Archive for September, 2008

HEARTBREAK EXPRESS

OK 2 Nights at the Upright Cabaret in West Hollywood, were a blast. Shane Scheel and Chris Isaacson are these young,hot producers who started this whole phenomena. It was a riot being part of it. The 1rst night about 19 performers sang all songs of Dolly Parton. I hadn’t heard of most of them, including my own. The band was under Chris Brattens mighty direction and called the “Brat pack”.A lot of my new friends from the Les Miserables Production at the Hollywood Bowl were in it. Including Tom Lowe, who was Enjolras, and Marius in the West End production, Julie Garnye, Leslie McKinnel..it was so nice to hear them sing outside of the show. Leslie sang a haunting version of Little Sparrow which was beautiful…watch out NYC she’s coming out there next month, and Julie who used to live in NYC and is a regular at Upright, sang Heartbreaker, with such a nice belt/mix range.

Everyone was really into it..it was actually the 1rst time I went to the restroom and the Mens room had the longer line.. But a lot of fun people sang and were in the audience. The 2nd night I followed my former Doody from Grease on Bway, Ty Taylor. Some may know him from that reality show a few years ago, Rockstar INXX…his voice….glorious. I’m like ‘I HAVE TO FOLLOW TY/DOODY?”¬† But mine was a very upbeat song luckily after his ballad…and it couldn’t have been a better 2 nights and debut there. I hope to be there again..such fun..Here’s a little taste of my song, I learned in a few days…enjoy

this weekend upright cabaret in LA

Hi there

for any of you West Coasters seeking a fun weekend. I’m in a Dolly Parton Tribute at the Upright Cabaret on Friday and Saturday. THis is the exciting LA hip cabaret space that Lea Michelle just performed her cabaret at , where JLY threw in a few songs. I’ve never met the producers till 2 days ago, and they are young, vibrant guys with a cool vision. This tribute is to conincide with 9 to 5 opening at the Ahmanson this month.

I guess there are over 30 performers over the 2 nights. I’m not sure yet who they are. I just know I’m learning and singing a Dolly Parton song I had not previously heard..Have YOU??? it’s called¬† HEARTBREAK EXPRESS.

The show is 15$ and it starts at 9 pm…

Marks Restaurant

861 N La Cienega Blvd

West Hollywood,Ca 90069

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE AND IF YOU DO COME, YOU BETTER SAY HI..XOXO