Who is this guy?
I’m Oliver. I love to sing and act and write songs and musicals.
I’m a recent Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow and winner of the inaugural Stephen Schwartz Award, the ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Award and a SongSpace Grant. My work has been performed and developed at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Village Theatre, the Annual National Alliance for Musical Theatre Conference (NAMT), the SoHo Playhouse, the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), the New York International Fringe Festival, the Other Palace Theatre in the UK and other venues across the United States.
I’ve headlined at the Kennedy Center and have played my music throughout New York City. I’ve developed work at the Ucross Foundation, the KHN Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Johnny Mercer Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. I am an alum of the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project.
I grew up on the music of Stephen Sondheim, William Finn and Billy Joel (plus a little Spice Girls) on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I love practicing aikido, banging on pianos and collaborating with the brilliant artists with whom I create. I am a certified facilitator of circling, a relational meditation practice. Other things that interest me include human psychology and Bernadette Peters.
I volunteer with Musicians on Call, and I'm a proud member of ASCAP, The Dramatists Guild and The Musical Theatre Factory. I recently finished a public Song Journal, where I improvised and posted an original song to Facebook and YouTube every day in an effort to shed my perfectionist tendencies and tap into creative flow.
My mission is to create songs and musicals that embrace the totality of the human experience and connect us to our shared humanity, healing and inspiring myself and the world.