Welcome to my Website.
I'm happy to announce that I'm playing the role of Polonius in the Frog & Peach Theatre Company's production of Hamlet at the West End Theatre, 263 West 86th Street in Manhattan. Here's a piece of a review: However, it was Alfred Gingold as Polonius who absolutely stole the show. Beautifully natural as a father and counselor, he was at once gripping and hilarious in his delivery. I could have listened to him for hours.
We play Thursday through Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons from October 17th through November 10th. You can get more information and book tickets here.
Here's some information about my background:
In 2008, I resumed acting after many years of doing other things. Since then, I've appeared in plays, movies, Webisodes, a French anti-smoking PSA and a couple of commercial spots. I've also narrated nine audiobooks, all of which are available on Audible.com.
Prior to 2008, I worked mostly as a writer. My first book, Items From Our Catalog (Avon, 1982), was a New York Times Best Seller, as was my second, More Items From Our Catalog. Subsequent books include Snooze: The Best of Our Magazine (with John Buskin), The House Trap, Fire in the John, Snafu University: America’s Oldest Safety School and Dog World and the People Who Live There.
My wife, Helen Rogan, and I wrote The Cool Parents’ Guide to New York (City & Company, 1996) and Brooklyn’s Best (City & Company, 1998). The Cool Parents’ Guide, now published by Rizzoli, is currently in its fourth edition.
I live in Brooklyn with my wife and son and our dog, Gracie.