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As a theatrical professional, my background is in acting and directing.  My  acting training was by Stella Adler, the only actor American actor to have studied acting with Stanislavski in Europe.  At Miss Adler's conservatory, my teachers included Miss Adler, Mario Siletti, Ron Burrus, Irene Kling and Sondra Lee. 

 

As a director, I was trained by Jack Garfein, a protege of Harold Clurman, founder of The Group Theatre.  At Mr. Garfein's Actor's and Director's Lab on Theatre Row in New York, in addition to studying with Mr. Garfein, I assited him in directing his double bill of Arthur Miller's "The Price" and Ionesco's "The Lesson," starring Fritz Weaver and Didi Conn. 

 

This solid grounding in the modern versions of Stanislavski's techniques, as seem through the prism of the Group Theatre's experimentation has provided the bedrock on which I have build an extensive career not just in acting and directing, but in musical direction as well.

 

I hold memberships in the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 802 and Actor's Equity Association (AEA).

Musical Direction Resume

Broadway

Phantom of the Opera, Majestic Theatre, sub Associate Conductor

Dream, Royale Theatre, sub Associate Conductor

Blood Brothers, Music Box Theatre, sub Associate Conductor

National/International Tours

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, U.S. Tour, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Nunsense: 20th Anniversary All-Star Tour, U.S. Tour (with Kaye Ballard, Mim Hines, Lee Meriwether, Darlene

          Love, Georgia Engel, Associate Conductor

 

The Sound of Music, National Tour (with Marla Shaffel and Burke Moses), Associate Conductor

 

Annie, National Tour (with John Shuck and Marcia Lewis), Associate Conductor

 

Saturday Night Fever, National Tour, Associate Conductor

 

The Who's "Tommy," National Tour, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Leader of the Pack, National Tour, Musical Director, Conductor, Arranger and Orchestrator

 

The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber, International Tour (Europe), Musical Director and Conductor

 

West Side Story, three separate International Tours (Europe), Musical Director and Conductor

 

Compay, National Tour, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Phantom of the Opera, Internatonal Tour (Europe), Assocaite Conductor

 

Funny Girl, pre-Broadway National Tour (with Debbie Gibson), Associate Conductor

 

Blood Brothers, National Tour (with Petula Clark and David Cassidy), Associate Conductor

 

The Fantasticks, National Tour, Musical Director and Conductor

Off-Broadway

Pins and Needles, Jewish Repertory Theatre (with Jim Walton and Karen Mason), Arranger, Musical Director and

          Conductor

 

That's Life, Theatre East, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Lust, Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, (starring Denis Lawson), Associate Conductor

 

Pets, Theatre East, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Jubilee (Cole Porter), Town Hall (with Davis Gaines), additional orchestrations

 

Sweet Adeline (jerome Kern), Town Hall, additional orchestrations

 

George White's Scandals, (with Obba Babatunde), Town Hall, additional orchestrations

 

Next Please, West Bank Cafe (Laurie Beechman Theatre) with Mary Testa, Alison Fraiser, Burke Moses and

          Jennifer Leigh Warren), Arranger, Musical Director, Conductor

 

The Last of the Manhattans, Playwrights Horizons, Composer and Musical Director

 

Success, Cubiculo Theatre (with Donna Murphy), Arranger, Musical Director and Conducot

 

The American Clothes of Millicent Montrose, Wings Theatre, Musical Director and Conductor

 

I Take These Women, Douglas Fairbanks Theatre/Nat Horne Theatre, Musical Director and Conductor

 

King of Schnorrers, Harold Clurman Theatre, Associate Conductor

 

The Butterfingers Angel, Mary and Joseph, Herod the Nut, and the Slaughter of Twelve Hit Carols in a Pear

          Tree, The Quaigh Theatre, Composer, Arranger, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Two Little Girls In Blue, West 4th Street Theatre, Composer, Arranger

 

The Start of Something Big: The Songs of Steve Allen, various off-Broadway and night club locations, Director,

          Arranger, and Musical Director

 

It's Not Where You Start: The Music of Cy Coleman, West 4th Street Theatre, Director, Arranger, Musical

          Director

 

Behind the Applause: The Music of Charles Strouse, West 4th Street Theatre, Director, Arranger, Musical

          Director

 

Regional Productions

McCarter Theatre (Princeton, NJ): Workshop of Fiasco Theatres production of Into The Woods, musical director

          Summer High School Training Program, Urinetown, Musical Director, Conductor

          Summer High School Training Program, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Composer, Musical Director

 

Arts Garage (Delray Beach, FL): Cabaret Verboten, Orchestrator

Syraucse Stage (Syracuse, NY): Little Women, Associate Conductor

          September Songe: A Life Celebration, Musical Director, and Conductor

          Fiddler on the Roof, Rabbi (AEA contract)

          Menopause The Musical, Musical Director and Conductor

          A Christmas Carol, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Two River Theatre (Red Bank, NJ): The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Orchestrator, Musical Director and Conductor

 

West Virginia Public Theatre (Morgantown, WV): Hello Dolly (two productions), Miss Saigon, Evita, Godspell,

                    Chicago, Annie, South Pacific (two productions), The Sound of Music (two productions), The

                    Secret Garden, Peter Pan (two productions), Forever Plaid, The Music Man, Gypy, Camelot,

                    Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Westchester Broadway Theatre (Elmsford, NY): A Country Christmas Carol, Musical Director and Conductor

          Christmas In New York: A Survivor's Guide to Christmas, Perforrmer (AEA contract), Musical Director

                    and Conductor

          Singing In The Rain, Associate Conductor

 

Cherry County Playhouse (Muskegon, MI): Bye, Bye, Birdie (with Jim Walton and Priscilla Lopez), Musical

                    Director and Conductor

          Jesus Christ Superstar (with Danny Zoli and Montego Glover), Muscial Director and COnductor

 

Gateway Playhouse (Bellporet, NY): Big, the Musical, Musical Director and Conductor

          Forever Plaid, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Downtown Cabaret of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT):  Always Patsy Cline, Damn Yankees, They're Playing Our

                    Song, Phantom (with Kelli O'Hara), Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line (two productions), The Tafetta,

                    Musical Director and Conductor

 

Pittsburgh Public Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA): Falsettos, Synthesizer Programming, Associate Conductor

          A... My Name is Alice, Orchestrator, Muscial Director and Conductor

          I Do! I Do!, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (Fayetville, NC): Carousel, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Candlewood Theatre (Chicago, IL): Mame, Musical Director and Conductor

          Nunsense II (midwest Premier), Musical Director and Conductor

 

Gargaro Productions (Pittsburgh, PA): A Chorus Line, Musical Director and Conductor

          Godspell, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Music Theatre North (Potsdam, NY): Nunsense II, Orchstrator, Musical Directo and COnductor

 

City Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA): Evelyn and the Polka King, Associate Conductor

          Holiday Memories, Composer, Musical Director and Conuctor

          Cabaret Verboten, Arranger, Orchestrator, Musical Director and Conductor

         

Pittsburgh Playhouse (Pittsburgh, PA): Me and My Girl, Musical Director and Conductor

          Big River, Musical Director and Conductor

          Leader of the Pack, Musical Director and Conductor

          La Cage Aux Folles,  Musical Director and Conductor

 

Three Rivers Shakespeare Fesitval (Pittsburgh, PA): Steel City, Musical Director

          Two Gentlemen of Verona, Musical Director and Conductor

          The Tempest, Musical Director and Conductor

          As You Like It, Musical Director and Conductor

          Richard II, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Lakeview Theatre (Morgantown, WV): West Side Story, Musical Director and Conductor

          My Fair Lady, Musical Director and Conductor

          Carousel, Musical Director and Conductor

          Grease, Musical Director and Conductor

          Guys and Dolls, Musical Director and Conductor

          Hello Dolly!, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Drury Lane Oakbrook (Oakbrook, IL): Guys and Dolls, Musical Director and Conductor

          Gypsy, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Indiana Repertory Theatre (Indianapolis, IL): Again Together Again, Musical Director and Conductor

          Frankie Saves the 500, Musical Director and Conductor

          Light up The Sky, Incidental Music

 

New London Barn Playhouse (New London, NH): Straw Hat Revue, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, A Chorus

                    Line, Good News, Mame, Bells Are Ringing, South Pacific, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,

                    Best Foot Forward, Musical Director and Conductor

 

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, MA):  Composer and conductor in residence for the mainstage,

                    productions included:

          The Greeks (with Christopher Reeve, Blythe Danner, Celeste Holm, Edward Herrmann, Kate Burton,

                    Anthony Goldwyn, Gwyneth Paltrow and Carrie Nye),

          A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (with Richard Dreyfus and Stockard Channing),

          Arms and the Man (with Richard Chamberlain) 

          Sherlock Holmes (with Frank Langella)

 

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