Oh How Fond-I’m Of Sondheim


Booked a gig at the Huntington Theatre in Boston. They’re bringing the British production of Merrily We Roll Along (won all kinds of awards over there a few years ago) to the States, and yours truly is playing Jerome the lawyer and understudying Charlie. 

Really excited about this one. Back at Carnegie-Mellon in the 80’s, we were all Sondheim nerds. But aside from a Sunday in the Park right after college, I haven’t had the chance to sing his music in a paid legit gig. I did get to meet the man himself, briefly, at the recording session for the Tyne Daly



Had the privilege of taking part again in the annual Script Reading Event for the New School’s School of Media Studies. Five winning screenplays were selected from dozens of submission, and twelve-minute excerpts from each of the winning scripts were performed by a cast of five actors in a live reading. An interesting hybrid of film and theatre, and a great playground for the actors. We sometimes played three or four different characters in the same scene, and had to make strong clear character choices to mark the distinctions.

So, I Might Have Done This Thing….


Got another out-of-the-blue offer a few weeks back. A couple days of principal work on a big time movie. Not a huge part, hopefully won't end up on the cutting room floor. But it was a big enough deal to make me excited to share the news with everyone.

Well, there's this little thing called a Non-Disclosure Agreement. In the age of social media, studios are working harder than ever to control their publicity and minimize any leaks about production. I thought it was kinda silly, but as I sat in the makeup trailer next to... um... someone who MAY have won an Oscar, I texted Joey about it. …

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