Both Sides Now

I've collaborated on over twenty-five Broadway and Off-Broadway shows including productions with The Public Theater, The Manhattan Theatre Club, The Shubert Organization, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Theatre for a New Audience and Lincoln Center. I've written the scores to the documentary film about racism, THE HATING POT (co-produced by Steven Spielberg), the 25th Anniversary production of Harvey Fierstein’s, TORCH SONG TRILOGY, the Off-Broadway hit, END OF THE WORLD PARTY, and the Dr. Seuss parody, WHO'S HOLIDAY!, starring Lesli Margherita.

As a composer and lyricist: OH, WELLDERIN BROCKOVICH, THE SNOWMAN IN THE DUNES, ONE DAYand the critically acclaimed, INAPPROPRIATE  -- a musical based on the journal entries and poetry of teens in crisis. INAPPROPRIATE  is being optioned for a television series.

Current projects include  JOAN,  (co-written with TONY nominee and two-time Grammy nominee, AnnMarie Milazzo) and PALLADIUM - a musical based on the controversial New York City nightclub of the 1940's & 50's.

I'm a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Dramatists Guild Foundation of America. 

When I'm not writing, thinking about, dreaming about, or stressing about working on my latest project, I'm usually reading a book, walking the city streets, hanging with my favorite people on the planet, cooking a meal, taking a road trip, or working at becoming a more present and mindful person. (Just sayin').

Thanks Mom & Dad!


"Artists and poets are the raw nerve ends of humanity. By themselves they can do little to save humanity. Without them there would be little worth saving."  -- Anonymous

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