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professional showbiz hyphenate since 1993

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

more of my off-broadway work

THE WINTER'S TALE

Musical Adaptation by Todd Almond

Conceived and Directed by Lear deBessonet


New York Public Theatre: Public Works

Delacorte Theatre

September 5-7, 2014


ROLE: Cookie (part of SESAME STREET's cameo appearance)

PLEASE NOTE: This photo makes me look like I had a major role. I did not. I spoke three words and then screamed.

SEEN IN PICTURE (L-R): Monster, Tyler Bunch, Elmo, Ryan Dillon, Cookie Monster, David Rudman, Cookie, me, Abby Cadabby, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Grover, Eric Jacobson, Peter Linz (in Big Bird)

COMMENT: Some people make their Delacorte debuts carrying a spear. I carried a cookie. I hope this isn't the last time I grace this stage.

PHOTO CREDIT: JOAN MARCUS


PHOTO CREDIT: CAROL ROSEGG


PHOTO CREDIT: BEN STROTHMANN


PHOTO CREDIT: BEN STROTHMANN


PHOTO CREDIT: CAROL ROSEGG


PHOTO CREDITS: JOAN MARCUS


GREED: A MUSICAL FOR OUR TIMES

Music and Lyrics by Michael Roberts

Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Scott


New World Stages

March 19 - April 19, 2014


ROLE: Stephanie

PLEASE NOTE: We played three shows a week, so there were only 15 Off-Broadway performances at New World Stages.

(We also did 15 showcase performances at the Playroom Theatre in February, 2014.)

TOP LEFT (clockwise from top): James Donegan, me, Julia Burrows, Neal Mayer

TOP RIGHT (L-R): Julia Burrows, me, Neal Mayer

BOTTOM RIGHT (L-R): James Donegan, Julia Burrows, me, Neal Mayer

BOTTOM LEFT (L-R): Julia Burrows, Neal Mayer, me

COMMENT: I enjoyed playing with these people and being completely wacky with 'em.

Directed by Kevin Del Aguila


Theatreworks/USA Free Summer Theatre

Lucille Lortel Theatre

July 16 - August 18, 2006


ROLE: Woman #4

SEEN IN PICTURE ON THE LEFT (TOP L-R): Nick Blaemire, David Austin,

Carla Woods, Aurelia Williams

(BOTTOM L-R): Farah Alvin, me

COMMENT: Quite possibly the sweatiest job I've ever had. But a fun one.

STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG

Created by Brian Henson and Patrick Bristow


Union Square Theatre

MY RUN: June 16-26, 2010


ROLE: Substitute Puppet Improvisor

PLEASE NOTE: I only did nine performances of this show in the middle of its Off-Broadway run, so there are no photos of me in it.

COMMENT: I did plenty of improv shows in college, and I don't get stage fright. Still, this was a little scary… and very fulfilling.

IT MUST BE HIM

A play with music, by Kenny Solms

Songs by Larry Grossman (music) and Ryan Cunningham (lyrics)

Directed by Dan Kutner

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

August 24 - September 26, 2010


ROLE: Joan and Liz

PLEASE NOTE: Don't be fooled by the dual roles. Both were miniscule.

SEEN IN PICTURE (TOP L-R): Me, Jonathan C. Kaplan, Ryan Duncan,

Jessica Tyler Wright, Ed Staudenmayer

(MIDDLE L-R): John Treacy Egan, Harris Doran, Patrick Cummings, Bob Ari

BOTTOM: Liz Torres, Peter Scolari, Alice Playten

COMMENT: I got to wear the ugliest costume in the show. We got blistering reviews. But it was one of the most gifted ensembles I've ever been part of. I was lucky to get this gig.

THE MAD SHOW

Based on Mad Magazine

Book by Larry Siegel and Stan Hart

Lyrics by Marshall Barer, Larry Siegel and Stan Hart

Music by Mary Rodgers

Directed by Carl Andress


York Theatre: Musicals in Mufti

July 29-31, 2011


ROLE: Linda (as in Lavin)

PLEASE NOTE: Yes, my role was the one who sings "The Boy From."

SEEN IN PICTURE (L-R): Chris Hoch, Tally Sessions, Matt Castle (in back at piano)

Steven Strafford, me, Christine Pedi

COMMENT: We kept the show as it was written in 1966 and it was wonderful. Big fun. Plus I got to meet the great Mary Rodgers.

TOMFOOLERY

The Words and Music of Tom Lehrer

Adapted by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray

Musical Arrangements by Chris Walker and Robert Fisher

Directed by Pamela Hunt


York Theatre: Musicals in Mufti

October 28-30, 2011


ROLE: Woman

PLEASE NOTE: The boys I got to play with were spectacular.

SEEN IN PICTURE (L-R): Michael McCormick, Josh Grisetti, me, Ben Liebert

COMMENT: Not only was it a joy to sing these great songs, but this show also gave me the opportunity to finally hone in on a decent Irish dialect.

CARNIVAL

Music & Lyrics by Bob Merill

Book by Michael Stewart

Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall


City Center Encores!

February 7-10, 2002


ROLE: Puppeteer

PLEASE NOTE: I was never seen nor heard onstage. My job (and John Tartaglia's as well) was to make it seem like Brian Stokes Mitchell and David Costabile could puppeteer behind the playboard. But I put on makeup just for the curtain call.

SEEN IN PICTURE: Me and Carrot Top, one of four puppets in the show designed by Ed Christie and built by the Jim Henson Company's workshop

COMMENT: I got my Equity card on this show.

I also sang and danced along with the ensemble numbers offstage, even though I was not miked, and was never asked to do so, because I ached to be out there.

Musically adapted by:

Jeremy Desmon & Patrick Dwyer

Kirsten Childs

Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx

Arthur Perlman & Jeffrey Lunden

Jordan Allen-Dutton & Erik Weiner

Mindi Dickstein & Daniel Messé

Faye Greenberg & David Evans

Based on the books:

IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE by Laura Joffe Numeroff

AMAZING GRACE by Mary Hoffman

BORREGUITA AND THE COYOTE by Verna Aardema

IMOGENE’S ANTLERS by David Small

MARTHA SPEAKS by Susan Meddaugh

MASTER MAN by Aaron Shepard

MATH CURSE by Jon Scieszka

OWEN by Kevin Henkes

IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE...

AND OTHER STORYBOOKS

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