Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Grandpa - Church's Chicken - Commercial Ad

My first commercial.  Ice has been broken

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

How to Warm up in Public

When I see posts like this I really love to pass them on to fellow actors.  This one is by a vocal coach Andrew Byrne in New York that shows you how to warm up in public.  Really simple but great.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Scene From BIG HEAT filmed for University of Chicago

I was asked to film a scene from the Film Noir Classic  BIG SLEEP for a group of students from University of Chicago.  It was hosted by DePaul Film School where they recreated the set, which was a big surprise for me and fellow actor Guy Wicke. It was a lot of fun and I played the Lieutenant who scolds Glen Ford's character for hassling a cop's widow.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

DAMN YANKEES start up for me at Light Opera Works

My First Big Boy musical experience started last night with the Read-Thru of the Light Opera Work's DAMN YANKEES.  We have already had one rehearsal for music.  And I know not all the music got covered so last night a lot of people had to sing solely on their own reviewing of the music before the read-thru.  Not bad for winging it on your own but that is our job I guess.  But I am enjoying finally doing a musical where everybody can dance, sing and act not matter what gender.  There are more guys in this show than women, which is a first for me having done many musicals at CenterStage in Lake Forest.

Preparing songs drives me crazy but finally found a guy online that will do my rehearsal tracks for me and is really economical.  Manhattan Vocal Coach Stephen Purdy.   Really nice to have an accompanist experience before walking into the room.

June 7-15, 2014
Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson, Evanston, IL

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Golden Boy a big fun Night

Golden Boy  was brilliant last night at 773 Building as part of the PorchLight Remembers Series.  We staged the show over 6 nights with a cut up musical score and limited dancing.  Chuck Smith directed the merry band.  But audience loved it.  And it such a cool musical.  Starred Sammy Davis Junior who devoted three years to the initial project.    Great songs.  Michael Weber gave a great history of the musical and it very highs and lows.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MINI Win!!

Got called back on my first commercial audition for TRIDENT.  Was put on HOLD but didn't get it.

The win is getting to callbacks.  Really happy.

Friday, January 31, 2014


Great opening night and this show really touches people in so many ways.   Michael Wollner is great along with Corie Woods and  Antonio Z.  Many friends coming to see it.  Thought it would not be the most interesting of the shows but people are really moved by it.  

Starting work on a WebTV program  HITTING THE WALL which is a COMEDY!!!

Friday, January 24, 2014

First Preview a great success. DOUBTING THOMAS

WELL  we had 20 ministers show up for the preview last night and they seemed to be locked in.  There was that one or two that had some issues with the topics.  Playwright got into it with a wayward Lutheran minister, so that was exciting.  But people in the cast and staff really getting wrapped up in to show and the topics it brings up.  Or "dredges up" as one of my cast mates has indication.  Really excited to open tonight.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CAST at Porchlight in GOLDEN BOY

Yay, got cast in my first musical at PORCHLIGHT Theatre doing GOLDEN BOY.  Porchlights Revisits program.   Character ROXY--which looks like a lot of comic relief.  


Book by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing!) and William Gibson (The Miracle Worker)
Lyrics by Lee Adams (Bye, Bye Birdie, Applause)
Music by Charles Strouse (Annie, Rags)
Directed by Chuck Smith  Music Direction by Austin Cook 
One performance ONLY! Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Created for the great Sammy Davis Jr. and based on the classic play of the same name by Odets, it is the story of “Joe Wellington,” a young man from Harlem who, despite his family's objections, turns to prizefighting as a means of escaping his ghetto roots and finding fame and fortune while tragically falling in love with the girlfriend of his manager.