In the spring of 2011 I performed my cabaret show I Bought A Blue Car Today in Pittsburgh, Palm Springs, NYC, Atlanta and Chicago as well as a couple of shows aboard an Atlantis cruise ship in the Carribean!
A whoring I did go
My fourth season as Masterpiece host....
My friend and musical maestro Lance Horne released his debut album First things Last. I open the disc singing his amazing song American.
To celebrate I joined Lance and a bunch of the peeps who sing on the record, and some other friends, and gave two concerts, first at the Allen Rom of the Lincoln Cebter in NYC and then in London at the Garrick Theatre.
The artist and film-maker Carter asked me to play a role in his feature debut , opposite James Franco, Catherine Keener and Fallon Goodson.
Maladies is about a talented and successful actor (James) who retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister (Fallon) and his best friend (Catherine), we watch as their Maladies intertwine.
Photo by Pamela Berkovic
For The Tempest and The Good Wife and Itsasickness.com I made a few appearances on these shows...
I wrote this article for Black Book magazine...
I made an appearance on PBS' The Electric Company! And here it is...
I finally took my cabaret show home.
I did three performances of I Bought A Blue Car Today at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the Assembly Hall, the historic venue on the Mound, the former home of the Church of Scotland and the Scottish parliament. There is a statue of John Knox in the courtyard, and I wondered (aloud) during the show what he would make of me and what I had to say!
In many ways, it was a full circle experience for me. I cut my teeth at the Edinburgh Fringe as a young drama student doing cabaret in the mid eighties, with Victor and Barry. They went on to become the festival darlings for many years. But I hadn't performed on the Fringe since 1991, and so coming back with a cabaret of my own was a really amazing feeling. I'm older, wiser and ballsier, and finally able to share it with my homeland in a show that has so much to do with my Scottishness both in content and in the style of performance. So this was good times.
Here's a little report from NY1 about my run in Edinburgh.