Category: Stage

Now Playing: End of the Rainbow

After a long, heart-wrenching pandemic production hiatus, I am thrilled to join The Carnegie Theatre in bringing to audiences, at last, Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow, the dramatic, sometimes hilarious, and deeply poignant portrait of the last year of Judy Garland’s life, live concerts, and complex relationships with two of the men in her…

Getting My Garland On (Take 2)

It’s been my great fortune to have had several amazing opportunities over the years to portray some legendary female entertainers on stage, from Rosemary Clooney to Bette Davis, and almost Patsy Cline (in a production that, due to unfortunate circumstances that did not involve me, was canceled just before opening). Now, I am thrilled to…

Becoming Rosemary Clooney (Konk Life)

It is such an honor to be bringing Rosemary Clooney’s story to Key West, where David Black and I (under the inspired direction of Joy Hawkins and supported by the fabulous trio of Jim Rice, Joe Dallas, and Daniel Clark) have been playing to sold-out houses and rave reviews at the Red Barn Theatre. Those…

Coming Attractions: ‘David Copperfield, The New Musical’

This holiday season, Jewel Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Jeffrey Scharf’s David Copperfield, The New Musical at the Colligan Theater in Santa Cruz, and I’m pleased to be joining a very fine cast, appearing in the role of Mrs. Micawber. Directed by Joseph Paul Stachura and Julie James, with musical direction by Max Bennett-Parker, orchestrations…

BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards

What a delight to learn that my portrayal of Rosemary Clooney in last year’s production of Tenderly at The Carnegie Theatre has been nominated for a BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Award in the category of Best Actress in a Musical (Professional). It’s an impressive field of worthy nominees indeed, so I consider it a great honor to be…

2018 TBA Awards Recognition for ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’

I am so honored to have been part of Altarena Playhouse’s fabulous production of One Man, Two Guvnors, which closed just two weeks ago after a much-acclaimed sold-out run. Helmed by the brilliant directing team of Timothy Beagley and assistant director Jacquie Duckworth, it recently garnered seven Theatre Bay Area Awards finalist nods in its tier,…