Ovation Award Nomination

NEWSFLASH:  Kiss Me Kate Tops 2011 Ovation Award Nominations - including a nomination for me in the Featured Actor in a Musical category! I'm set to take part in an Equity reading of the new musical Ever After (based on the Drew Barrymore film) with a lush score by Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler. Kathleen Marshall is now on board as the director/choreographer.

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The Dancer Project

In June I took part in a workshop of a beautiful new musical at Lincoln Center Theater. The Dancer Project (working title) has a score by Flaherty/ Ahrens, book by Peter Parnell and is directed and choreographed by the incomparable Susan Stroman. Every day was a thrill to spend time with top notch actors like the Boyd Gaines, Karen Ziemba and NYC Ballet principal, Tiler Peck.

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Finding Neverland

G'day! Earlier this month I spent a week on a reading of a new musical by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) based on the film Finding Neverland - which is the story of J.M. Barrie finding the inspiration to write Peter Pan.

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Baryshnikov said "Bravo"

Baryshnikov shook my hand and said, "Bravo!". Gush. It was a good week: A Gala honoring Susan Stroman (More about that later) and five invited performances of a workshop of Jonathan Bernstein and Suzie Misner's, Give Me Up.

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Promises, Promises

It was a crazed end to the year. The last week of Promises, Promises (the show closed a bona fide hit on January 2) was punctuated with a flight to L.A. to join Kristin for two New Years Eve concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall (Google an image of this building - it is amazing.) and a turnaround to get back to New York for the final weekend of shows and celebration.

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Susan Stroman

Susan Stroman, for whom I have spent most of my career working, brings me such joy. She is, quite simply, a great person. I have performed in two Broadway shows and two movies for her as well as last year's Kennedy Center Honors.

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Where Can You Take a Girl

The last month included a performance of Where Can You Take a Girl at the Broadway on Broadway concert. It was a grey old Sunday in Times Square but the fans still turned out and it was a real rush performing the number at the “Crossroads of the Universe”. This month sees a change in our cast as Katie Finneran departs.

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100th Show

Tonight we celebrate our 100th show of Promises, Promises. It’s been an exciting ride since opening in late April. The box office has been booming.

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Rehearsals Begin!

Rehearsals for the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises are underway. We began the week with a meet and greet. So cool to go to work and see Neil Simon, there!

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