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Thank you for taking the time to give this a glance. I have met so many wonderful artists. Thank you. I look forward to meeting so many more of you out there. Thank you.
I have a million stories.
As a reader, I'm here for you. I don't give notes unless asked. I want to give you a clean solid tape.
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TRAINING: I'm a graduate of The Juilliard School; the University of California, Davis; The Guthrie Experience (2000).
Currently Chicago based,. I have 20+ years experience as a professional actor, coach, instructor, and have been a reader for an assortment of projects: from Broadway to t.v. and film.
I originated the role of Billy in the 2002 Tony Award winning Edward Albee play THE GOAT, or WHO is SYLVIA? I was fortunate enough to take part in the first transgender "coming out" story on day time television (All My Children)... and I just love acting and the craft. I went to school for the classics... and have been really lucky to invade all parts of the field.
AWARDS and NOMINATIONS: Nomination for Drama Desk Award (2004 Best Supporting Actor in A Musical; Broadway (TABOO); Recipient of the 2004 Marian Seldes-Garson Kanin Fellowship; two time Beinecke Fellow at the Yale School of Drama; Recipient of the 2017 Emery Battis Award for Excellence in Acting.
I have been invited to speak at several universities and theatres over the years (Yale School of Drama; University of Maryland, University of California Davis, The Guthrie Theatre, etc.)
I have been a freelance coach for 16 years in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. My focus has been predominantly Shakespeare, Chekhov and Contemporary Classics. I also coach contemporary material. All include auditions for the stage, graduate school, television and film.)
I have taught at Studios in California (My Acting Studio, Long Beach, CA). and I am currently on Faculty at the Acting Studio Chicago.
If my beacon is on, I'm available. If you need to schedule a future coaching / reader ... Just email email@example.com.
Much appreciation and respect,
Broadway: Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia (original Billy) ; Tartuffe; (Valere; Roundabout Theatre Company) and Boy George’s Taboo (Marilyn) for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.
Off-Broadway: Psycho Therapy (Cherry Lane Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (Octavius Caesar;Theatre for a New Audience), Bach at Leipzig (Steindorff; New York Theatre Workshop), Manuscript (Chris; Daryl Roth Theatre), Last Easter (Gash; MCC Theater), and Thief River (Gil / Jody; Signature Theatre Company).
Regional: Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio; Shakespeare Theatre Company; Emery Battis Award); Cymbeline, Richard II (Iachimo, Richard II; Yale Rep), Measure for Measure, Stage Kiss (Goodman Theatre); Edward II (Kevin, Edward II; Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Prince Hal; Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company); Lorenzaccio, Hamlet (Lornenzaccio, Hamlet; Shakespeare Theatre Company); Romeo and Juliet, Candida (Romeo, Marchbanks; McCarter Theatre Center); The Miracle Worker (James; Charlotte Repertory Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon; Paper Mill Playhouse); and Golden Age (Bellini; Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center).
Film and television: "Hitch," "The Killing Floor," "Backseat," "Happy End," "All My Children,” (ABC : Contract role 2006/7 - Zoe / Zarf) “Plainsong (CBS: Hallmark MOTW),” and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." (NBC)
The Juilliard School (1997 - 2001 / Group 30)
University of California, Davis (1993 - 1997, B.A. Dramatic Art)
The Guthrie Experience (2000)