This is what I love the most -- and also, sadly, what I do the least. Performing requires a production, which requires time, money, and the efforts of many people, whereas writing is something I can do anytime at all. In fact, I'm doing it right now. As any actor will tell you, pursuing a career as a performer takes all the energy a human can muster. I could only do it to the exclusion of these other pursuits. So I produce my own work and cast myself. Occasionally, I'm invited to appear in a production or perform at an event. Whenever I do it, I remember that there's nothing better than a live audience's laughter.
I have a long history of playing Groucho Marx, including in my own adaptation of I'll Say She Is at Marxfest and FringeNYC; in Music of the Marx Brothers at 54 Below; and in stage productions such as Groucho on the Air. My performances as Groucho have been called "uncanny and hilarious" by Time Out New York, and if it's press quotes you want, there's more here.
In each of the Nero Fiddled musicals, I appeared in multiple roles, and also narrated. In my solo show, 400 Years in Manhattan, I played the challenging role of Noah Diamond, to great acclaim.
I was seen in Trav S.D.'s Travesties of 2012, a presentation of the American Vaudeville Theatre and the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
I played Woody Allen (basically) in the short film Molecular Manipulation Man, directed by Kim Moscaritolo.
I've also performed in improv shows, comedy clubs, and dozens of plays and musicals.