Posts tagged 2017
Sesame Street
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It was such a thrill to work on Sesame Street. Here are some photos from that day ... be sure to check in often so I can let you know when the episode will air!

The Slipper Room, NYC
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During the month of December, I played at The Slipper Room, NYC's Palace of Variety on the lower east side.

Here are some photos from that night! Thank you to all who joined me!

National Anthem at NY Knicks Game

I sang the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden on Sunday December 3rd at 3:30pm when the New York Knicks played the Orlando Magic! Here's a video from the event!

The 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala!
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I am so honored to have been asked to perform at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, celebrating Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt.
 
Read more about the event here! and scroll down to see some photos from this extraordinary event. Check back soon for video of me singing Maybe from Mirette, Somebody and Try to Remember. You can view my website page about the night here.

Try To Remember - Children and Screens Inaugural Gala
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I sang "Try to Remember" for several hundred people at the Children and Screens
Inaugural Gala in late November.  Mat Godfrey and his band accompanied me.  They rocked!

54 Below Make-A-Wish Benefit
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It was an honor to perform at the Make-A-Wish benefit that was produced by Badiene Magaziner and Trapper Felides in honor of Badiene's late son, Erik.

Heifetz Institute PEG Program
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I am so grateful to have been invited to participate and perform in a very fun and inspiring violin program at the Heifetz Institute PEG in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

I have been working with faculty members from Julliard and The Manhattan School of Music as well as other talented young musicians. I am making new friends and enjoying chamber music, fiddling - and still finding time to audition for Broadway and film and practice my other instruments!

Pledging Allegiance to the Band One Last Time*
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Sunday, May 14th, 2017 was my final day at School of Rock, and like most of the original cast-members before me, I have finally graduated from "Horace Green Prep". I've had the most amazing time being a part of Broadway's School of Rock and I'm grateful to everyone that helped me along the way. From rehearsals at New 42 to meeting Andrew Lloyd Webber, Laurence Connor, JoAnn Hunter, Ethan Popp and Glenn Slater -- to the Tony Awards, Good Morning America, the Thanksgiving Day parade, Stevie Nicks, Barbra Streisand and much more, it has been an incredible dream I've lived for 20+ months. Special thanks to four of my mentors, David Ruttura, Patrick O'Neill, Lulu Lloyd and Darren Ledbetter from whom I have learned so much about music, acting and dancing. I have made a lifelong family. Here are some photos and video clips from our closing bows and celebration afterward. Enjoy! Keep checking my website and social pages for what's next for me. Until then ... #rockon!

* quote from Kate Egan

Tunes in Times Square
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I had the best Sunday ever! First, in the afternoon, I performed as Shonelle in the matinee of Broadway's School of Rock. Next, I ran over to Times Square with my friends to perform at TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE, an annual charity event. Times Square was filled with people and song thanks to a lineup of amazing Broadway performances, including some of my amazing buddies from the show.

I debuted by new original song, "ANGEL"! Later that day, I performed as Shonelle again, for the evening show. It was so fun; and I also really loved hearing my friends backstage singing "ANGEL". I'm so glad they liked it!

This was the 6th annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE charity event, presented by Magical Music for Life. The foundation was formed to better the lives of children though the impactful and extraordinary power of music. You can learn more about them at www.magicalmusic.org. I'm honored to have been a part of such a wonderful day!

Wonderama
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Yesterday, the host and producers of Wonderama taped a segment with Broadway kids at Badiene Magaziner's vocal studio. It was so great to be a part of the segment. Please watch my newsletter and social media for information on when it will air.

Graduation from Horace Green Prep

In the last 21 months, I have seen many cast members, some my dearest friends, leave the show and now, sadly, it’s my turn to graduate from School of Rock on Broadway.

My last day at "Horace Green Prep" will be May 14th. It’s been an amazing and unforgettable experience and I’ve learned so much from it. It’s been so great to build friendships and to have many incredible times like being on The TONY Awards, appearing on Good Morning America and the Thanksgiving Day parade, meeting Jack Black and lots of famous rockers like Stevie Nicks and Barbra Streisand.

And, let’s not forget performing in School of Rock on Broadway! It’s been such an honor to meet Andrew Lloyd Webber, Laurence Connor, Joanne Hunter and to share my days with David Ruttura, Patrick O’Neill, Darren Ledbetter, Lulu Lloyd and the ultra-talented cast, crew and company.

Without School of Rock, I probably wouldn’t be playing bass or guitar. I originally thought that family meant those I was related to, but I now realize my family extends to my School of Rock family too.

A Busy January (School of Rock)

During the month of January, I performed as Summer (the band manager), Katie (the bass lead), Shonelle (the backup singer) and Madison (one of the roadies). It's so much fun covering so many roles. When I get to the theatre, I never know who I might be playing! Thanks to everyone who came to see us!

Recording at Avatar Studios
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In addition to my work at School of Rock, I also audition for (and sometimes book) the coolest jobs. Here I am at one of my favorite places ... Avatar Studios ... where I record musical audio books for some of their clients and other projects. I can't wait until the next one.

Ben Platt!
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One of my favorite things to do (when I have some time) is to see other Broadway shows. I think all actors on Broadway enjoy that. In January, Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, Dear Evan Hansen) came to our show!

It was great to meet him afterward. Thanks Ben!