Let me tell you a bit about myself. I come from Everywhere, USA (in order: Connecticut, Illinois, Wisconsin, California, Pennsylvania, New York). Too far back? Okay, fine. Currently I live in New York City with my wife and dog and work as an actor, singer, narrator and pianist. I am a passionate performer and storyteller and am fascinated by communicating to audiences through different mediums. For a time after college, I pursued music and toured with the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble, Chanticleer. However, I realized I craved a more theatrically based performance path, so I left Chanticleer to pursue my MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama ('17). I also began recording audiobooks for ACX which opened up an entire industry of exciting possibility and opportunity! I have around twenty credits to my name available, which you can explore over here.
The NEw School
While enrolled at The New School, I had the opportunity to play numerous roles, including Sammy "Mammy" Wurlitzer (right) in Brecht/Weill's Happy End. Other favorite roles include Brutus in Julius Caesar, Gary in David Greig's 8000M, Henry VI/Edward in Henry VI Part 3, and Sam in Caryl Churchill's Drunk Enough to say I Love You. I also had the distinct pleasure of working with Pavlina Dokovska as a narrator for Mannes Sounds Festivals performances of Aaron Jay Kernis' "The Four Seasons of Italian Futurist Cuisine," and of a musical celebration of the life of Václav Havel.
As I mentioned, before grad school I sang with Chanticleer. See? That's me on the right (below). I was with the group for three seasons, performing in over 300 concerts on incredible stages across the globe, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, in China, in Singapore and in 47 of the 48 contiguous United States. I also appear on four of Chanticleer's live concert recordings and two of their studio albums (check out Someone New, I'm particularly proud of that one!).
The Present and Future
My favorite part of being an interdisciplinary performing artist is that things never seem to get boring. In May of 2018, I made an unexpected debut at Carnegie Hall, I was my wife's private pianist and vocal coach as she prepared the role of Blanche in Andre Previn's opera A Streetcar Named Desire, and I sang backup for Madonna at the Met Gala! In June, I get to revisit Henry VI and Edward at the Artist's Co-op (for more info visit our gofundme) and run my second Spartan Race of the year. Then, in July, I will teach acting, singing and choir at Bard Preparatory School's Summer Camp. Beyond that, I look forward to finding out!