Happy New Year everyone!
Welcome to the relaunch of my website. It's very exciting and new. I just celebrated my 40th birthday and I'm pleased to report that I am happy, healthy and content. The World has been very kind to me and I'm looking forward to celebrating the next 40 years with a solid foundation of friends and family. I have so much to be thankful for. 2012 will be a great year!
The journey to Las Vegas has been incredibly rewarding. I am currently performing nightly on the Las Vegas Strip in VEGAS! THE SHOW. We are located in the Saxe Theatre at Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops. If you have plans to come to Vegas anytime soon please be in touch and come check out the show. It is not to be missed. VTS celebrates the history of Las Vegas entertainment and gives me the opportunity to share original characters and vintage Vegas performers including Sammy Davis, Jr. (of course), Louis Prima and believe it or not, Sonny Bono. I'm having a great time and learning so much. Every moment onstage is a delight and I truly love my cast and crew. Thank goodness. Come visit.
So many of my personal goals and dreams have come true over the past year. The decision to leave New York last year was a difficult one. I knew I was taking a risk leaving the Big Apple but something told me that Las Vegas would shine a different light on my personal and professional life. It sure has. I'm a homeowner, a Dad to a new puppy and I have learned so much more about the business of entertainment.
2011 brought some reunions with the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, a visit to Ithaca college to host the A & E Dedication, a terrific journey to Chattanooga, TN and Reno, NV to sing with their respective Symphonies as Sammy Davis, Jr. and I traveled to Key West for vacation and to LA to shop. Yay!!!!
In addition to VTS and my new life here in Vegas I continue to work on other projects.
- SAMMY & ME, my one man musical, is still being shopped to producers and will hopefully have another life in the next year. The 2010 production at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta was a success and we are hoping to tell the story in several markets including Europe. Be sure to look for updates and check out www.sammyandme.com
- My debut CD ONCE IN A LIFETIME is on itunes, cdbaby, Amazon and more! It can also be purchased on my site and in person at VTS (personally autographed)! I am currently working on a live production that will showcase the material on the CD and bring the modern arrangements of Sammy's music to a live stage performance. Stay tuned. The pieces of the puzzle are coming together nicely. The creative team I've gathered is fantastic.
- RAT PACK SYMPHONIC will be performed in Phoenix in April 2012. This show produced by Broadway Pops International is an evening of Frank, Sammy and Dean at their Rat Pack best. Swing on by if you happen to be in Arizona in April 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th 2012
It's going to be a very busy year. I'm currently writing a few new projects and I anticipate going back into the studio to record some new tracks right after the New Year.
I wish everyone the best and I hope to stay connected more often. Please come visit me in Vegas! Can't wait to share with you.