November 25, 2019

A one-act operetta of mine, STORY OF AN HOUR, with music by Michael Valenti, will be performed by Gramercy Opera on Friday, December 13th at 7 pm and Saturday, December 14, at 3 pm, at the Montauk Club in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It's the main event in a program called "A...

January 2, 2019

So happy to share the first Salzman-Gramercy Opera Advancement Prize with composer Michael Valenti for our operetta, Story of an Hour, based on the classic Kate Chopin story by the same name.  The award is presented to "a piece written in a tonal, lyrical idiom that in...

July 7, 2018

I was thrilled to receive the Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement as a Librettist. I've been presenting scenes from the first draft of Saving Amelia for the last year and a half--even the title is an early draft--so receiving this award is a big...

October 11, 2017

Songs from MY HEART IS THE DRUM will be featured at this year's 46th MINUTE Concert at the NAMT Festival!  We'll be presenting shortened versions of "A World Beyond Kafrona," sung by Brittney Johnson (Sunset Boulevard, Motown, Beautiful, Les Mis) and "Your Heart I...

August 24, 2017

Well, THAT was fun.

Just spent a fabulous week at the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat with Phillip Palmer, working on Saving Amelia (working title).  Wrote two songs, dug deeper into the story.

Another highlight: taking a ride in this bi-plane, which has been around since 1929...

May 12, 2017

So...what do you do when you have a play that gets you super jazzed...that has had several staged readings and a few honors, but no full production...a play that you've always felt somehow ought to go deeper, but feels a little bit stuck?

You turn it into a musical.


May 12, 2017

Honored to share this BMI award with DRUM composer Phillip Palmer. Standing to Phillip's right is Sheldon Harnick, who wrote the lyrics to FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

My favorite moment of a lovely luncheon was when Mr. Harnick pretended to steal my prize money.

June 7, 2016

Our world premiere, and a wonderful 10-week run, March through May.     






March 8, 2016

The sitzprobe (seated orchestra rehearsal) sounded great last night. So proud of the cast and orchestra. Ten-day countdown to opening!

March 3, 2016

Two weeks until opening night.


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