COMPOSITION – Produced pieces

7 childrens musicals for Lilliput Players, California: Secret Garden, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Quacks (Imaginary Invalid), Jack and the Beanstalk, Emperor’s New Clothes, Country Mouse, City Mouse, Prince Who Couldn’t Laugh, Talking Leaves.

(Published by I. E. Clark.)

Recipient of Meet The Composer Grant in conjunction with Lilliput Players

Co-author (book, music and lyrics) of At The Cabaret Chat Noir, originally produced at the Zephyr Theatre, LA and transferal to full equity production at the Cable Car Theatre, San Francisco.

Dramalogue award for Music Direction.


Attachment, book and lyrics by Joel Schlader

Sea Gull, a fun, hard rock opera (lyrics by me)

Bathsheba,  a play with music, lyrics by Thomas Hardy, book by me

Lbs, lyrics Mary Liz Macnamara, book John Paollilo

Heirheads, book and lyrics by David Lewis


Enter Laughing, York Theatre (replaced Matt Castle)

Picon Pie, Darryl Roth 2, NYC. Arrangements for clarinet and piano

Cole!, San Jose Rep, Marines Memorial Theatre (SF), Theatre on the Square (SF), Henry Fonda Theatre (LACLO) Dramalogue and Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle awards

A Marvelous Party, (and arranger/co-creator)  Northlight Theatre, Jeff Nomination

Oh, Coward! Arizona Theatre Company

Popera, Shakweeta, PS 122 (arrangements as well)

Verdi Ristorante Di Musica, LA 1988-91 (Operas and musicals)


Sarah Lazarus, VP Boyle musical theatre audition class

San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Vance George Conductor

Zoe Caldwell, One Woman Show, Come Waltzing With Me


BA in music from University of California Berkeley, with honors

Composition: Edwin Dugger, Piano: Deno Gianopoulous, Barbara Shearer

Guildhall School of Music, UK, piano studies with Paul Berkowitz

Current composition studies with Larry Delinger

Current member of BMI workshop for Composers and Lyricists, Harrington Award

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