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Five shows I've written, including one that ran Off-Broadway in 2006 and one currently in development
The Chagall Suite
A commissioned 8-movement piano piece inspired by Marc Chagall's artworks, and a tribute to Chagall and Elvis
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I'm a pianist, conductor, and composer originally from Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. I studied classical piano with Sandra Porter-Engelhart and Lily Dumont and composition with Randall Woolf, and in college I began working in the theatre, musically directing shows and writing my first full-length musical, based on Judith Guest's novel Ordinary People. It was performed at Harvard's Agassiz Theatre.
After college, I moved to New York City and joined the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, where I met the collaborators for my musicals. How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes had an Off-Broadway run for two months at New World Stages.
I also composed and recorded two commissioned piano pieces inspired by the artworks of Marc Chagall. In 2008, I gave a concert tour in Germany, and in 2010, I performed the two pieces -- and some Beethoven and Mozart -- at the Musee Chagall in Nice, France. I have also performed them around the United States, primarily at Chagall-featured exhibitions.
My current career is a combination of musically directing musicals and cabaret performances in and out of New York, giving classical concerts, coaching singers, arranging songs, and transcribing music. I enjoy the variety.
When I'm not at the keys, I like to be behind a Scrabble board or exploring part of the world for a month at a time.