1973 — Cicero in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Henry C. Schaumburg Elementary School. Director: Mrs. Peychaud.
1976 — First Witch in Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Class project. Benjamin Franklin Senior High School, New Orleans. Director: Robert Edralin.
1976 — Horatio in Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Encore performance due to popularity of our Macbeth. Extra credit class project. Benjamin Franklin Senior High School, New Orleans. Director: Robert Edralin.
1978 — “Stage Manager” (narrator) in Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Marion Abramson Senior High School, New Orleans. Director: Pat Decker.
1978 — Kreton in Visit to a Small Planet by Gore Vidal. Music by Wayne Labit, Lyrics by Matt Butts. Marion Abramson Senior High School. My first on-stage singing role. Director: Peter Gabb.
1979 — Rogers the Butler (no, I did not do it) in Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie. Marion Abramson Senior High School, New Orleans. Director: Pat Decker.
1979 — Ensemble player in M*A*S*H Cabaret. Various roles, including the announcer in a takeoff of Doodles Weaver’s Gentry’s Gin routine, which was also the basis of Lucille Ball’s Vitameatavegamin sketch. Directors: Peter Gabb and Pat Decker.
1992 — First MP (non-speaking role) in Streamers by David Rabe. Unicorn Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Director: Jim Baron.
1992 — Chantal in La Cage aux Folles. Book by Harvey Fierstein, adapted from the original French play by Jean Poiret. Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Unicorn Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Director: Dannie Lee.
2008 — Chorus member (bass) in Through A Glass, Darkly by Michael Shaieb. Performances in Minneapolis, Miami, St. Cloud, Duluth and Ashland, Wisconsin. Produced for television and DVD release by Twin Cities Public Television. Director: Stan Hill.
2008 — Bob Crachit from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in “St. Nick at Nite,” a parody of old television theme songs. Various composers, arranged by Eric Lane Barnes. Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Director: Stan Hill.
2010 — “Ben” in Cats From Space. A character sitting at home watching an alien invasion on the TV news. Director: Matt Butts.
Roles I Would Love To Play
Oliver! – Fagin
Camelot – King Arthur
The Sound of Music – Captain Von Trapp
Writing and Production Credits
Visit to a Small Planet — set design, lyricist, program design.
Ten Little Indians — set design, program design.
Swingin’ Richards — script revisions, program design, advertising and marketing. (This play was the biggest disaster to hit the stage since Titanic: The Musical.)
Peace — 2008 Holiday Concert, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus. Rehearsal CD production, costume design (Bob Crachit).
My Bacon Number
My Bacon Number, as determined in the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” is 3.
In high school, I performed in many shows directed by Peter Gabb who has also acted in movies, including the role of the magnet salesman in The Big Easy (1987).
The Big Easy also starred John Goodman, who was in Death Sentence (2007) with — you guessed it! — Kevin Bacon.