Video : The Pulse of Amazing Grace

Here's a lovely video (by the lovely Beatrice Copeland*) featuring Grant Braddock, the percussionist on Amazing Grace here in Chicago.

Love that in the final shot from the top left to the lower right of the frame you can see all four of our core music staff: MD Joe Church in the conductor video monitor, Grant, Associate Conductor/keyboard Julie McBride, and Assistant Conductor/keyboard Dan Pardo.

*Follow Beatrice Copeland on Vimeo, Instagram, and check out her site at

I'm On A Podcast!

Not just a podcast, but the wonderful creation of Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mo Brady, The Ensemblist. I've been loving this podcast since it's launch last year. And recently I got the call to be a guest. Only one Broadway credit to my name, but they asked anyway. 

Christopher Gurr, Leah Hofman, Nick Corley

Christopher Gurr, Leah Hofman, Nick Corley

Ukulele Zen • Spencer Moses

If you don't have Spencer Moses' uke videos showing up in your on-line stream… well, I'm just sad for you. That's all. Here's a recent one to give you a peek into his loveliness:

I'll See You In My Dreams (1924, music by Isham Jones, with lyrics by Gus Kahn)

For more Moses, head over here -

Video • Kevin Spacey's NOW

Looks interesting. As does the distribution model. And AEA members (or really anyone who uses the code) can get a buck off the the digital download. Code : ACTORS

Come on, Spacey, you can give us a better break than a buck, don't you think?

For the showing dates and times at IFC in NYC click HERE.

The Work • AEA Council Nomination Petition


Thanks for all your help, people. I'm now an official candidate. Check out my campaign HERE.

Hi, Guys. If you're a paid-in-full, member in good standing of Actors' Equity Association, I need your help.

I've decided to put my name in to run for AEA council for the first time. Though I'm technically qualified to run either as an Ensemble or a Principal candidate, I've decided for a few reasons to run to fill one of the three open Eastern Region Principal 4-year term seats. 

The first step in the process is collecting Nominating Petition signatures. If you're in NYC and care to add your name to my petition there are two ways to do so.

1) Hunt me down. I've got copies of the petition on me and a working pen.

2) Print out the PDF below, sign it (including your AEA member #), and drop it off at the Neil Simon Theater stage door, my attention, by noon next Friday, March 7th, 2014 . Or, if you're far away but still want in, you can snail mail it to me:

15 Magaw Place
Apt 1C
NY, NY 10033

Scanned, emailed, and faxed copies don't count, so this takes the death of trees and some leg work. 

click on the image to download the PDF

click on the image to download the PDF

If you decide to print it out and sign it, check around you to see if there are any other friendly AEA members who might care to sign as well. I mean, let's kill as few trees as possible. Right?

I appreciate any help you can throw my way. 



Video • All The Way TV Ad

At drinks last night, Jonathan Hadary (I love that man) told me about the new version of the tv commercial for All The Way. Besides the primary "hey, look, that's really Bryan Crantson" pitch they're also flogging the size of the cast. So my name (though I'm truly in a minor role) is right there on the screen. Blink and you'll miss it, but it's there. Bizarre. 

And, yes, he really is a great guy.

(Cranston not Hadary. I'm mean they're both great but you're probably wondering about Cranston, right?)

Video • The Executive Assistant

Why, oh WHY am I so fascinated with this world?

"When Sergio Kletnoy, the executive assistant to the Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles, saw “The Devil Wears Prada” years ago, he knew this was the industry he wanted to work in."


(video by New York TImes' Matthew Orr)

Sergio Kletnoy, executive assistant to the Cosmopolitan editor, Joanna Coles photo : Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

Sergio Kletnoy, executive assistant to the Cosmopolitan editor, Joanna Coles

photo : Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

For Christine Haughney's piece on Sergio Kletnoy and others in The New York Times, click here.