professional showbiz hyphenate since 1993

actor-puppeteer-singer-voiceover artist-so much more

i love you because

original Off-Broadway production

Village Theatre

January 19 - May 21, 2006

book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham

music by Joshua Saltzman

directed by Dan Kutner

original cast recording available on CD


MARCY: Farah Alvin

AUSTIN: Colin Hanlon

JEFF: David Austin

DIANA: lil' ol' me

NYC WOMAN: Courtney Balan

NYC MAN: Jordan Leeds


Jaclyn Huberman

Barrett Hall

L-R: Courtney Balan, David A. Austin, Colin Hanlon, Jordan Leeds, me

Photo credits: Joan Marcus


This was the show that I left AVENUE Q to do. Here are some of the reasons why:

     * I got to work with choreographer Chris Gatelli… before he got his Tony, but I knew back then it was just a matter of time.

     * I got to sing that great score.

     * I got to be onstage without a puppet, which sometimes is nice for no other reason than you can easily brush your stray hairs away.

     * There were good folks involved.

     * I'd done some readings and I liked how the project was shaping up.

     * They asked me.

No matter what anyone says, you cannot predict the success or failure of any creative venture. I rolled the dice and I have no regrets.

with David A. Austin

with Farah Alvin