I’m Oliver. I am an actor, musical theatre writer and retired hand model.
My musicals have been performed at The SoHo Playhouse, The Pearl Theatre, The Sheen Center, The Other Palace Theatre in London, and various other venues in NY and LA. I have developed work in the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, and I have received tutelage from Broadway composers Stephen Schwartz, William Finn and Jeanine Tesori. I graduated from the William E. Macaulay Honors College with a BA in music in 2015.
As an actor I have done several TV spots, and I revealed my semi-toned tushy while playing Melchior in Spring Awakening at Virginia Rep.
I am inspired by Stephen Sondheim, William Finn, Adam Guettel, Carl Rogers, Eckhart Tolle, human psychology, large pianos, small pianos, practicing aikido, aphorisms printed on yogi teabags, my therapist (or as my parents used to say, my feelings doctor), and the brilliant artists with whom I create. This makes me cry, and this makes me laugh.
My musicals merge the zany with the lyrical, and explore the possibility of shedding our fears to embrace chaos and beauty and become the compassionate beings we fundamentally are.
My golden years were from ages 5-10, when I sang in the NYC Opera Children's Chorus and at my parents' dinner parties, where my uncanny embodiment of Gwen Verdon singing "Whatever Lola Wants" was a crowd favorite.
I'm making a comeback. Just you wait.