Getting My Garland On

I’ve been fortunate to have the honor of portraying some legendary real-life women onstage over the years, from Rosemary Clooney to Bette Davis, and almost Patsy Cline (for complicated reasons not involving me, that production was unfortunately canceled just before opening, but preparing the role was a valuable experience and perhaps someday I will get…

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,…

Coming Attractions: One Man, Two Guvnors

This summer, you can catch me having a reight good time as the buxom, beehive-coiffed Yorkshire lass Dolly in Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors at Altarena Playhouse. Under the direction of Timothy Beagley and assistant director Jacquie Duckworth, the play is a modern update of the Carlo Goldoni commedia dell’arte gem, The Servant of Two Masters and “a hilarious, music-infused farce…