Tuesday, October 31, 2006

And It Begins...

Well, after reading Mike's blog and Alexandra's blog and Alanda's blog and a little BadNewsHughes for laughs that annoy my neighbors, I am now jumping on the Blog Bandwagon.

And since my schedule is going from zero to JLo in the next week, this is either very smart marketing or another instance of me stupidly overextending myself!

Now, for a little plug...ok...I know what you're thinking...a little plug would get lost, so let's just start with a big one...and work our way UP!

I'm currently running a great new cabaret show with the fabulous Jeff Roscoe which centers on the music and comedy of Bette Midler. Its called MIDLER ON THE ROOF. Yeah...you can tell its very serious, very high brow cabaret. Very Edith Piaf by way of Rip Taylor in the sauna at Steamworks.

Next up, I am starting rehearsals for THE funniest play I have ever performed in. Its UGLY BABY, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Eric Reda. We go in two weeks at Strawdog Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30 pm. This play is incredible - - in once scene I play two different characters who get into a fight with each other. It ain't right! Check out this link to the incredible site for the show that Eric has put together: http://uglybaby.4ringcircus.net/

And I'm also starting initial music rehearsals for SEUSSICAL with Emerald City Theatre. We go up in January. I'm playing the Cat in the Hat - - a role that has always gone to the greats in musical theatre history...Kathy Rigby...Rosie O'Donnell...you know...the modern day Lunts of the Great White Way!

That's all for my first post. Well, I'll close with my favorite new quote. Its by Barack Obama from an interview he gave last week. He said, "I inhaled - that was the point."


Anonymous said...

Which of your shows are running the week of December 16-23 that's when I'm in Chicago and would love to catch a show of yours it's been awhile since I've seen one.

Stephen said...

UGLY BABY will be up and running hardcore when you're in town. I can't wait to see you, cuz!!

Anonymous said...

Now that stinks. Went to the site for Ugly Baby and it is playing every Friday in December except the one I am going to be there, the 22nd. I had my dates wrong above I'm not coming in until Monday the 18th I'm in LA on the 16th. I guess I'll just have to settle with visiting with you instead geez..... Mark your calendar for some free time with me.
Love ya,

Gary McNulty said...

I see you're still as handsome and funny as ever. By the way, whatever happened to your hot costar from "Falsettos" that Gary McNulty?

Stephen said...

Ah...you see...that's the problem...I stayed merely as handsome as I was during that show, but my hot FALSETTOS co-star kept getting hotter and more handsome day after day... Marvin will always be "the hot one" in Whizzer/Marvin combo!!