Who is this guy?
I’m Oliver. I love to act and sing and write musicals.
My work has been performed at NAMT, the Kennedy Center, the Other Palace Theatre, the New York Musical Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, the SoHo Playhouse, the Kaufman Center, 54 Below, the Catalina Jazz Club and other venues across the United States. I am 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'm a recipient of a SongSpace grant, winner of the ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Award for songwriting and I have developed work at the Ucross Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Johnny Mercer Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. I've received amazing instruction from Broadway writers Stephen Schwartz, William Finn, Pasek & Paul, Ahrens & Flaherty, 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 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I love 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 strive to create songs and musicals that are funny, poignant and authentic to inspire and heal myself and others, and to connect us to our shared humanity.
I volunteer with Musicians on Call, and I'm a proud member of ASCAP, The Dramatists Guild, the Musical Theatre Factory and Aikido of Park Slope, where I haphazardly practice martial arts. I am currently working on a public Song Journal, where I improvise and post an original song to Facebook and YouTube every day in an effort to combat my perfectionist tendencies and tap into creative flow.