Jessica Fleitman and I are honored to have been asked to contribute a song to The Wellsongs Project. This one-night-only event is a special concert of original songs composed for and about children with special needs and their families, with Broadway singers lending their voices for charity. Directed by Michael Unger and music direction by Michael J. Moritz Jr.
Date: May 23, 2016 - 7:00pm . Location: The York Theatre, 619 Lexington Avenue, NYC.
Lori Hammel recorded a new song that Pamela Weiler Grayson and I wrote. If winter happens this coming year, we'll be ready for it! Recorded at Macintyre Music, with Reed Robins.
Hey Baltimore and DC friends, I'm pretty excited that some of my orchestrations will be backing up Sutton Foster when she sings in concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra! Performances Thursday through Sunday, Feb 18-21, in both Baltimore and Strathmore, near DC.
As part of the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, I was commissioned to compose the music for a new hymn with text by Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. J. Barrie Shepherd. The hymn was introduced Jan 24, 2016, to mark the beginning of the year-long celebration - also the day after the record-setting blizzard.
On January 18, 2016 at 7PM, Burning Up! - a 10-minute musical I co-wrote with Pamela Weiler Grayson will be performed in the third annual Sound Bites Festival. Our fantastic cast consists of Lori Hamel, Danielle Sacks, Herman Sebek, and Allan K. Washington with Alice Jankell directing. For tickets and more information, click here to go to the Sound Bites Festival Page!
In this short musical comedy, a New York City couple awake one morning, burning up with fevers, while their babysitter and their handyman are sizzling with a fever of a different kind. Chaos and Kleenex reign, in this classic yet contemporary tale of love and flu-like symptoms.
Christiana Cole and I wrote and recorded a song together - about her fear of traveling back in time. She sings it (and rocks it as always) with Aaron Phillips singing backup (and rocking it, too!). Check it out!
On August 6th, I had several orchestrations on Sutton Foster's concert with the New York Pops at Forest Hills Stadium. Here's a link to one of them below:
For most of last week, I was in performing mode at Vermont College of Fine Arts, playing genre-busting compositions by the VCFA MFA students, as part of the program's Crossover Ensemble, an incredible band including the violinist Fung Chern Hwei, and several beyond-phenomenal members of Bang On a Can. Lots of fun, kept me on my toes! Rick Baitz has put together an amazing program and group of teachers, students, and ensembles.
I get to sneak onto a concert of amazing female musical theater songwriters, thanks to my collaborator, Jessica Fleitman. A song we wrote together will be featured on this program, sung by once again by the amazing Christiana Cole and Arri Simon. Click here for a great write up at Broadway World, and click here to order tickets!
This coming Monday, April 6, I’ll be a competitor/composer at TUNE in TIME: New York's Musical Theatre Game Show - There are lots of amazing, talented people on the list of competitors/collaborators that night - yikes! Also, at the beginning of the evening, a song Jessica Fleitman and I wrote will be sung by the always phenomenal Christiana Cole.
April 6, 7:30, York Theatre, NYC - come on down! Info at this link: http://www.yorktheatre.org/tune-in-time.html
And there's a nice article in Broadway World - here.