Very quickly before I start getting ready for a long lunch with Mom. I just got back from the gym, because even the gorgeous prose of A.S. Byatt couldn’t stop my jitters.
Tonight I’m performing with Scott Alan’s “Monday Nights, New Voices”, a monthly cabaret that showcases up and coming stars of the Broadway scene (who have yet to actually appear on Broadway) at The Duplex here in Manhattan. It’s 61 Christopher Street, right next to Stonewall Tavern in the heart of the West Village. Considering yesterday was the Gay Pride Parade, there should be a lot of fun stuff happening around the area. If you can make it, go here to make your reservation: http://theduplex.com/webcalendar/view_entry.php?id=4193&date=20090629
I’m singing “Your Daddy’s Son” from Ragtime, one of the most gorgeous and heartbreaking songs written for Broadway in the past twenty or so years. I was also assigned an original piece by the monthly composer, Will Reynolds, who is a sweetheart and extremely talented. I’m nervous but I think it will be okay. I woke up this morning and vocalized and everything seems to be in order. I just hope I don’t choke and make a fool of myself in front of Scott Alan, Will Reynolds, our wonderful host Jenn Colella as well as whoever else might show up, including my mom! Here’s hoping…
PS. Before you ask, no my dad can’t come. He’s swamped right now with recruiting and other stuff, but it’s being taped and I’ll show it to him on youtube. That goes for all of you who can’t make it as well. I will post it here when I get it.