May 2008

King Lear Ruled!

I’m thrilled that our production of King Lear at Vermont Stage was a massive hit with both critics and audience members.  The production starred Broadway veteran Donald Grody as the tragic title character.  The entire production was beautifully cast, designed and directed, and the live percussion soundscape took the production to a whole new level.  Playing the Fool was a liberating, eye-opening experience I won’t soon forget.  For reviews, pictures and interviews, please click here.

October 2007

Inspecting Carol at Vermont Stage was shameless fun.

Getting to play a really, really bad actor is one of those treats any actor relishes, and I had a high old time with it.  High point: imagine me playing Dickens’ Tiny Tim while channeling Richard III, add a bad wig and — well, you get the idea.  The plot loosely sets Gogol’s The Inspector General in a struggling regional theater mounting a horribly threadbare production of A Christmas Carol. The audience laughed themselves silly at this warped valentine to the acting profession, and we performers had just as good a time.  For reviews and a picture, please click here.

May 2007

I performed in my 11th consecutive season at the Vermont Young Playwrights Festival.

As always, the students scripts represented an amazing array of styles and topics, and my roles ranged from ultra-realism to far-out fantasy.  Due to financial resource limitations at the theatre, this was my last season with the festival; it’s been a great 11-year run for me!

March 2007

 THE REVIEWS ARE IN!  I starred in Vermont Stage Company’s production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, I Am My Own Wife.

This one-man tour-de-force was my biggest challenge yet, and I was thrilled to perform this great play to such a fantastic response.  The production was beautifully directed by Sara Lampert Hoover, and we are eager to present it at other Equity theatres.   For reviews, pictures and interviews, please click here.

March 2007 Merchant of Venice

The New Audio Recording of The Merchant of Venice is released.

This recording was produced by JBI International, and directed by Elizabeth London.  I play both Salerio and Launcelot Gobbo, and also composed and sang the original music for the song Tell Me Where is Fancy Bred?.  This is a well-spoken, straightforward production with American accents.  It will be made available free on 3 CDs or as an mp3 file to anyone who is visually impaired or physically disabled.  Consult the JBL online catalog at: http://jbilibrary.org/home.html

December 2006

I appeared in Vermont Stage Company’s second annual holiday production of Winter Tales.

The 2005 show sold out and garnered rave reviews, and this year’s show did the same.  This year, I read another sharp, funny and poignant new story by noted Vermont author Chris Bohjalian: “Hark, the K-Mart Angels Sing”, and I also sang holiday favorites.

November 2006

I was elected President of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA).

This not-for-profit organization’s efforts include educational outreach in the form of readings and performances from the works of Lewis Carroll.  Twice a year I go to schools and give free readings from either Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.  If you know a school that would like a reading, or for more information, please visit www.lewiscarroll.org .

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.