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I love to sing and act, as long as I don't have to do too much dancing. I am a bass-baritone, and a major fan of the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. I am a late bloomer, only beginning to perform in public in my late 40's.
Due to health problems, I'm no longer able to perform on stage, but I still like to sing. I am a regular with the monthly M.I.T. Sea Chantey group, where I get to sing sitting down.
My most recent Revels appearance was in the 2005 Christmas Revels
In July 2003 the M.I.T. Gilbert & Sullivan Players put on a semi-staged production of Bizet's Carmen which I was in the chorus of, my first real opera. It was a very fine production, and I was quite proud to be a small part of it.
I previously appeared in the Sudbury Savoyards' production of Patience, in February 2003.
I was in the 2003 Midsummer Revels at the Museum Wharf in South Boston. I played the front of a 4 person dragon in the mummers' play segment, as well as being in the chorus. I was also in the 2002 Spring Revels at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, June 2002.
In April, 2000, Tova and I appeared in M.I.T.Gilbert & Sullivan Players' production of:
In November, 1999, George and I were in the M.I.T.Gilbert & Sullivan Players' production of:
We were pirates in the first act, but then reformed, and became policemen for the second act.
My wife, Harriet Fell, took
Previously, I appeared as Master of Ceremonies for the M.I.T.Gilbert & Sullivan Players' production of:
November 14-16, 20-22 1997 at the Sala de Puerto Rico of the M.I.T. Student Center
Last spring, my daughter and I appeared in the M.I.T.Gilbert & Sullivan Players' production of:
April 18-20, 24-26 1997 at the Sala de Puerto Rico of the M.I.T. Student Center
I also appeared in the chorus for the M.I.T.Gilbert & Sullivan Players' production of:
November 21,22 & 23, 1996.
There were six performances in the M.I.T Student Center: April 12-20, 1996. This was a complete production, with full orchestra.
I was particularly thrilled to get to share the stage with John Roberts and Tony Barrand, longtime favorites of mine.
I was previously in the 1997 Midsummer Revels in Lincoln, Massachusetts. That production had a French-Canadian theme, and production featured noted Québecois soloists Benoit Bourque & Gaston Bernard, as well as the famous Cape Breton fiddler Joe Cormier. You can find more details about this production on the Midsummer Revels Web page.
|From the 1997 Midsummer Revels|
|My solo||A sad song|
I have also appeared in previous editions of the Midsummer Revels in 1994 and '95.
Tova was also in the adult chorus those productions, and in the children's chorus of the 1993 production.
My son George joined me in the children's chorus of the '95 Sea Revels.
I appeared as The Bailiff, in the 1995 25th anniversary Christmas Revels in Sanders Theatre at Harvard University.
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