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Friday, June 17th, 2011.  Last night I had a blast doing the car plays in LA.  I am working with some of the greatest people.  My co-star, Ron Morehouse, is so talented and an amazing person to be around.  Kiff Scholl, the writer, is full of compassion, empathy, and a dream to work with.  Matthew Bretz, our director, had such insight on our piece, that I think it soars.  Amazing!!!


Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011.  The Normal Heart receives 5 Tony Nominations.  Best Actor:  Joe Mantello.  Best Featured Actor:  John Benjamin Hickey.  Best Featrued Actress:  Ellen Barkin.  Best Direction:  Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe.  Best Revival:  The Normal Heart.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!  Oh, and had breakfast with Judy Ivey.  What a day.  Back to LA tonight.


Saturday, April 30th, 2011.  ANYTHING GOES.  Joel was funny, cute, right on and he’s having a blast.  Sutton Foster is the star of today, tomorrow and for ever.  LOL.  Brilliant.  She was fantastic.  Tony noms come out this week and she’s sure to receive one.  Out to dinner with Joel at Joe Allens to catch up all things Normal Heart.  We have so many things to share about the experience.  Do I write a book?  Hmmmm, I know a few people who wouldn’t want that. 


Thursday, April 28th, 2011.  So, last night.  Wow.  Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Chamberlain, Mike Nichols, Jessica Lange, Bryan Lourd, Kelly Ripa, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nathan Lane, Ron Rifkin, Rosie Perez, and on and on and on.  What a party!  Chris and I had a blast.  It was wonderful to see Daryl and Wendy and Alex and Paul, all the wonderful producers, and have a great laugh with Joel Grey.  Boy, we’ve come so far together and I’m so proud to be the one REALLY to be responsible for it being on Broadway.  I’ll always have that in my heart and it feels amazing. 


Wednesday, April 27th, 2011.  Tonight is opening night of The Normal Heart on Broadway.  I’m really looking forward to seeing Larry Kramer tonight and wishing him well. 


Friday, March 11th, 2011.  After much consideration, I had to pass on my job offer with The Normal Heart on Broadway.  Sometimes, it’s just easier to let things go and not hang on to it when you can see is becoming something that you’re not.  Not that it’s something wrong, it’s just going to be something different.  And clearly, not for me.  I wish them the best and I’m on to The 25th Anniversary Benefit Reading of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias.  Yeah!


Tuesday, February 15th, 2011.  Well, all good things come to an end.  I was called tonight to find out that the client needs some more ethnic faces in the spots for Infiniti.  So, I’m being pushed.  Pushed?  Gone?  Dropped?  Yep.  Oh well, there’s no business like show.........Something better is coming, I feel it.  On to the next audition.  :)


Monday, February 14th, 2011.  Happy V-Day and I booked a commercial.  Infiniti.  I’m thrilled.  And....I get to work with my great friend, Chris whose working the job.  Fun, fun, fun.  Looking forward to it. 


Thursday, February 3rd, 2011.  Started on Torchwood today and Arlene Tur is amazing.  What a joy to work with, so funny.  It was great fun to be with Lauren Ambrose as well, even though we did very little together.  Billy Gierhart, the director, was patient and very cool.  Fun set to work.


Thursday, May 6th. I’ve been so busy with The Normal Heart benefit, I haven’t had a chance to update my blog.  Very exciting times working on this benefit.  I’ve assembled an all star cast and ticket sale are going strong.  I’ll need a long vacation when it’s finished, but for now, I’m on a all time high.


Friday, March 5th.  The airing of Criminal Minds went very well.  I am completely overwhelmed by all the comments on my FB page.  Such wonderful comments from friends, old and new, that it takes a minute to take each and everyone in.  Wow.  Thank you all!


Saturday, February 20th.  Closing night of How I Learned To Drive.  Sold out and probably the best show of the run.  Why is that?  I guess we decided to be free with the words and take all those chances that the director, August, wanted us to do from day one.  Well, there you go.  Anyhow, the show was quite successful and I’m proud to be part of such a great cast.  Joanna Strapp, Jennifer Sorenson Lang, Skip Pipo and Allie Grant.


Thursday, February 18th.  I returned home thinking about what I just witnessed.  Ed Harris, in WRECKS by Neil LaBute, was so on, it was scary.  Really a wonderful stage actor who still has it and shares it with us all.  If you get a chance to see him work, live, please get down to The Geffen Playhouse in Westwood.  WOW!


Wednesday, February 10th. Last night, Joel Grey and I went to see the new play at The Geffen Playhouse, The Female of the Species, starring Annette Bening, David Arquette, Julian Sands, Josh Stamberg, Mireille Enos, Merritt Wever.  Though not my favorite piece, it’s always great to see Ms. Bening on stage.  Meeting her afterwards along with Julian Sands and Josh Stamberg wasn’t that bad either.  Tonight is their opening night and I wish them all “break-a-leg”.


Monday, February 8th.  I I woke up to good news that my short film, The Callback, was accepted into The Beverly Hills Shorts Festival this March.  I’ll keep you posted on dates/times/admission/etc.  Very exciting. 


Tuesday, February 2nd.  Back on “Minds” today.  How lucky can an actor get?  Not only am I working with the talented Matthew Gray Gubler in his directorial Minds debut, but he has assembled such a guest cast.  Ann Cusack, Brooke Smith, Toby Huss, Beth Grant and Bud Court.  I mean, come on......fantastic.  Laughs kept coming with Toby as he has a way that makes everyone at ease.  Erica Messer and Simon Mirren have written such a powerful script that I’m thrilled to be a part.  The morning started off with a surprise by series regular Paget Brewster.  Apparently, Paget had seen HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, over the weekend.  As Ann and I were getting the morning puffy eyes taken care of, Paget had recognized my voice in the trailer and she freaked.  LOL.  Of course my role in DRIVE is not one to have around and she told me that I “totally creeped her out”.  But only on stage.  She was thrilled to have me there.  I was happy.  A. J. Cook and all of the crew were friendly, sweet, giving, caring and this job ranks as one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on set.  Thanks MINDS. 


Monday, January 25th.  First day of Criminal Minds.  Working with Matthew Gray Gubler is as easy as anything could possibly be.  Fun, creative, easy to talk with, the day was fast and I look forward to being back next week.  Shemar Moore was a blast to work with.  I wish people could see how funny he is in person.  A hard worker and a joy to be around.  Next week, I hope to spend a little more time with pal, Annie Cusack.  What a talent she is!!!!


Saturday, November 21st.  Larry Kramer said, “YES!”.  Mr. Kramer has given me the rights to The Normal Heart for April 21st, 2010.  25th Anniversary of the play.  I’m so excited.  Now, I have to get to work!


Friday, November 20th.  Shooting Open 24 Hours.  Director, Ryan Francis, and Producer, Kevin Foxe, have assembled such a group of talented people.  Wow.  Wes McGee, Brooke Theiss-Genesee, Bumper Robinson, Stu Brumbaugh, are just a few of the actors that are a pleasure to be around.  Commited, caring, and so gifted.  I’m very lucky to be a part of this with all of them. 


Saturday, November 14th.  First full rehearsal of DRIVE.  Joanna Strapp, Allie Grant, Skip Pippo, and Jen Sorenson are really a great group. , August Viverito, has such insight and intelligence regarding this work that he truly gets me so excited to be in the theater working with him.


Tuesday, November 3rd.  First read thru of How I Learned To Drive.  Really a terrific cast, so talented.  I think this is going to be a wonderful experience.  We open January 15th, 2010!


Sunday, October 4th.  I arrived in Avon, CT and worked on the film, FAKE, starring Gabriel Mann, Fisher Stevens and Robert Loggia.   I had the opportunity to work with director and friend, Greg Friedle.  This is Greg’s first film that he has written and is now directing and he was awesome.  Greg took the time to rehearse and held command of a crazy set and accomplished all that was needed with his calm, cool and winning style.  I can’t wait to see the finished film.


Monday, September 28th.  10:30 am-I overpack!  I always have.  I’m leaving tomorrow night for New York and CT and already I’m thinking of what to pack.  Now, it’s not THAT crazy as I’m working and I need to think about certain things I’ll need to bring.  But really?  Why am I thinking about bringing 9 white t-shirts?  Really?  For 6 days?  Hmmm.  I overpack!