About this Artist
Ari Shapiro is the award-winning co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered, the most listened to radio news program in the United States. As a journalist, he has reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He has covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel, and he has filed stories from dozens of countries and most of the 50 states. Before joining the All Things Considered host team in 2015, he was NPR’s international correspondent based in London. Shapiro joined NPR’s international desk after four years as White House Correspondent during the Obama presidency. In 2012, he embedded with the presidential campaign of Republican Mitt Romney. He was NPR’s Justice Correspondent for five years during the George W. Bush administration.
Ari began performing and recording with Pink Martini in 2008. He has appeared on four of the band’s albums, singing in English, Hebrew, Ladino, Spanish, Arabic, and Armenian. Since his debut with the band at the Hollywood Bowl, he has performed in some of the world’s most storied venues, including the Royal Albert Hall in London, Olympia Hall in Paris, and Carnegie Hall in New York. He has shared a stage with both Chita and Rita (Rivera and Moreno, respectively), among many others. At the Kennedy Center, he has performed as a guest singer in Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce, as a soloist with the Washington Chorus in Igor Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, and as a featured singer in the Washington Ballet’s original production of The Sun Also Rises. He was also featured in the American debut of the play Request Concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In 2016, Ari debuted his original one-man show, Homeward, and has since performed it around the U.S. In 2019, he collaborated with Tony winner Alan Cumming to create Och and Oy: A Considered Cabaret, which they are taking on tour at select locations in the U.S. in 2021/22. He also performs with Pink Martini whenever he gets the chance