- I had *the time of my life* performing in my first opera - Carmen with MasterVoices at Jazz at Lincoln Center! The production was directed by Sammi Cannold, conducted by Ted Sperling, and choreographed by Gustavo Zajac. I was fortunate to be cast in the Chamber Chorus, and it was heaven to be in the rehearsal room, and in the room with such extraordinarily talented and lovely people. I wish we could do it all again! Check out the rave reviews in OperaWire, New York Classical Review, and the New York Times!
- On the Filmed Live Musicals podcast I interviewed the visionary founder and CEO of Stellar Jim McCarthy, and fellow Aussie James Jefferies about his new musical of a Lifetime.
- On the last day of October, I celebrated the 8th anniversary of my lifesaving transplant!
- We came home to an overgrown garden with an abundance of pumpkins and onions!
- I had a fairy themed birthday party with a surprise reading from A Midsummer Night's Dream
- I went back to work as a standardized patient (being a fake patient to train student doctors, it's like structured improv in a medical setting) at Hackensack Meridian School of Health.
July - August 2022
- For the first time since 2017, we went back to Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp! I was the vocal coach and music director for Bright Star and Be More Chill. Voltaire had the time of his life as a 3rd generation Buck's Rocker (Aaron, and Aaron's dad also went to BR as kids). It was hot, exhausting, emotional, and utterly glorious!
- On the Filmed Live Musicals podcast I interviewed writer and producer Jay Kuo about the Broadway musical Allegiance; composer Kit Goldstein Grant and NPR's Planet Money host Kenny Malone about the new mini musical Micro-Face, and Filipino students Christian Tiu and Bianca Lao about their theatre group Ateneo Blue Repertory in Manila.
- I sang in the MasterVoices concert "Songs for a Summer Night" at Waterline Square Park, on a *very* balmy early summer's night! What a treat to sing such a range of repertoire, including Mendelssohn, Frank Loesser, Ricky Ian Gordon, and new work by Tariq Al-Sabir. And Voltaire got to visit Manhattan for the first time to see his mummy sing!
- I had the chance to see the glorious new musical Islander, one of my favorite streams of the pandemic, live in person.
- I attended Margaret Hall's book reading & signing for her new book Gemignani: Life and Lessons from Broadway and Beyond. I had the pleasure of interviewing Margaret earlier in the year on the podcast, and it was wonderful to meet her in person.
- Our garden gave us an abundance of strawberries!
- On the Filmed Live Musicals podcast, I chatted with author and actor Ben Rimalower about working on the the 2001 Sweeney Todd with San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and with filmmaker Bartek Podkowa about the technical aspects of filming live theatre for screen.
- I was delighted to be featured on Broadway by Ghostlight's "Theatre Content Creators You Should Know" by the lovely Marc Bonanni.
- I saw several Broadway shows, & my sister came for a flying visit from Australia.
- Aaron and I visited Atlanta for the first time, where I was able to check out the amazing Center for Puppetry Arts.
- Voltaire graduated from Advanced Puppy Training! He truly is the best of all possible puppies!
- I was invited to join The Get Together, a new panel featuring a weekly dive into the future of the role of technology in the arts, startups, accessibility and more.
- On the Filmed Live Musicals podcast, I released a bonus Sondheim episode featuring extra content from Margaret Hall and soundbytes from special guests playwright Caridad Svich, composer Matt Board, and actor John Patrick Sabatos. I also interviewed the truly delightful Kayla Capone Kasper about her one woman show Becoming Benanti!
- What a thrill it was to perform in the semi-chorus to a sold out crowd at Carnegie Hall in MasterVoices' concert production of Anyone Can Whistle! Conducted and directed by Ted Sperling, and starring Broadway alums Vanessa Williams, Elizabeth Stanley, Santino Fontana, Douglas Stills, Eddie Cooper, Michael Mulheren, and Joanna Gleason, it was a career highlight for sure!
- On the Filmed Live Musicals podcast, parts two and three of our three-part Stephen Sondheim series were released. With musical theatre Margaret Hall, we did a deep dive into Sondheim's Pacific Overtures and Company with the New York Philharmonic.
- I was delighted to be invited on to Musical Theatre Radio's podcast Be Our Guest!
- On the podcast, I interviewed the VP of Partnerships & Brand Engagement at Broadway Licensing, Tralen Doler and the musical theatre historian Margaret Hall. Margaret's interview is part one of a three part series all about Stephen Sondheim!
- Rehearsals ramped up for Anyone Can Whistle at Carnegie Hall!
- Thrilled to share that I've been working on a project with Broadway vets Paul Gordon and David Goldsmith to make theatre in the US sustainable and accessible through the promotion of streamed theatre. This month we launched the Consortium of Streamed American Theatre to start the conversation.