Excited to announce that I will be serving as Music Director for NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Competition again this December! It was a blast working with all the talent last year (and winner Kathryn Allison's cabaret this summer) and I'm looking forward to it once again. The first two heats will take place December 1st and 2nd, and the finals will be December 15. Our winner will be named December 16 at a concert in cooperation with ASCAP. Last year, our finalists got to work with Andrew Lippa, Laurence O'Keefe, Michael Patrick Walker, Ryan Scott Oliver as well as other greats! Happy to be involved again this year!
Rehearsals have begun for The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's production of Di Goldene Kale at their new home at the Museum of Jewish Heritage for which I'm serving as Assistant Music and Vocal coach. The cast is fantastic, and our creatives are truly experts in this art form. It's amazing to hear this beautiful language, and the roots of Rodgers, Bernstein and so many legends of American music and musical theatre. And how often do I get to play on a FULL grand piano at rehearsal?!
I was pleased to help out at the Drama League Gala honoring Bernadette Peters last Monday, November 2. A fantastic opportunity to spend time with legends like Tom Wopat, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford and many others. What a gorgeous evening!
Lastly, spent the weekend playing for callbacks for A Chorus Line at Pace University, directed by the incomparable Baayork Lee! There is no better expert on the show, and listening to the stories of the development of the piece is truly an education!