Last night, I attended The Jeff Awards Citations at the Park West Theatre.
It was a really wonderful night. So many of my friends took home awards for their work. I couldn't be happier for everyone in and involved with SIDE SHOW and FIORELLO for all of the awards they received last night.
But the best moment came when one of the award recipients told a little story about my friend, Alanda.
Although there is no way to embed the video here (thanks for nothing Stage Channel), go here and then click on the speech by Terry Hamilton, the winner for Actor in a Supporting Role, Musical or Revue for his tremendous work in FIORELLO.
His second story about the show is all about Alanda.
Mr. Hamilton's praise of other actors is what I love about the Chicago theatre community. And his story about Alanda tells you just one of the reasons why I both love and am amazed by Alanda. She is a great talent and a great person.
And the Jeff Committee was extremely generous to once again invite me to say a few words about Season of Concern in the middle of the ceremony.
Notice that Stage Channel doesn't offer a video of my speech.
And I swear, I didn't mean that bitchy.
If I was being bitchy, I would tell you to check out the speech given by the winner for Musical Direction at last night's awards ceremony and notice how he raves about every single woman in the cast of FIORELLO except my friend Alanda.
It was a gross oversight. Especially since Mr. Hamilton had just sung Alanda's praises only minutes before.
Now, that's being bitchy.
P.S. MK was robbed.