I am a working Union professional in regional theatre, based in New England. I have a BA in English/Speech and Drama ('75) from LaSalle College (now LaSalle University), Philadelphia PA; MFA in Directing ('77) from The Catholic University of America, Washington DC.
Some Career Highlights: Particular favorites from my motley (or is that mottled?) acting career include roles in Yankee Tavern, I Remember Mama, The Sunshine Boys, Over the River and Through the Woods, The Fantasticks, The Diary of Anne Frank and The 1940’s Radio Hour; The Man Who Came to Dinner, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, the New England premiere of Beau Jest, and a glorious stint in the Continental Congress in a stellar production of 1776.
I’ve done radio drama for WGBH in Boston with David Ossman of the Firesign Theatre and spent more Christmases than I care to count trussed up in chains as Jacob Marley in one or another production of A Christmas Carol. I’ve also directed pieces as diverse as The Dining Room, Lend Me A Tenor, Dracula, Sylvia, The Mousetrap, King Lear, A Tuna Christmas, and Dames at Sea.
Lately I've been branching out into cabaret, with my dear friend and colleague Kathy Manfre, in two shows: This Can't Be Love and Looking for Love in All the Wrong (Right!) Places, which we've done at several venues around the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. Here's a couple of performances, with Ray Sweeney on the piano: the first is a snippet of Suddenly, Seymour and the other is of Tom Lehrer's The Masochism Tango, with Kathy providing a brilliant percussive accompaniment:
I am a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1977, and equally as proud to be a member of SAG-AFTRA. I recently stepped down after 12 years as Chair and Area Liaison for the Boston Area Liaison Committee of Actors' Equity, on which I served for over 20 years as a member.