabaret style lecture program with song and dance

Register @  410--516-8516    www.odyssey.jhu.edu


                               Olive Branch Community Church

Sandy Spring, MD  

March 8, 2015  10:30 am



              Emancipation Proclamation: 150 Years Later

                            an oral history performance

      community outreach program of the Sandy Spring Museum


Director: Harriet Lynn of HTAC

  in celebration of 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation in Maryland



March 26- 29, 2015

A celebration of the 100 years of the Peabody Dance program.

Peabody Dance Centennial Celebration Peabody Dance culminates 100 years of excellence and innovation in American dance training. Outstanding guest artists and returning alumni, along with current upper-level Peabody Dance students, will perform exciting works that showcase Peabody's past partnerships with prominent figures such as Antony Tudor and Ted Shawn, among others, and new collaborative works created by our faculty. $40 Adults, $25 Seniors and Students
A reception for Centennial Patrons and special guests to meet the artists will follow this performance on Saturday evening. Patrons also receive VIP seating for the performance. $150 Centennial Patrons; $75 Peabody Dance Alumni Patrons
For tickets, please call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.

Harriet Lynn serves on the Centennial Committee and is script writing and documenting in film and photographs this original living history project, Young Men Dancing on the Shoulders of Giants, a choreographic epic work choreographed by Clay Taliaferro,  in celebration of American male dancers/choreographers legends.

Dancers are young men (ages 9 - 15) chosen from the Estelle Dennis Peabody Dance Program for Boys.

Harriet Lynn serves as the Community Liaison for this program now in its sixth season with now approximately

40 young men who receive tuition free dance training.

Young Men Dancing on the Shoulders of Giants

is a MD Humanities Council sponsored program grant with additional funding support

Society of Dance History Scholars Special Topics Conference

Dance As An Experience:  Progressive Eras Origins and Legacies

March 26 - 29, 2015, Baltimore, MD

Jointly sponsored by Peabody Dance and SDHS

Peabody Dancers Early Years

Heritage Theatre Artists Consortium

85 Ocean Pines Lane

Pebble Beach, CA 93953

  cp:  443-630-5312  fax:  831-250-5443  hlynn@umbc.edu 



Harriet Lynn shares as one of the seven participants in the Chestnut Group of Autumn Leaves produced by Peter Bruun Studios. 

Watch video now available at:


49 words for Harriet Lynn from Kevin Griffin Moreno:

Being yourself is simple. It’s as natural
As the wince Ella Shields would make
Backstage, when she unbound her tired breasts.
So hurry up, put on your face
To face the crowd; press the flesh,
Keep them guessing, try to keep moving
And just let gravity do the rest.

Extra!   Extra! 

Harriet Lynn in

first episode of VEEP Season 4

Premieres April 12, 2015

Julia Louis Dreyfus meets with Joint Chiefs in the Situation Room

Click here for photo (Baltimore Sun, April 5, 2015)


Harriet Lynn


Ella Shields entertaining lecture presentation at

The Woman’s Club of Roland Park

May 7, 2015 

Harriet Lynn

featured in

Maryland Women’s Heritage Center’s

Images & Expressions:  Maryland Women in the Arts

June 11, 2015 - Ongoing Exhibit

Welcome from Yumi Hogan, First Lady of Maryland

Honorary Chair of MD Women in the Arts Event

Harriet Lynn is one  of 60 women artists featured in exhibit for her work in the performing arts & director

Awarded with deep appreciation and leadership in the ARTS to enrich our education, our community, our society, and our individual  lives.

MD Women’s Heritage Center

Harriet Lynn as Ella Shields

Harriet Lynn

Western Art Museum Association Conference 2015

  San Jose, CA

October 24 -27, 2015

Harriet Lynn’s poster session was selected for this year’s annual conference.

A successful oral history performance project entitled:

"Recollections: Life Through Art"

commissioned by the

Baltimore Museum of Art

Produced and directed by Harriet Lynn for the BMA to attract individuals and groups who never or rarely came to visit the museum.

Cast of “Recollections: Life Through Art”

Baltimore Museum of Art


The Carmel Foundation Players

under the direction of Harriet Lynn


Carmel Life Stories

an oral history performance

coming in 2016

Premiere at The Carmel Foundation

In celebration of the Carmel Centennial 2016

Featured in the Pacific Grove’s - Cedar Street Times

a new senior theatre company with members of

The Carmel Foundation - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Poster Session at Western Art Museum Conference 2015 - San Jose, CA

October 24 - 27, 2015