I’m Oliver. I am an actor, musical theatre writer and former hand model (for real).
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 instruction from Broadway composers Stephen Schwartz, William Finn and Jeanine Tesori.
I am inspired by Stephen Sondheim, William Finn, Adam Guettel, Esperanza Spalding, Carl Rogers, Eckhart Tolle, human psychology, aphorisms printed on Yogi teabags, practicing aikido, pounding on pianos, going to my therapist (or as my parents used to say, my feelings doctor), and collaborating with the brilliant artists with whom I create. This makes me cry, and this makes me laugh.
My work merges the zany with the lyrical, and explores 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. My uncanny embodiment of Gwen Verdon singing "Whatever Lola Wants" was a crowd favorite.
Time for my comeback.