I have been a professional artist for 25 years.
As an actor I have had the wonderful opportunity to learn from and be a part of the Original Broadway casts of RENT at New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway, directed by Michael Greif and choreographed by Marlies Yearby, in the role of Paul and others. Later coming back as Benjamin Coffin III as part of the closing cast and can be seen on the RENT: Live on Broadway 2008 DVD. Peter in the 2000 Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Gayle Edwards and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. Clarence Norris in The Scottsboro Boys at The Vineyard Theatre Off-Broadway and on Broadway as well as portraying Haywood Patterson (Barrymore Award -Outstanding Leading Actor in a musical) in the post-Broadway regional premiere at The Philadelphia Theatre Company all directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Bob in Come From Away directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Kelly Devine; the 2014 lab/workshop in Seattle, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre (Gypsy Lee Rose Award Nomination Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical), The Ford's Theatre (Helen Hayes Award Nomination Outstanding Supporting Actor in a musical, Helen Hayes Award Outstanding Ensemble), The Royal Alexandra Theatre (Toronto) and on Broadway.
Off-Broadway credits include: Philly in From My Hometown directed by Kevin Ramsey and choreographed by Leslie Dockery (Audelco Award Nomination Outstanding Leading Actor in a musical), Rodney in the 2006 revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Living in Paris; directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Mark Dendy (Drama Desk Award Nomination Outstanding Ensemble), Roy in The 60's Project at CAP 21 directed by Richard Maltby, Jr. and choreographed by Lisa Shriver. Polo in Bring in the Morning- A Wake up Call (starring opposite Lauryn Hill) directed and choreographed by Mercedes Ellington.
Regional credits include: H. Ford in Paint your Wagon directed by David Armstrong and choreographed by Josh Rhodes with a new book by Jon Marans at Seattle’s 5th. Avenue Theatre; Curtis Taylor, Jr. in Dreamgirls directed by Chris Coleman and choreographed by Kent Zimmerman at Portland Center Stage; Martin Luther King, Jr. in The Mountaintop directed by Rose Riordan at Portland Center Stage; Curly McLain in the first all Black Oklahoma! directed by Chris Coleman at Portland Center Stage; White Noise directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo at The Royal George Theatre in Chicago. Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Holly Way and Jay Strommen. Jim in Big River directed by Steve Tompkins at The Village Theatre; John in Miss Saigon directed by Karen Azenberg at The Pioneer Theatre Company; Edmund in King Lear at Denver Center for Performing Arts directed by Kent Thompson; Roy in The 60's Project directed by Richard Maltby, Jr. and choreographed by Lisa Shriver; Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona at Baltimore Center Stage directed by Irene Lewis; William in Lobby Hero at The Geva Theatre directed by Skip Greer; Hud in HAIR directed by David Armstrong and choreographed by David Bennett at Seattle's 5th. Avenue Theatre; Marion Johnson in Letter's from 'Nam directed by Ben Levitt at North Shore Music Theatre; Maurice Jackson in KUDZU directed by Lisa Portes and choreographed by Sabrina Peck; Rueben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Scott Wise; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in Mark Twain the Musical directed by Brian Russell.
Television credits include guest star roles on Leverage, GRIMM, Hope & Faith, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue.
Writing has always been a big part of my life but I had chosen for many years to solely focus on performer life. As a Playwright I've written four plays, Just Press Save (2018 Eugene O'Neill semi-finalist, 2017 Relentless Award honorable mention), The Singer and Ms. Pearl, Flame Broiled. or the ugly play and One Big Happy (teleplay). I am currently in the beginning stages of re-conceiving my father’s book of poetry into an eleven person musical called SOJOURN -An American experience told through poetry, song and dance.
Cast Recordings: RENT, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, The New Picasso (concept recording), The Scottsboro Boys, Come From Away.
Directing credits include: Runaways: In concert at Joe's Pub/Public Theatre; Guess Who's Coming for Chitlins' at The Triad. Nancy Gilsenan’s Ordinary People at St. Thomas Acquinas Players.
Educator: The Present Moment Actors Studio -Owner/Operator; Assistant Professor of Acting at Portland State University; Faculty member at STAGED! Conservatory; Master class and acting intensives at The Alliance Theatre, Denver Theatre Center, NYU, Various Universities, Public and Charter School programs across the country.
Education: Paula Vogel Master Class; Dramatists Guild Institute, Architecture of Musicals -John Dietrich, Instructor; Mansfield University/Communications & Theatre major ‘92-’94