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One of the "Teen Footlighters" at a JCC in Chicago. Late 1960s.
When I was in the play ALLEGRA, the title role was played by my mom—who PLAYED my mom. (In Chicago, sometime in the 1970s.)
At Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, not long before I joined Actors' Equity, I played the grandfather in The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie (by Albert Innaurato).
1978, Louisville KY, Free Shakespeare in Central Park. This was Edmund in King Lear.
As "Autolycus" in The Winter's Tale that same summer. (Louisville, KY 1978.)
One of them last productions in Chicago, 1980, was Jacques Brel ..., directed by Tom Mula. This is from "Madeline."
St. Louise Rep 1985 production of Little Shop of Horrors, choreo by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. My first of 3 times playing Seymour. Here with San Rubin.
Little Shop of Horrors. This pic from Cincinnati playhouse in 1986 was used for their lobby mural. (Next pic ...)
This HUGE mural at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park puts "Audrey II" and I right next to August Wilson.
With Lynnette Perry in "Little Shop" at the Cincinnati Playhouse, 1986.
Played Fagin in Edmonton, Alberta, in a dinner theatre. Yes, a DINNER THEATRE. "Food, Glorious Food" indeed. (1989)
1989, the Citadel Theatre, Edmonton. Speed-th-Plow, as Charlie Fox. With Jayne Spidell & Ron White.
In several versions of Jekyll & Hyde, I usually—but not always—played John Utterson. Here with Chuck Wagner at the Alley Theatre, 1990.
The 1995/96 tour of Jekyll & Hyde. As Utterson, with Robert Cuccioli in the title role.
So much fun recording Jekyll & Hyde: The Complete Work with the amazing Antony Warlow, in 1995.
SVENGALI, a follow-up to Wildhorn's J&H ... As Gecko, the maestro's sidekick, with the lovely Linda Eder as "Trilby." I happily worked with Linda a number of times.
With Dave Clemons, Frank Wildhorn and Will Lee in the studio, recording the Scarlet Pimpernel Concept Album. (1991?)
My son (playing my son) and I in a Walmart Industrial show. We were kept in line by the always effervescent Liz Nagengast. (2008).
In late 1999 and early 2000 I played J. Bruce Ismay in the National Tour of TITANIC.
In 2012 I played Edgar Beane in two productions of Titanic, brilliantly adapted and directed by Don Stephenson. Here with Christianne Tisdale, at the Hanger Theatre.
IS THERE LIFE after "Is There Life After High School?"? Some 35 years later, Ray Baker came to the opening of MINSKY'S (directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, at the Ahmunson Theatre, LA).
For a hot second I played Rachel Dratch's father in MINSKY'S, at the Ahmunson Theatre, LA, 2009.
It was Washington DC, in a huge (packed) tent where I shared the stage with several musical theatre stars. Sal Viviano, Sue Goodman and I sang from FALSETTOS.
This was a great celebration.
With James Naughton, Linda Lavin, Howard McGillin, Barbara Cooke.
With Joel Grey at the same event.
Loved getting to play the Baker again. With Mary Gordon Murray (California Music Circus, 2001) and "guesting" with Judy McLane at Niagara University. (1995)
"Wilbur" in HAIRSPRAY, twice in one year. Rehearsing for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre with Michael Kostroff. (2018)
Onstage with Blake Hammond in the North Shore Music Theatre production of HAIRSPRAY, in 2018.
A lovely play with music by Lee Kalcheim, directed by Gregg Edleman at the Berkshire Theatre festival. Coming Back Like A Song! With David Rasche and David Garrison. (I played Harold Arlen.)
The 11,000 seat Muny in St. Louis is out in the open air. The final daytime technical rehearsal is held out in the sun and summer HEAT. "SUNbrellas" are recommended. 1776 (Summer 2019)
Director Harry Bouvy got this special group together for Lend Me A Tenor at Westchester Broadway theatre. (see next photo.)
Yeah, it's SUPPOSED to be BROAD! L-R: Sam Seferian, Tregoney Shepherd, Joey Sorge, Molly McCaskill, PH, Hannah Jane McMurray, J.D. Daw, Kathy Voytko.
Closed by Covid. The Bristol Riverside Theatre production of Cabaret closed on March 13, 2020. Pictured: Jo Twiss (Frauline Schneider) and K. O'Rourke (Frauline Kost.)