Wonderful new fan art of Gotham’s Mr. Penn!

I have been so bowled over by the kindness and generous spirit of Gotham fans. And I continue to be humbled and delighted by their talent, as well. Have a look at this wonderful new rendering of my Mr. Penn character. It’s by Ana Godinho, and you can see more of her wonderful work here. […]

Private Performance of Work-in-Progress Immersive Musical “Whisper Darkly”

Even while Gotham shooting was wrapping up, another cool project appeared.  I was delighted when my beloved director buddy DJ Salisbury (who directed me in The Mystery of Edwin Drood last January) asked me to take part in a private staged reading of the new, immersive musical “cocktail” he’s creating with composer Andrew Gerle.  It’s called Whisper Darkly, and […]

My First Video Game Role is in Red Dead Redemption II!

Another fun (and top secret) project that came out at last in autumn of 2018 was the massive hit video game Red Dead Redemption II. I had great fun in my one day of motion-capture shooting; it’s such a fascinating process, and I can’t wait to do more! I only appear briefly in one segment as […]

Fun TV Comedy Pilot “The Genius”

While my incredible experience with Gotham may have taken up a lot of psychic space in 2018, I did fit in a few other fun projects before the year ended. One such project last autumn was a short TV comedy pilot called The Genius.  I played Carlton McGibbons, the wealthy, well-meaning, and remarkably naive head of a […]

The Epic Season 5 Premiere of Gotham Will Blow Your Mind

When the Fox network made the decision to order only 10 episodes of Gotham instead of the expected full 22-episode season, and when they further announced this would be the show’s final season, I was heartbroken, along with Gotham fans around the world.  I knew the producers and writers had planned all along for seven full […]

Writing the Rockies 2018 Opera Workshop Was a Huge Success

In 2017, as part of the superb Writing the Rockies conference, I directed a staged reading of Act I of the new opera-in-progress Lottie Silks by librettist Enid Holden and composer Justus (Jay) Parrotta. This year, I worked extensively with Enid on revisions to the libretto for Act II, to deepen the characterizations, simplify the storytelling, […]

Fantastic Fan Art of Mr. Penn in Gotham!

Wow.  As if the fan mail and autograph requests weren’t enough, now a couple of artists on social media have created fan art images of my character Mr. Penn from Gotham.  These images couldn’t be more different in style, but they both capture an element of Mr. Penn.  I’m so impressed, and also grateful these talented […]

Turncoat: My Latest Audiobook Sheds New Light On Infamous Traitor Benedict Arnold

I’m thrilled to share that my latest title for Recorded Books, Turncoat, is now available, and it’s a cracking good tale. It’s also true.  Award-winning historian Stephen Brumwell turns his expert eye on infamous American traitor Benedict Arnold; he offers new evidence and a compelling argument as to the real reasons behind Arnold’s betrayal of […]

My Last Appearance in Gotham Season 4 was Memorable

In case you haven’t followed my Gotham saga, it’s been an incredible and wonderful ride.  Last summer, I auditioned for and was cast as Mr. Cobblepot’s (aka The Penguin) craven and fussy bookkeeper Mr. Penn for three scenes in last fall’s Season Premiere. That first episode magically led to a total of seven episodes across Season […]

New Audiobook “The Kevin Show” Revisits an Incredible True Story

Back in 2016, I was honored when Olympic athlete Kevin Hall chose me to narrate his remarkable autobiography, Black Sails, White Rabbits.  If you haven’t already listened to it, Kevin is a terrific, honest writer, and his story sounds like something Hollywood might have made up–but it’s all real. While I was down at Riverside Theatre […]