My very first performance in a musical role; "Curly" in "Oklahoma!" - 1979, Niskayuna High School, with the adorable and talented Susan Roncevich.
With Renee and my sister Lisa who came to hear me in a college production of "Die Fledermaus" (I was Falke). Crane School of Music, Potsdam NY, 1983.
My first solo cabaret show "Everything's Going My Way" - and I was lucky enough to establish a musical partnership with the incredible Beckie Menzie. Wouldn't have anyone else if I could help it... (even with all the talented pianists in Chicago!) and haven't, so far!
A promo shot from my 2010 cabaret show "Life for Dummies... Like Me!"
Delighted to join Shelley MacArthur at her special guest artist at her Valentine's Day show at Millennium Park, 2011.
I was also invited to share the spotlight with Shelley at her "Magical Musical Summer Evening" in Lake Geneva, in August of 2012, where we sang both Rossini and Cole Porter!
I was delighted to be able to share the stage in a fun duet with my very lovely and talented friend and former student Hilary Feldman at the 2013 CCP Gala.
Some performances are special... and private. Here I am giving such a performance for dear friends Merp and JD and their friends at their home in North Little Rock, AR; July 2014.
Momentarily sharing the spotlight with Shelley during soundcheck!
That'd be me as Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside in Niskayuna High School's 1981 production of "Mame" starring (and seen here) Renee Knapp.
Conducting my choir (and congregation, apparently!) at my "Sunday gig" at the First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville, IL - circa 2008.
With student and friend KT MacCammond at another "Musical Mondays" - Water Tower Place, 2009.
In dress rehearsal with the North Shore Choral Society and Metropolis Orchestra at St. Luke's in Evanston, IL.
A thrilling experience; conducting a "Sing-Along Messiah" with 4 stupendous soloists, a top-notch orchestra, and an incredible church choir extraordinaire.
My amazing choir, hard at work!
Conducting my first "Sing-Along Messiah" at my church. FUN!
Recording my debut album "Love is Born at Christmas" in the summer of 2013... and loving every minute of it.
With sweet, talented and photogenic friend and student Joan Curto! CCP Holiday Cabaret, Davenports, 2013.
With the male side of the talented cast of the first second-generation "Musical Mondays" at Chicago's Victory Gardens Biograph Theater - July, 2014.
Who better to lead us in the first (new) "Musical Mondays" than director, CCP President, singer extraordinaire, student, and most importantly, friend - Joan Curto?
Goofing around with Mary Brazeau Pohl (we were Lun Tha and Tuptim) in Schenectady Light Opera Company's 1981 production of "The King & I".
With student and friend Tom MIchael at the first of CCP's (Chicago Cabaret Professionals) "Musical Mondays" at Water Tower Place; 2008.
With the very talented case of "Here's Johnny!" - tribute to the music of Johnny Mercer; (from left to right) KT McCammond, Kat Taylor, Carla Gordon, pianist James Cebastien, John Eskola, Yours Truly and Paul Marinaro. 2009
Very proud of the CD my choir and I recorded in 2010 full of gems by such composers as Bach, Handel, Mozart, Thompson, Rutter, Durufle, Tschesnokoff, Lauridsen and Edelfelt!
I often get to sing alongside my talented students at events like this; the annual CCP Holiday Cabaret at Davenports; here with Shelley and Tom. I believe this was 2011.
It happened! My CD was released on time to make it's public debut at the CCP Gala, October 2013!
The official CD release was at my show "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" at Davenport's, 2013.
Another Davenport's CCP Holiday Cabaret with Tom Michael.
And now with the ladies from the same evening; the return of CCP's "Musical Mondays" - July 2014.
How many voice teachers get to say they were a guest artist at their student's 90th Birthday Cabaret Show? Here I am with the incredible Shirley Schectman, lovely soprano and amazing person, the day before her 90th birthday; June 2014.