Who is this guy?
I’m Oliver. I like to act and write musicals.
My work has been performed at The New York Musical Festival, The New York International Fringe Festival, The From Page to Stage Festival at The Other Palace Theatre in London, The SoHo Playhouse, 54 Below, the Catalina Jazz Club and other venues in New York, and I am presenting an evening of my work at the Kennedy Center in November 2017. I'm a Dramatists Guild Fellow and alum of the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project. I've received instruction from Broadway composers and lyricists Stephen Schwartz, William Finn, Jeanine Tesori, Michael Korie, Lawrence O'Keefe, Craig Carnelia, Stephen Bray, Joe DiPietro and Michael Weiner.
I grew up on the work of Stephen Sondheim and William Finn, and I find solace in the teachings of Eckhart Tolle and Thich Nhat Hanh. I take joy in banging on pianos, talking about my feelings with my therapist, talking about my therapy with my mother and collaborating with the brilliant artists with whom I create.
My work strives to be authentic, funny and poignant, and explores the belief that even though we often become lost in fear we are fundamentally good. Other things that interest me include human psychology and Barbra Streisand.
I am a proud member of ASCAP, The Dramatists Guild, the Musical Theatre Factory and the Bond St. Dojo, where I haphazardly practice aikido.