Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Added date :)

With special guests Wesley Taylor, Lili Cooper, Alice Lee, and Blake Daniel

Wesley will not be returning for the 27th, so I'm working out another guest as well :)

Get your tickets!!

EDIT: The picture is fixed. Let's just say updating a photoshopped image after a long rehearsal and a few glasses of wine is never a good idea.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sold Out

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

I'm thrilled to announce that my August 17th concert has sold out!

I cannot believe how quickly the show sold out. Thank you to everyone that purchased tickets!

If you didn't purchase tickets yet...

I have good news!!!

There will indeed be a second show. Joe's Pub is having me back shortly after that date.

Update: The show will most likely be the 27th of August. I will post details here as soon as everything is set.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Recently, Stever Robbins, host of "The Get-It-Done Guy" Podcast, wrote me about a blog entry I made back in June 2006. It was my first entry.

I wrote, "I have never let attractive and safe packages presented to me influence my decisions. To be honest, a "safe" decision usually scares me the most. Safe is boring, unproductive, and predictable. I just got back from a year of training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in a post-graduate program. This is something I chose for myself over a wide range of options most actors my age would have killed for."

It's been a while since I've thought about that summer. It was a ballsy move for me. Thankfully, it has worked out.

Stever contacted me because someone had written to him asking about pursuing dreams and when to give up on them. Stever interviewed me to talk about my experiences in New York City and how not giving up on my dreams has worked for me.

You can hear his thought-provoking podcast on the topic here

And my rather candid interview with him here

It was a pleasure talking to Stever. The interview came at good time for me. I needed to take some of my own advice! Having grand expectations and setting goals for one's self can be dangerous. You can set yourself up for failure. Instead, I believe in following your gut and constantly having faith in your dreams. I know with enough passion and drive, you can make things happen.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Joe's Pub

Okay...So now that things are clear.

I am indeed doing a show at Joe's Pub.

I am thrilled. This is something that I've been trying to put together for months. I am so excited to see all the pieces falling into place.

I'm planning on a night of Rock, R&B, and Soul classics. Expect songs from Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding...but also contemporary hits from artists like James Morrison and Paolo Nutini.

Info on guests to come!!!

Please, please, PLEASE buy tickets. I am so excited and I want it to be a packed house!

Playbill Article

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Back To the City

I had a wonderful two weeks at The O’Neill. Working on Picnic at Hanging Rock was a terrific experience. The show grew so much in the two weeks we worked on it. I am so happy that I was able to be apart of such a beautiful piece.

I must admit I’m having a hard time readjusting to city life. My little dog, Jacob, who spent his two weeks at my parent’s home in the country, also misses the great outdoors.

I really needed the two weeks away. I love New York City but every now and then I feel like the walls are closing in on me. Spending two weeks by the beach, working on new material, gave me a much-needed breath of fresh air. I will miss the creative process and running out to the Hammock to learn new music!

The cast was wonderful. They are all people I would hate to lose touch with. Watching Laila Robbins act was better than a master class at LAMDA. We all had an incredible time together. Several of us took a ferry out to Block Island and spent the day riding bikes to the beaches there. I hadn’t been there since I was a kid. It was so nice to go back with such good company.

Daniel Zaitchik has a huge future ahead of him. His music is stunning. I really hope Picnic at Hanging Rock finds a home in New York City. The score needs to be heard. The book has really taken on new life as well. Daniel made some extreme changes before the final reading that really helped make everything clearer to those not familiar with the source material. If they would have me back, I would drop everything to do the show.

Speaking of Daniel, he has a show coming up on Monday at Joe’s Pub. You should check it out. Info

Speaking of Joe’s pub…

Nah, I shouldn’t tease…especially when the details haven’t been worked out yet.

Oh, and incase you’re wondering. I did meet Jason (Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters).

…I nearly crapped my pants.