One of the highlights of 2021 for me was the opportunity to be part of the Legacy Theatre’s inaugural season in their permanent home—the historic Stony Creek Puppet House in Branford, Connecticut. I played the lead role of Paul Bratter in Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park in the very first mainstage performance at the beautifully restored theatre then returned to play a multi-role track in an original musical about the under-appreciated, multi-sport phenom Joan Joyce. (One of my roles in Joan Joyce was “The Greatest Hitter of All Time,” Ted Williams, whom Joyce famously struck out in an exhibition. Thank you to my friend Sam Plattus for helping me learn how to bat left-handed for the role!) Soon after, I was humbled to be asked back to play one of the seminal roles in Western theatre, Oedipus, in a form-bending, Brechtian-influenced production of Oedipus Rex.
It was with great surprise that I recently found out I have been nominated for multiple BroadwayWorld Regional Awards for my work during the season! I am nominated for Best Performer in a Play for Oedipus Rex and Best Supporting Performer in a Musical for Joan Joyce. Thank you to Legacy for trusting me to be part of this historic season!