I believe that a fundamental component of being a creative artist is self-delusion. My own began in 2003 when I saw a terrible musical that had made it all the way to production with a large cast and orchestra, and thought, phht — I can do better than that. That phrase, and the phht noise […]
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Composer Joy Son and I met in the Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop — and never got to write together. We stayed in touch, however, and when we finally had a chance to collaborate, it was a blast. Joy can simply write anything and make it fresh and beautiful. Each song we produced was different, […]
TCM ran a couple of the Leonard Bernstein Young People’s Concerts last night. In one, he discussed the different modes. When he got to the Lydian mode, he mentioned that it was frequently used in Polish music. I flashed on the Groucho Marx classic, “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady,” which contains the lyric, “For two bits […]
Joy Son and I were finalists for the Jonathan Larson Grant for the second year in a row! We’re wearing them down!
You like Sherlock Holmes? Who doesn’t like Sherlock Holmes? My first Sherlock Holmes story, “The Case of the Missing Case,” is in For the Sake of the Game, edited by noted Holmesians Laurie King and Lesley Klinger.
Added to the musical theater page — the recording of “Bad Reception,” my one-act with Mark Sutton-Smith, sung to perfection by Kristin Maloney and Michael Hunsaker. Give it a listen!
The Swarthmore College Alumni Bulletin featured me in an article.
My appearance on “The Moth Radio Hour” is available here.