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.
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“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.
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— 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!!!
The day after the Grammys, while all the stars are still in town ... Lets do another show !!!
That Monday Lady Gaga had to do her pre tape for Elton as she had to catch a plane to London at 8:00pm so she was gorgeous as ever and professional. She wanted all her strings and back up dancers in clean nude colors as she was in all white looking angelic singing one of Elton's famous songs.
The next day was jammed packed with all stars on deck to pay tribute to Elton John by singing one of their favorite songs.
My favorite was Ed Sheeran NAILING one of Elton's songs (I don't want to give it away as it airs next month)
Just to name a few artists... there was Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert, Kesha, John Legend, and Little Big Town, among others.
It was a beautiful tribute to a real icon Sir Elton John.
Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Cats (1994), Evita (1996), and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).
He was born on March 22, 1948, in South Kensington in London, England, the first of two sons of William Lloyd Webber, an organist and composer. His mother, Jean Johnstone, was a pianist and violinist. Young Andrew Lloyd Webber learned to play various musical instruments at home and began composing at an early age. He continued his music studies at Westminster School, where his father was an organist. At the age of 9, young Andrew was able to play the organ and assisted his father during performances. In 1964 he went to Oxford University as a Queens Scholar of history.
In 1965 he met lyricist Tim Rice and dropped out of school to compose musicals and pop songs. In 1968 he had his first success with the West End production of 'Joseph and the Amasing Techicolor Dreamcoat'. From the 1960s to 2000s Lloyd Webber has been constantly updating his style as an eclectic blend of musical genres ranging from classical to rock, pop, and jazz, and with inclusion of electro-acoustic music and choral-like numbers in his musicals.
It was an honor to work with Andrew all week promoting Jesus Christ Super Star airing LIVE on NBC on Easter Sunday.
He had Glenn Close with him taking about her play with him "Sunset Boulevard"
The next day it was all about John Legend!!! he will be singing most if not all of the songs.
Truly magical week!
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!!
Harold Smith Prince (born January 30, 1928) is an American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century. He has garnered twenty-one Tony Awards, more than any other individual, including eight for directing, eight for producing the year's Best Musical, two as Best Producer of a Musical, and three special awards.
What a pleasure to work with this incredible legend .
When Hal left the interview from the beautiful "United Palace Cultural Arts Theater" he was off to Switzerland to go skiing ...
True Genius !!!!
Must say I get to do the BEST show in town on New Years Eve.
Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic , Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes & Aaron Tveit.. how can you go wrong?
It's always an honor to work at Lincoln Center & New Years Eve is even better.
What a beautiful way to end 2017!
I'm so looking forward to 2018... It's going to be the BEST year yet!!!!!
Wishing everyone a happy & health new year.
New York was jumping Thursday night with guitar legends from all over the world.
All the money went for helping our veterans .. Pier 54 was packed so we made some serous cash to help our vets.
The line up was : Richie Samboria, Lindsay Ell, Orianthi, Billy Gibbons, Tracy Adkins, Robert Randolph, Eddie Trunk, Dave Navarro, Nancy Wilson, Sam Moore, & Joe Don Rooney.
All these awesome talented people brought the house down & there was not a soul sitting down.
God Bless America!!
Nick Cannon did it again!!!
This was the best Halo Awards in recent history.
Nick searches for 4 kids that actually help save the world.
One kid Caleb raised $300,000 to help the homeless in Chicago & recruits a team of 3000 to help clean up the city.... He's 11.
What have you done today??? :D
The talent list was off the chart:
Why Don't We
Another year of amazing Brainiacs :)
#Love my job
This is always a very cool show for me. It's the beginning of the US Open & if you know me, I'm totally into tennis!!! LOVE the game! So it was a rush to see 3 of my favorite players there.
Roger Federer , Venus Williams & Rafael Nadal.
Arthur Ashe Kids Day is close to my heart because a portion of the ticket sales go to helping kids that never could afford or even given the chance to learn tennis on all levels.
This is a huge venue for kids to launch their careers as well .
Sophia Carson was fabulous & so was Jack & Jack.
Great show all the way around.
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!
I LOVE what I do & I get to work on the best shows in New York City.
The final week of the play "Indecent" we were blessed to film it LIVE on Broadway HD
The actors were so excited & theater actors are always such a pleasure to work with.
It was especially cool to work with the star Katrina Lenk.
I'm so very grateful for all the blessings in my life.
Life is GOOD!!!!
Well, this was quite a night!
Myself & my team were running from one hotel to another doing hair & makeup for the worlds icons.
The list of legends of the Grammys were overwhelming.
This is just some of the artists that were being honored:
Whoopi Goldberg & Paul Shaffer were presenters.
Needless to say we had a busy & memorable night :)
This Award show is one of a kind. First it takes place in one of the most beautiful places on Earth St. John of the Devine.
It celebrates the LGBT Community & it's stars!
Cyndi Lauper was honored & had 12 violinist play behind her as she sang "True Colors".
It was sad at times hearing the stories of people that were killed in the Orlando shootings & many other very disturbing stories but this show is trying to keep people aware of what is going on & the LGBT community is getting stronger & wiser with the help of educated people.
I LOVE my Crew below!!!! True ANGELS!!
So Steve Harvey's first hosting show was "Showtime At the Apollo" 20 years ago. Unfortunately he was fired & there were so many other hosts that took over the show.
Most like Whoopie, Capone, Monique, & many others I did the show with over 15 years ago at the Apollo.
Steve decided to buy the show & bring it back every Saturday night like the old days.
6 days..3 shows a day... We had our first couple of months.
Looking forward to our next run :) complete with Steve harvey & The Sandman.
Well, this was the first year the NBA had it's own award show & it was awesome!
Drake was the host... how could they go wrong :)
Nicki Minaj sang & had 18 dancers that all needed hair & makeup. It was a crazy show but as ALWAYS.. we got the job done & with elegance.
Looking forward to next year.
I JUST LOVE MY CREW !!!!!!!!! THEY ARE THE REAL STARS!!!!!
This was one of the best plays I've done in quite awhile.
I was honored to work with Kevin Kline which he won the Tony for his performance in this play.
The wig maker, wardrobe, writers all should have won awards!
The wigs were all sewn by hand with love & the wardrobe was spot on for the 1920's
Again I was so honored & grateful to work for Broadway HD & PBS for being able to see & be part of the fabulous play.
Kevin shined as the true star that he is !
Thank goodness the Tonys came back to Radio City! That is their proper home :) We were at the Beacon the last couple of years.
Kevin Spacey was our host this year & he did not disappoint. He was funny & he can really DANCE & SING!
Uma Thurman , an old client hung out in the makeup room & we had some laughs.
It takes a village to pull off this show & I'm proud to say this is my 18th year doing it.
This is my favorite show of the tear...No drama because theatre actors are so professional that drama isn't even in their vocabulary :) Which in this business is RARE!
This show just keeps getting better & better every year!
What an AMAZING play we did at The Tony Kiser Theatre.
The best part was meeting this fabulous actor Wade McCollin. He transformed his beard into frost in 2 minutes then changes it back. there were many transformations & it was so exciting to be a part of this beautiful cast. I learned a few things as well.
Again it was cool that Broadway HD streamed this LIVE.
Check out the transformation on Valerie Vigoda below.
This is totally worth going to see. Keep your eye out as they are moving to a new theater .
What a wild night in Asbury Park :D
It was the 9th Annual Red Carpet Induction Ceremony ..Class of 2016 Inductees
Pretty much the best of the best of New Jersey.
This was my first year & i knew quite a few of the inductees.
Jay O Sanders & I did like 8 plays together & he was one of the presenters so the photo below is him & I being photo bombed with our producer Marc Wollin. Very cool night!
The Inductees were:
Kelly Ripa, Carol Blazejowski, Carol Higgins Clark, Connie Francis, Rosey Grier, Arthur Imperatore, Tommy James, Wyclef Jean, Ray Liotta, Chuck Wepner, Peace Pilgrim, & Alfred Koeppe
Tommy James & Wyclef Jean performed. It was an awesome night.