DROWSY a Huge Success
Well, I'm back in New York again after a phenominal run of The Drowsy Chaperone at Stages St. Louis. I had a blast, but more importantly, critics and audiences alike couldn't get enough of it! Judith Newmark, of the St. Louis Post Dispatch says that "comedy rules, infusing one performance after another with giddy glee" and that the show "make[s] you laugh until tears roll down your cheeks." Peter Felichia of TheaterMania.com raves, "The cast is wondrous!" Steve Allen of St. Louis' KFUO-FM was kind enough to point out the "great work by Brian Ogilvie as the best-best-best man." For more reviews from the production, check out my Reviews Page. Our five-week run played to completely sold-out (and might I add, completely delighted) houses. It was a joy to be invited back to Stages St. Louis and an honor to be a part of such a fabulous cast in this amazing production.
But all good things must come to an end, and we closed this past Sunday evening. I'm now back in New York reprising my role in one of my favorite shows, Unemployment: The Musical with a cast of thousands. (I hope you like my production photo.) I hear that this show has been very popular this year. Anyway, I can't wait to see what's next, and I'll update the site as soon as I know. In the meantime, "Have voice. Will Travel!"
UPDATE 8/24/09: According to our producer Jack Lane, The Drowsy Chaperone has broken the Stages St. Louis box office record, bringing in $560,000 in 38 performances. What a privilege to have played a role in this special milestone for the company! Also, I've now added some pictures from the production in my Gallery, so check them out. I hope you enjoy them.