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What a thrill to be in the company of a genius Andrew Lloyd Webber.
I admire this man and all that he has achieved in his 70 years of life on this planet.
His book is so fabulous that almost everyone asked when will he write another?
Right off the heels of producing "Jesus Christ Super Star" now he is promoting his book !
You can't keep a good man down :)
I'm happy to be on this ride with him.
In the middle of the 4th blizzard in March I made it to Paul McCartney's home for an interview that turned out to be the most memorable day that I've had in years.
As I was getting Paul ready for his interview I was helping him read lines and just being present to help, not that Paul needs any help with interviews as he's a wealth of knowledge about any subject.
The interview will air all over social media on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. With so much going on in the world it was refreshing to hear words of peace and hope. Paul spoke of his duet with Stevie Wonder "Ebony & Ivory". Perfect choice!
As Paul was wrapping up his interview I turned to find Meryl Streep standing behind me. I think Paul was even a bit star struck.
Both Paul & Meryl nailed it in 2 takes , enough time for all of us to get home before the blizzard gained momentum.
Driving home in the storm I felt blessed in every way. Life is so GRAND and I get to sit on the sidelines and watch it play out.
I'm so very proud of this piece that I did for Stevie Wonder. I did most of the artists in New York City, so I am not claiming I did all of them as most were shot at their studios & in LA.
Please click on the link below.
The message is what matters!
“On April 4th, 1968 at 7:05 p.m. Central Time, Dr. King’s life was cut tragically short. 50 years later a need for his dream to be fulfilled is far greater than ever. This is precisely why, the dream still lives.
Please create and post your own Dream Still Lives video with #DreamStillLives. Spread love...spread hope.
— STEVIE WONDER
(IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE)
STEVIE WONDER (OPENING)
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND MRS. MICHELLE OBAMA
SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS
DR. KEITH BLACK
BILLIE JEAN KING
SAMUEL L. JACKSON
THE HONORABLE CONDOLEEZZA RICE
THE HONORABLE SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
SIR ELTON JOHN
CONGRESSMAN CEDRIC RICHMOND
REVEREND JESSE JACKSON
ROBERT DE NIRO
JAMIE FOXX (1)
JAMIE FOXX (2)
SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY
SADIQ KHAN, LORD MAYOR OF LONDON
MARY J. BLIGE
STEVIE WONDER (CLOSING)
The Grammys are back in New York City !!!!!
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 28, 2018. The CBS network broadcast the show live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was the first time since 2003 that the ceremony was held outside Los Angeles (where the Staples Center had been the home of the Grammys since 2004). James Corden returned as host.
The ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. The nominations were announced on November 28, 2017. The "pre-telecast" ceremony (officially named The Premiere Ceremony) was be held on the same day prior to the main ceremony.
I was the Department Supervisor for Glam (25 assistants) so it was a 3 ring Circus getting Lady Gaga's backup singers ready along with Daddy Yankee, Rihanna, SZA & Despacito but I LOVED every minute of it :)
I truly hope the Grammys come back to NYC!!!
Jay Scott Greenspan (born September 23, 1959), known by his stage name Jason Alexander, is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and director.
Alexander is best known for his role as George Costanza in the television series Seinfeld. Other well-known roles include Phillip Stuckey in the film Pretty Woman (1990) and the title character in the animated series Duckman (1994–1997).
Alexander has had an active career on stage, appearing in several Broadway musicals including Jerome Robbins' Broadway in 1989, for which he won the Tony Award as Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He appeared in the Los Angeles production of The Producers. He was the Artistic Director of "Reprise! Broadway's Best in Los Angeles", where he has directed several musicals.
Jason was the lead in a show we did for Broadway HD & PBS.
Jason could not have been more delightful... He took selfies with us backstage and was a pure joy to be around. No EGO here :)
I'll work with him ANYTIME!!
The Nickelodeon HALO Awards is a TV special that airs on TeenNick but recently has been voted to be aired on all of the Nickelodeon channels except TVLand and Nick Jr. This year it will be hosted on Thanksgiving weekend, but usually is aired every December. It profiles five ordinary teens who are Helping And Leading Others (HALO). Created by chairman Nick Cannon, the show is similar to other awards shows, such as CNN's Heroes award. The HALO Awards "...flips the script and features today’s biggest celebrities giving out the awards instead of receiving them,” said Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development of Nickelodeon. It profiles four teens who are usually seniors in high school or have just started college, that sacrificed themselves to better the lives of others.
I had the best time with Jo Jo & Nick Cannon.
The show is close to my heart as it celebrates kids that are trying to make the world a better place.
Don't we ALL need that ?
What an honor to work with A.R. Rahman in New york City at The United Nations.
He had a choir of 25 beautiful musicians from India for a charity event.
It was a magical night with lovely music and VERY spicy food :D
Here we are again, another year at the beautiful St. John of the Divine in New York City.
This year they honored Billie Jean King & Harvey Fierstein for their years of support among the gay community.
The mayor of Orlando was also honored. Everyone bowed their heads for a moment of silence for the victims that were brutally murdered at Pulse night club.
There were tears and also many laughs.
Joel Grey is the sweetest thing, surrounded by all these drag queens backstage he asked me if I could make him look that good :D
God Bless Orlando!
It was late one evening when I got this call to do Chris Nunez for the finale of "Ink Masters".
Now I'm not really into tats but the tattoos these artists were doing where off the charts !!
The detail and the pain that went onto this art form was amazing!
Tats aren't for everyone but I was very grateful I got called to experience this show first hand.
Chris Nunez was so sweet (and a bit nervous since it was the finale) it made it that much more fun.
This was a fun day with Will Arnett from Saturday Night Live.
He was doing a skit with the head of the NHL @ the Headquarters of the Nation Hockey League in New York City the day after the Stanley Cup Finals.
It was so silly...
Will just came in from The Hamptons for this quick bit & went straight back to meet his children. A friend was letting them stay in their guest house.
During shooting a scene this random girl just walks through the scene with an Emmy???
What a cool night at I Heart Radio.
Bobby Bones was our host in NYC at the I Heart theater. He hosts a show is Nashville that is quite popular.
Our talent was Keith Urban.. who doesn't love him??? Keith was there promoting his new album, record, CD what ever the new term is now :D
Both were so chill. It was awesome to work with such talent and easy on the eye :)
I must confess Keith is one fantastic guitar player.
The night was full of good music and good people.
Love music shows.
If your laughing most of the day at work you must be working at Comedy Central :)
Comedy Central had it's first "Upfront" at Town Hall in NYC and all the funnest stars in show biz showed up….no kidding!
They Had The "Broad City" ladies IIana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson there along with Amy Schumer.
"Workaholics" Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson.
Jason Sudekis was super sweet to work with as well as Tim Robinson and Natasha Leggero.
Chris Hardwick from "Talking Dead" was so silly backstage… he made everyone get in the picture (here posted) as a selfie like Ellen did at the Oscars.
Oh yes, everyone had a smile on their face this day and if you didn't there had to be something seriously wrong with you :D
In true form Sam Shepard does not disappoint.
I was fortunate enough to be able to work on his play the final week it was on Broadway in NYC.
This of course is not a "feel good" play but the acting was outstanding.
With Ed Harris as the lead how could it have not been spectacular ?
Taissa Farmiga from "American Horror" was one of the leads as well. She took the play to a whole new level. Poor thing on the last day she got a cold. She said her character took so much out of her. You can totally see that she put her whole heart and soul into it.
Taissa Farmiga, Ed harris, Amy Madigan, Larry Pine, Rich Sommer, Paul Sparks, Nat Wolff
I love Broadway and everything about it. You can shut off your brain and for 2 hours be taken away by the play.
This was thrilling!