News, Notes and Upcoming Gigs

SIMPLY SONDHEIM available through March 26th!

I’m delighted to announce that I’m appearing in Signature Theatre’s SIMPLY SONDHEIM, the first production in its Signature Features 2021 Season. Starring 12 singers and an orchestra of 16, Simply Sondheim includes over 30 songs from the composer’s canon, and was filmed over the course of three days in Signature’s MAX Theatre with multiple safety protocols in place. Some of you may recall that I was in the premiere of SIMPLY SONDHEIM in 2015, as part of Signature’s 25th anniversary season. It was a special limited run, never to be performed again – but Sondheim was kind enough to allow Signature to produce it, in this special filmed version.

SIMPLY SONDHEIM features Broadway performers Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiffer, Conrad Ricamora and Emily Skinner, and Washington-based talent Nicholas McDonough, Christopher Mueller, Katie Mariko Murray, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Paul Scanlan, Awa Sal Secka, Bobby Smith – and me! It’s directed and choreographed by Signature’s Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, with music direction by Jon Kalbfleisch.

Simply Sondheim will be available to stream from February 2 through March 26 in HD on Marquee TV, an on-demand streaming platform dedicated to global arts and culture. Signature Features subscribers will receive early access to streaming on January 30. Single stream tickets will be available to purchase for $35 beginning February 2 and subscriptions are available now for $200. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased at SigTheatre.org. The show will be available to stream for 72 hours after patron’s initial viewing has begun.

Keeping busy

Just to cheer things up, here’s a little bit of nunsense (see what I did there?) I recorded for my friends at Olney Theatre Center. I hope you enjoy it (watch through the end for a special message from Olney Artistic Director Jason Loewith):

Up Next – Who Knows?

It’s hard to say what will happen next on the acting front. Best guesses anticipate a return to semi-normal theatrical experiences in summer 2021. Fingers are most definitely crossed…