After graduating from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications and a minor in Dance, I came home to pursue a career in musical theatre. Since that time, I’ve had the fortune of working as a Broadway performer, casting director, teacher and director/choreographer.
I made my Broadway debut in 1989 in the then-longest running Broadway show, A Chorus Line
. Other Broadway productions include the original company of Ragtime
, the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies
and a special benefit revival of On The 20th Century
. Touring throughout the United States and Europe has been a big part of my career, performing in The Who’s Tommy
, West Side Story
, Thoroughly Modern Millie
, On the Town
and the Lincoln Center Theater’s production of South Pacific
. I’ve worked in regional theatres across the country from the La Jolla Playhouse to the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and experienced the stages of Las Vegas alongside screen legend Ann-Margret in her live stage show at Ceasar’s Palace.
As a director, I recentlly had the pleasure of working with Laura Osnes on her cabaret debut at the Cafe Carlyle. I also collaborated with Broadway couple Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers on their concert, “Loving You,” which played both Feinstein’s and Birdland in NYC. I’ve worked alongside some of theatre’s finest talent, including Bart Sher and Christopher Gattelli on the Tony Award winning revival of South Pacific
and Sheryl Kaller on the Tony nominated play, Next Fall
As a casting director I’ve worked with Telsey + Company, Howie Cherpokov and Mark Simon Casting. In my time with Bernie Telsey’s office I contributed to numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions including In The Heights
, Dirty Dancing
, South Pacific
, High Fidelity
My experiences in various facets of theatre have provided me with a unique set of skills. I’m now called on to share what I have learned with the new generation of performers. I’ve taught master classes with various training programs such as Cap 21, AMDA, Broadway Artists Alliance, Actor’s Connection and the University of Hawaii. I choreographed The Who’s Tommy
for NYU Tisch and spent a sememster at my alma mater, SUNY Geneseo, as a professor in the School of the Arts.
Currently, I am an adjunct professor at SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Ulster.