Crooner extraordinaire Harry Connick Jr. will take his place at the judges’ table of “American Idol” in January. If you’re a fan, you won’t need to wait that long to catch him. The Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards-winning singer and actor will bring the best of his incredible career to Oklahoma in November. Connick plays the Oklahoma Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave., at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $55-$65. He’ll move to the Hard Rock Tulsa Hotel & Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St., in Catoosa for an engagement at the Joint, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Tickets to the performance are $84-$125. As a multiplatinum recording artist of great American standards, Connick is a tall drink of nostalgia. As a Broadway star, he’s a reminder of what debonair used to be. And because he’ll endure a line of “Idol” hopefuls between now and Christmas while seated next to J Lo, Connick is our hero. Get the tickets at www.okcciviccenter.com and at www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com.