Bio

I have been performing for over 30 years and have appeared onstage in both theatre and concert venues across the United States and Europe. With my initial roots in the Chicago theatre scene, I appeared in several Stephen Sondheim musicals which paved the way to a year long national tour of “Into the Woods.” In 1993 I was cast in the Minneapolis production of Forever Plaid. Singing tight harmony for almost two years with the show inspired me to form my own vocal group. “Three Hits and a Miss”  toured the country for many years, bringing our 1940’s style tight harmony to nearly every state of the country.
I’ve recorded several CD’s including, “I’m Wishing” and “Wonderland.” With Three Hits and a Miss, recorded, “Sentimental Star” and I co-produced and recorded, “Sing Sing Swing,” “Christmas Presence” and “Mixing it Up.”

In the last ten years, I have returned to Chicago and in addition to singing, I have put equal focus on Illustration and Design. My design career has brought me to IBM as a Senior Visual Designer, working on several projects including, MobileFirst for iOS, IBM’s partnership with Apple.

On the performing end of my career, I have produced and performed in several solo shows, a lavish production of “The Music Man” at the Paramount Theatre and currently you can find me singing at Chicago’s famous “Green Mill” with the Alan Gresik Swingshift Orchestra.
In 2007, along with my partner, Jason Paul Smith, I co-founded “Three Cat Productions,” producing several shows including the performance series, “Three Cat Thursdays.” I wrote lyrics and special comedy material for Three Cats, “Mister Kelly’s.”

Late last year I debuted my holiday show, “Wonderland: 364 Days til Christmas” and am working on a depression era musical show, “Sunny Side Up: Songs from the Depression.”