This past month has been busy and exciting. I’m absolutely thrilled that my album is almost completely mixed and will be mastered sometime in the next couple weeks. I’m bursting to share it. Soon… Soon…
As for theatre, Donald Brenner and Doug Katsaros have written a fantastic little musical, “Merton of the Movies,” based on the novel, turned radio play. We held a casual reading last November and performed the first staged reading at the Richmond Shepard Theatre on April 27th with dear chums Josh Grisetti, Erik Liberman, Martin Van Treuren and many funny folks. It’s always extra exciting to be working with old friends and this is a fun piece for me since I get to play a whole slew of silly broads.
Speaking of comedy, “LIVE FROM HEAVEN: Richard M. Nixon’s Mandatory Fun-Time Concert“ at UCB Theatre was a hoot! Funny-man Lee Rubenstein wrote and directed. I played Pat Nixon opposite writer, Aaron Glaser as Mr. President.
I was honored to take part in the Sing for Hope concert at the Leiderkranz Club, in conjunction with Opera for Humanity, benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of NYC. Amy Shoremount-Obra put together a beautiful night of opera and musical theatre. Adam Monley and I sang “All I Ask of You” from “Phantom of the Opera.” Amy Decker Gibbs, Eve Gigliotti, Rebecca Nash, Patrick Blackwell, Michael Corvino, Jennifer Tiller, Julia Mintzer and accompanists Carol Wong and Carmine Aufiero all gave wonderful performances.
Set your DVR! I’m playing Amy Sawyer, the sneaky gal hiding important documents from the FBI, on USA Network’s “White Collar,” set to air in June. The show is great and I’m excited to be a part of it! Episodes are also available online at www.usanetwork.com/series/whitecollar/
Had a blast recording Denver Casado‘s latest project “Musicville,” written with Betina Hershey. This new show teaches children about music through a fantasy tale and is packaged with the previous “Monsterville.” I also have a new animation reel, engineered by the talented Nina Negri. She just recently opened her new studio on the Upper West Side.
I’ve become a contributing columnist for a fabulous online magazine, 24Savvy. Check out my latest articles on “Spring Beauty Cleaning,” and why “Mario Badescu Might Be the Best Goo!” www.24Savvy.com.
Cheshire Fox has a new logo! Thanks to Norahead at 99Designs, we have a fantastic trademark emblem to represent all creative projects developed through Cheshire Fox Productions. I’m hoping to get started on some shorts very soon. We held a reading to examine the possibilities and, as always, they are endless! New projects will be posted at www.CheshireFox.com.
The gals and I at Moxie Street Picture Shows are hustling to produce Elizabeth Meriwether’s “Mistakes Madeleine Made” in Los Angeles, May 11- June 4th. It’s going to be quite a ride, so if you’re on the West Coast, be sure to catch the show at:
The Lounge Theatre 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca.
Books: “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss, “The Loved One” by Evelyn Waugh.
Albums: Train- “Save Me, San Francisco,” Linkin Park- “A Thousand Suns.”
Places: B&H, Stumpton, Zabar’s, Dylan’s Candy Bar, MoMA.
Websites: Boston’s Big Picture, Astronomy Pic of the Day, Bakerella, CraftGawker.