2005

2005

  • Dec. 23, 2005-Jan. 15, 2006: Keyboard sub for associate musical director of the national tour of WICKED, at the Kennedy Center. Playing Thurs. 12/29, Sat. 12/31 matinee, Wed. 1/4, Sat. 1/7 matinee, Sun. 1/8 eve. and other dates to be determined.
  • Mon., Dec. 12, 2005, 8:00pm: Pianist for D.C. Cabaret Network open mic night. [see same listings below for more info]
  • Wed., Nov. 30, Dec. 7 & 14, 2005, 7-10pm: Accompanist for Buzz Mauro's musical theater class at the Theatre Lab, Washington, DC.
  • Mon., Nov. 14, 2005, 6-10pm: Pianist-conductor for the annual benefit dinner and auction to support the Theatre Lab, Almas (Shriners) Temple, 1315 K Street NW, Washington, DC (Macpherson Sq. Metro). Info/tix: 202/588-8113.
  • Thurs., Nov. 10, 2005, eve. (rescheduled from July 7 due to London bombings): Accompanying singers Doug Bowles & Cindy Hutchins for a private dinner hosted by Ambassador Lord and Lady Manning at the British Embassy, Washington, DC.
  • Thurs., Oct. 26, 2005, 5:30-7pm: Pianist for the first of this season's Outreach series of "Cocktails and Conversation with Extraordinary Artists," with singers Judy Simmons, Sally Martin and Jim VanSlyke, at the Arts Club of Washington, Monroe House, 2017 I Street NW, Washington, DC (Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro), $15 includes drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres and performance (with Q&A session). Reservations: 202/331-7282 x16.
  • Mon., Oct. 17, 2005, 7:45pm: Pianist for D.C. Cabaret Network open mic night. [see other listings for more info]
  • Sept. 18-21 & Sept. 27-Oct. 11, 2005: Substitute conductor-pianist for the musical URINETOWN at Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, VA (Shirlington exit, I-395). Performances: Tues./Wed. @ 7:30p, Thurs.-Sat. @ 8pm, Sun. at 2 & 7pm. Call tickets.com, 800/955-5566 or 703/218-6500. (Note: Performances began August 16, end Oct. 16. Run is sold out; extra performances Sat. 10/1 & 10/15 @ 3pm).
    • "Signature Theatre serves as headquarters for the shenanigans of this self-consciously silly musical, which finds in the company's converted garage an ideal spiritual home. Signature's 'Urinetown,' in fact, feels tighter and funnier than the New York original." --Peter Marks, The Washington Post.
    • "Four out of four stars! Take a steady stream of irreverent humor, a flood of exceptional performances and a dribble of delicious irony and you�ve got 'Urinetown.' Signature's troupe is almost absurdly talented, at the top of their game both vocally and as actors. You really gotta go."--Jayne Blanchard, The Washington Times.
    • UPDATE: The show received eight 2006 Helen Hayes Awards, including best musical and best musical direction.
  • Sept. 26, 2005, 7pm: Pianist for singer Judy Simmons performing her show, "Cockeyed Optimist," for the In Series, performed at the San Marco Restaurant [now closed], Washington, DC.
  • Sat., Sept. 17, 2005, 3pm: Pianist for Cabaret Showcase sponsored by the D.C. Cabaret Network, as part of Arts on Foot!, at the Warehouse Theater, 1017-1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC (former location of Ruppert's Restaurant, north of Gallery Place/Chinatown or south of Mt. Vernon Metro stops), 202/783-3933. For info: DC Cabaret Network, dccabaretnetwork@hotmail.com.
  • Sun./Mon., Sept. 4-5, 2005 (Labor Day weekend), 6-8pm: Pianist for Cabaret Showcase, as part of the 4th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival, at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
  • July 13-August 21, 2005: Keyboard sub for associate music director in pit orchestra for the national tour of HAIRSPRAY, the Broadway musical based on the John Waters film, at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. Currently subbing in Sat. 7/16 mat., Sat. 7/23 mat., Fri. 7/29, Sat. 7/30 mat., Tues. 8/2, Sat. 8/6 mat. & eve., Sun. 8/7 mat., Thurs. 8/11, Sat. 8/13 mat., Sun. 8/21 mat. & eve.
  • Sat., Aug. 20, 2005: Audition pianist playing callbacks for revival of the Jerry Herman musical, MAME, starring Christine Baranski, at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
  • Mon., Aug. 15, 2005, 7:45pm: Pianist for D.C. Cabaret Network open mic night at the Warehouse Theater, 1017-1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC (former location of Ruppert's Restaurant, north of Gallery Place/Chinatown or south of Mt. Vernon Metro stops), 202/783-3933. $10 cover to sing, free to watch. For info: DC Cabaret Network, dccabaretnetwork@hotmail.com.
  • Mon., Aug. 1, 2005, 7pm: Accompany Buzz Mauro's musical theater class for the Theatre Lab.
  • Sun., July 24, 2005, 1-6pm: Audition pianist for the upcoming premiere regional production of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Studio Theatre, 14th & P Streets NW, Washington, DC.
  • Sat., July 16, 2005, Wed. & Thurs., July 27 & 28, and Sun., July 31 (matinee only): Substitute music director and pianist for the Washington area premiere of the Drama Desk Award-winning song-cycle musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown at Metrostage, 1201 N. Royal St., (Old Town) Alexandria, VA. Tickets: $32-38. Call (703) 548-9044 or 1-800-494-TIXS. Curtain at 8pm, except Sun. (2pm). Running time is 90 min., no intermission.
  • Mon., July 25, 2005, 7:45pm: Pianist for DC Cabaret Network open mic night at the Warehouse Theater, 1017-1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC (former location of Ruppert's Restaurant, north of Gallery Place/Chinatown or south of Mt. Vernon Metro stops), 202/783-3933. $10 cover to sing, free to watch. For info: DC Cabaret Network, dccabaretnetwork@hotmail.com.
  • Sat., July 2, Sun. July 3, Wed., July 6, and Sat. July 16, 2005: Substitute music director and pianist for the Washington area premiere of the Drama Desk Award-winning song-cycle musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown at Metrostage, 1201 N. Royal St., (Old Town) Alexandria, VA. Tickets: $32-38. Call (703) 548-9044 or 1-800-494-TIXS. Curtain at 8pm, except Sun. (2pm & 7pm). Running time is 90 min., no intermission.
  • Mon., June 20, 2005, 7:45pm: Pianist for DC Cabaret Network open mic night at the Warehouse Theater, 1017-1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC (former location of Ruppert's Restaurant, north of Gallery Place/Chinatown or south of Mt. Vernon Metro stops), 202/783-3933. $10 cover to sing, free to watch.
  • Mon., June 6, 2005, 6:45pm: Accompanied for George Fulginiti-Shakar's music theater audition class at Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.
  • Thurs.-Sat., June 3-5 (closing night), 2005: Keyboards (sub) in pit orchestra for national tour of the Huck Finn musical, BIG RIVER, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC.
  • May 27-29, 2005: Performed with the Whiffenpoofs, an cappella group I sang with in college, at the Class of 1980 reunion, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Produced the 25th anniversary edition re-issue of the original LP recording, available from Mainely A Cappella.
  • Sun., May 15, 2005, 7pm:Pianist for Doug Bowles and Cindy Hutchins, in "Americans in Paris," part of the Vive le Cabaret series, sponsored by the D.C. Cabaret Network, and the "Paris on the Potomac" festival, also featuring Debra Tidwell, sponsored by the D.C. Cabaret Network, at the new Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC. $20, includes wine/cheese tasting at 5:30PM. Call 202/399-7993 for tickets.
  • Mon. eve., Apr. 18, 2005: Accompanying featured performers, D.C. Cabaret Network, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, H Street NE, Washington, DC.
  • Sat., Apr. 16, 2005, 10am-6pm: Pianist for annual musical casting call at Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, VA (Shirlington exit, I-395). Equity actors may call 703/820-9771 to reserve an audition slot starting Fri. 4/8; all others must arrive early on the day-of to sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis. (Will also play a special open call for students at Catholic Univ. on Fri. 4/15, approx. 4-6pm.)
  • Fri.-Wed., March 18-23, 2005, 7:30pm: Keyboards (emergency sub) in pit orchestra for national tour of the Huck Finn musical, BIG RIVER, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC.
  • Mon., February 21, 2005, 7:30pm: Pianist for DC Cabaret Network open mic and tsunami relief benefit at the Warehouse Theater, 1017-1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC (former location of Ruppert's Restaurant, north of Gallery Place/Chinatown or south of Mt. Vernon Metro stops), 202/783-3933.
  • Fri., March 18, 2005, 6-7pm: Music director and accompanist for "Accentuate the Positive," with cabaret singers Judy Simmons, Cindy Hutchins & Doug Bowles, in a program of American WWII standards, as part of "A New America: the 1940's and the Arts," the Kennedy Center, Millenium Stage, Washington, DC, free. Also broadcast and archived on the Internet, click here (54 mins., requires Real Player).
  • Mon., Feb. 14, 2005, 7:00pm: Accompanied for George Fulginiti-Shakar's music theater audition class at Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.
  • Mon., January 24, 2005, 7:30pm: Pianist for DC Cabaret Network open mic night at the Warehouse Theater, 1017-1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC (former location of Ruppert's Restaurant, north of Gallery Place/Chinatown or south of Mt. Vernon Metro stops), 202/783-3933. Pay-what-you-can to participate, free to watch.
  • Thurs. eve., January 20, 2005: Accompany singer Stephen Carter-Hicks on double bill with Mary Wilson (The Supremes) for a private inaugural event, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
  • Sun., January 16, 2005, 9:30am-12:30pm: Accompany Syracuse University music theatre department auditions in Washington, DC.
  • Sat., Jan. 8, 2005: Keyboards in orchestra for the 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONCERT of Signature Theatre, to benefit its educational programs. Benefit concert to take place at Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Va. Community College (Alexandria campus), 3001 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311-5097. Tickets: Call tickets.com, 800/955-5566 or 703/218-6500.