As usual, I am insanely proud of my Webster University voice students . . . this time thanks to the university production of Brigadoon. (It’s still running today, with one more performance at 2 p.m. at the Loretto-Hilton Center.)
Brigadoon was the first Golden Era musical I ever music-directed, and it holds a special place in my heart. And this production was lavish to view and lovingly sung.
Two of the six principals are my voice students. Here they are getting married:
And after the show, these selfies with my kids:
Caroline, plus creeper.
Sydney is a junior at Kirkwood. This past weekend, she played Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone in her school musical.
I was a very proud teacher! This kid just delights and delights, both on stage and in the voice studio.
I was in Naples to see Spencer Donovan Jones go on as Chulalongkorn in The King and I.
Saturday morning found me at the beach as soon as it opened.
And I had a fabulous meal:
And oh . . . I saw a show [proud teacher moment]:
I just got word that I am nominated yet again for Outstanding Musical Director by the Saint Louis Theatre Circle, the critics’ organization that hosts these annual awards.
This nomination is for The Sweet Smell of Success with New Line Theatre in June 2017.
My colleague Matt Pentecost was nominated as Best Actor for his role in that production.
And my student Sarah Nelson is also nominated for musical direction of Lizzie with the same company.
What a delight this is — to be nominated for a third time in four years! And to join other nominees in our thriving local theatre scene…..
Here’s the award photo from 2015:
Judy Newmark of the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch named me Best Musical Director in her Judy Awards last week.
I’m delighted! And I knew Judy had really enjoyed The Sweet Smell of Success at New Line Theatre in June, but I did not realize how much . . . .