At 54 Below this past summer, I debuted my show “Under the Influence,” an homage to all the great pop music I grew up listening to and loving as a kid in Michigan. The show was a blast for me and has emboldened me to explore doing it again. I’m happy to announce that I’ve been asked to headline an evening at the legendary Town Hall in New York on May 11, 2013.Read More
“Bird in a Box” is a touching short film about a guy who falls in love with the voice of his Satellite Navigation System. I shot it in London (where I had to suddenly drive a stick shift on the wrong side of the road), and it’s now making the festival rounds. Visit the film’s website, where you can watch the film (8 min.) and find out about the cast, filmmakers and various screenings: http://www.birdinabox.tv
Here’s a portion of an interview with …Read More
I have a small part in Ed Burns’ new film project “The Fitzgerald Family Christmas,” available via on demand services starting on Nov. 21— and due in theaters on Dec. 7. Here’s a recent Huffington Post article about the movie and cast, which includes Mike McGlone and Connie Britton. Burns calls the film his “most personal work,” and being Irish American myself, I can vouch that the laughs and tears hit home. View the trailer.
I have a small part in the upcoming March 2013 film ADMISSION, directed by Paul Weitz (“About a Boy”) and from Focus Features. Tina Fey, Paul Rudd…what could be better?Read More
I’ll be co-hosting this year’s Drama Desk Awards with Brooke Shields this Sunday, June 3 at 8 pm. If you’re in NY this weekend, live ticket info for the ceremony at Town Hall is below, but you can also watch the entire ceremony online at http://new.livestream.com/DramaDesk/AwardsCeremony. (The perfect lead-in to Mad Men.)
The Drama Desk Awards, which are given annually in a number of categories, are the only major New York theater honors for which productions …Read More
Last Wednesday I found myself in the middle of Times Square ankle deep in sand. Next thing I knew I was perched atop a 25 foot makeshift ramp, astride a BMX dirt bike, donning a shiny helmet and fully goggled. Then I’m standing nose to nose with a horse named My Boy Bobby. Weird dream you say? Not so much. It was all very real.
The Olympics take place this summer in London. However, before they start up across the pond, New York City decided …Read More
Yeah, I’ll be busy the next few months. Check it out:
April 18, 2012: Attending the Broadway opening night of the hit British stage comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors,” directed by my good friend, Nicholas Hytner (of War Horse, The History Boys, and my personal favorites (of course) Sweet Smell of Success and Carousel). How could I not be excited to see “Falling trousers, flying fish heads, star-crossed lovers, cross-dressing mobsters and a fabulous on-stage band”? Check out the …Read More
Some time ago I got a call from my voiceover agent about an audition for Jameson Whiskey. I’ve auditioned for many voiceovers over the years and you quickly learn that there’s a small circle of actors who do A LOT of the work out there in this field. I am not one of these actors. For some reason, despite constant attempts, I hadn’t been able to crack the nut.
All the same, undaunted, in I go, into a small unassuming booth to read the copy …Read More
One of my sidelines is occasionally performing as the narrator for an audiobook. I narrated a Jonathan Franzen collection of essays a few years ago, and recently was thrilled to be chosen to voice perform Elmore Leonard’s latest, Raylan (based on the character from the TV series “Justified”). It’s a fun book and was really fun to play all the characters. And apparently I passed muster with the audiophiles: http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/dbsearch/showreview.cfm?Num=69493Read More
Two great projects that I had fun working on last year are both coming out in early this month, and I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss them. The first hits movie screens on March 9, and is a great ensemble comedy by Jennifer Westfeldt called “Friends with Kids.” It stars Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt as a couple, Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig as another couple, Maya Rudolph and Christ O’Dowd from Bridesmaids, Ed Burns, and Megan Fox. See the trailer …Read More