Who is this guy?
I’m Oliver. I love 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 Kennedy Center, the SoHo Playhouse, 54 Below, the Catalina Jazz Club and other venues in New York. I am thrilled to be 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 won the 2017 ASCAP Sammy Cahn Award for songwriting and am excited to develop work at the Johnny Mercer Colony at Goodspeed Musicals in 2018. I've been fortunate to receive 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 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I love banging on pianos, practicing circling, meditating with my roommates, talking about my feelings with my therapist, talking about my therapy with my mother and collaborating with the brilliant artists with whom I create. Other things that interest me include human psychology and Barbra Streisand.
I strive to create songs and musicals that are funny, poignant and authentic to inspire and heal myself and others.
I am a proud member of ASCAP, The Dramatists Guild, the Musical Theatre Factory and Aikido of Park Slope, where I haphazardly practice martial arts.