I am eager to visit your community with my shows. I am available to do a single show and I have also served as an Artist-in-Residence for an entire weekend highlighting different aspects of the Great American Songbook. One example of an Artist-in-Residence format is Sermon in a Song on Friday night as part of Shabbat services, Broadway Bible on Shabbat morning as a very different kind of Torah study and one of the other shows on Saturday night as a fund-raiser or fun-raiser. All kinds of combinations are possible!
And given the reality of the last year+ with the pandemic, I am also available to do most of my shows via Zoom or livestream.
A musical memoir that uses the Great American Songbook & contemporary music to tell my story. Nominated for Best Debut by both Broadway World and Manhattan Association of Cabarets
Celebrate the lives and music of these extraordinary songwriters. Their songs are part of the soundtrack of our lives. And they share a great deal beyond their common first name.
A program that combines beloved show tunes with familiar Biblical and Midrashic stories. Torah study from a completely different perspective!! I also have a version of Broadway Bible that includes Disney songs as well as show tunes. Works great for a Religious School/family gathering!
We know that most of the songwriters of the Great American songbook were Jewish but are there even more connections between them? A celebration of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein.
Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin & Kurt Weill not only wrote wonderful songs but they were also connected because each man's father served as a cantor. A celebration of their lives and music.
Leonard Cohen's music and poetry evoke a strong connection to the themes of the Days of Awe--an ideal program for Selichot, the month of Elul or Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur.
FOUR WOMEN/FOUR STORIES was born as a one-time event for Peggy Schwartz's synagogue on the North Fork of Long Island. She, Helane Blumfield, Lynda Rodolitz and I had such a great time working on the show with director Lennie Watts and music director Bobby Peaco that we decided to bring the show to Manhattan and performed the show in a number of venues including Don't Tell Mama. Using the work of (mostly) Jewish songwriters, we shared songs and stories that illustrate our lives and the experiences of millions of women like us. We were thrilled to be nominated for Best Group Show by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Broadway World competition.
Meg Flather is a beloved and celebrated singer/songwriter in the NY cabaret world. I included one of her songs in my debut show and she was kind enough to invite me to perform that song in a celebration of her work in the summer and fall of 2019. Twenty-four Meg Flather fan/singers performed in that show and we were thrilled to win Best Group Show in that year's Broadway World cabaret competition.
Cabaret Impresario Bernie Furshpan decided to try for the world's longest virtual cabaret show and put out the call for participants. It sounded like fun so I joined the group. Little did I know I would be assigned to sing at 6 AM!! One of my more unusual pandemic experiences!
I couldn't imagine anything more fun than appearing as an extra on The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and I was thrilled when I was chosen to appear on Season 2, Episode 3. What joy to be part of this hit show!
Somehow, I was chosen to play the Irish-Catholic mother of the bride in this episode. No lines but lots of expression!!
I've got no photos of my other appearances but I have enjoyed working on The Blacklist, FBI and Mr Robot. Possibly my other favorite was appearing as a climate-change-denying evangelical Christian on Madam Secretary. My Hebrew skills even came in handy when I was asked to consult with actor Tim Daly on his pronunciation of a Hebrew passage from Genesis.