Now that I've hung out here for awhile in the Best music-related forums on the internet, and gotten to know such a large group of talented people, some of you may enjoy seeing me do my Acting thing.
Music has been a hobby since I was a preschooler, but for a very large portion of my life, theatre (acting and directing) has been my other big artistic outlet. As with music, there have even been times I've made money doing it.
And in the biggest music project of my life, "Dorian - The Remarkable Mr. Gray"--I've combined my two big loves, music and theatre.
It's a long story, but in a nutshell, there was a time when a good sized group of folks thought I was going to Make It Big as an actor.
"It's never too late" it's been said, but as time goes on, success beyond a small scale does become less likely. It's OK. Those who only practice their artistic crafts if there is compensation have lost sight of their Need to create Art, or maybe they never had that drive.
There's a reason the image of "the starving artist" has long been a cliche---because like all cliches, it's true--Poets and madmen do what they do because they Have to, whether or not they make a living from it.
On my personal web page I have a montage video clip of me in the most recent play I've performed in, "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. I played Danforth, "the hanging judge." A truly great script with a timeless message. I put together a few of the Danforth moments in this clip.
The show was done in 2005 at Pentacle Theatre in Salem, Oregon---note the interesting irony--Salem Oregon--Salem Massachusetts.
Towards the top on the left of the front page, you'll see a photo of me in a period costume--click that and the video will play.
And yes--that's my real hair!