2017 was a whirlwind, to say the least, and it doesn't look like the new year ahead shows any signs of slowing down. I've got a lot of exciting projects on the slate. No rest for the wicked? Who's to say.
This month I'll join musical theatre colleagues from higher education and training programs around the country, and world, in Orlando for our annual Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance winter conference steering a panel on musical theatre curriculum and development. Looking forward to enjoying a respite from this blustery winter weather we've been having in Michigan.
January and February bring me back behind the keys as music director for Farmers Alley Theatre's production of Lucas Hnath's powerful play with music, The Christians.
Friend, and collaborator, Tyler Houchins (Philly based singer/actor/cabaret artist extraordinaire) and I have shelved a previously announced project but are in the process of reworking a prior incarnation of the Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers catalog that I had planned to present as a solo piece, now for two voices. Look for a Philly performance early in the new year.
Southeastern Theatre Conference brings me to Mobile in March for their annual convention where I'll be offering up two presentations, "Following The Road Signs: Performance Through Song Analysis" and "Vocal Boundaries: Singing Successfully Across Styles."
And, I'll welcome in the spring with a long overdue return to NYC in a solo performance directed by the brilliant Stearns Matthews, more buzz about that soon.