As I said in the bio, it all started in choirs, then glee clubs, and many musicals at Stanford.
When I was doing Broadway plays, I sang in clubs and saloons in the Village. When I gave up acting, I went silent for a long time while trying to be a writer.
Then fate threw Brooke Astor at me, and I performed at her 94th Birthday Party. Luckily I’d stumbled over David Lewis, a sublime musical director who improved everything about our gigs, including me. We performed in a long series of private parties and fundraisers at which I had more fun than any one else.
This led to appearances in some of the wonderful clubs around New York – Arci’s Place, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, Danny’s Skylight Room. Then I realized I was having so much fun, I hadn’t written a word for a couple of years. I went back to work, but performed at the occasional party, fundraiser and concert, singing the great songs of The American Songbook, with the likes of Peter Duchin and Emmanuel Ax.