December 2005

I’m delighted to say that Vermont Stage Company asked me back to appear in their original holiday production, Winter Tales.

The show sold out and garnered rave reviews.  Looks like the start of a great holiday tradition for the theatre!  I read a funny, sharp and wise story written especially for the occasion by noted Vermont author Chris Bohjalian.

October 2005

FOREIGNER X3!  I played Charlie in Vermont Stage Company’s production of The Foreigner.

This was my third production of this great comedy, and I found new surprises with the Vermont Stage cast.  Artistic Director Mark Nash, who directed Waiting for Godot, directed me again for this show, which was a huge critical and box office hit — the highest percentage of tickets sold per night of any play in the company’s 12 year history!  For reviews, photos and an interview, please click here.

May 2005

I performed in my 9th consecutive year at the Vermont Young Playwrights Festival.

This year’s roles included a shy guy on a blind date with a shrew, Adam, a suspected jewel thief, Satan on the Dating Game, and a lowlife, motel-hopping vampire with poor taste in after-life partners.  Some memorable roles!

October 2003

I presented the first work-in-progress reading of my new 3-actor full-length version of Through the Looking-Glass Darkly — a Dream Play about Lewis Carroll at NYU’s Fales Library to an audience of over 50 Carroll experts, assisted by actors Tim Sheahan and Elizabeth London.  The response was terrific!

May 2003

I appeared in my 7th consecutive year at the Vermont Young Playwrights Festival

I appeared in 5 winning scripts, as well as cold readings.  My roles ranged from a sweet uncle who spoke only Polish to a singing bank robber to an orthodontist hooked on laughing gas.  Who could ask for anything more?  While there we also presented a private reading of my translation “The Sole Heir”, which was very well received.

I also performed in the Hunter College Playwriting Showcase.  This program is taught by Tina Howe, who presided over the public presentation of the final selected scenes from new works.

November 2002

I appeared as Njegus in Knoxville Opera’s production of The Merry Widow.

I was delighted to make my first appearance with an opera company, performing the speaking role of Njegus, the wily personal secretary and general problem-solver in Knoxville Opera Company’s fall production of Franz Lehar’s classic operetta.  Francis Graffeo was the conductor, and Roger Stephens was the director.  The production was done in the style of a live radio show, and also rebroadcast later in the month on a local radio station.  Special thanks to Actors Equity in NYC and AFTRA in Nashville for making this possible.