Harvey "Frzy" Daniels

Harvey “Frzy” Daniels is a 2018 Emmy Award winner, 2020 Guinness World Record holder, and 2020 a member of The Recording Academy/Grammys.

Frzy was introduced to The Lindsay Theater in 2019 on a scouting visit for a music video he later shot there. An East Liberty native, Frzy says one of his proudest moments was performing his Emmy-winning, original hip hop version of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. The segment broke ratings records for PBS/WQED in a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. This accomplishment led to Jan. 11, 2019, being proclaimed Frzy Day in Allegheny County.

The writer and artist who jumpstarted his career by winning notable rap battles now owns a national performance resume that includes Nelly/Naughty by Nature, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Machine Gun Kelly, Wale and many more. He is also a spokesman for the Subway Melt and the face of Steve Madden’s Self-Made national campaign.

In addition to writing and performing, Frzy spends time focused on the development of young artists and other charitable causes. He has addressed students at Harvard Law, Berklee College of Music and Carnegie Mellon University, as well as at area high schools. He belongs to the Artists Initiative Against Hunger and Poverty, part of the charity WhyHunger, supported by Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, K. Michelle and many others. In 2018, Frzy headlined a sold-out benefit Concert for Unity that raised $50,000 for the Tree of Life Synagogue, along with Dan+Shay and in collaboration with Warner Brothers Entertainment and STAR 100.7 FM.