Posted on August 23, 2010 at 10:13 am

A beautiful afternoon in a gorgeous backyard in the Pacific Palisades with a fantastic band and sensational singers, all as a benefit for the Festival of New American Musicals. A lot of firsts for me: my first concert with a full band in LA, my first outdoor concert (at least since college), and my first time getting a cake brought to me on stage at the end of a show by my wife and daughter. Many thanks to Bob Klein, Marcia Seligson and Linda Shusett for choosing me as this year’s honoree and for allowing me to put this show together.

All Things In Time
When You Say Vegas
Shiksa Goddess (Adam Pascal)
I Can Do Better Than That (Lara Pulver)
Being A Geek
Stars and the Moon (Nita Whitaker)
Christmas Lullaby (Nita Whitaker)
The Old Red Hills of Home (Graham Phillips)
You Don’t Know This Man (Lara Pulver)
All The Wasted Time (Lara Pulver & Adam Pascal)
Caravan of Angels
A Little More Homework (Graham Phillips & The Theater Geeks of America)
Brand New You (The Theater Geeks of America)
Moving Too Fast
Someone To Fall Back On

Band:
Gary Sieger & Kevin Dukes, guitars
Jon Baker, bass
Tom Walsh, drums

The Theater Geeks of America:
Beanie Feldstein, Kathryn Gallagher, Molly Gordon, Matisse Haddad, Bella Hicks, Brianna Lear, Halle Levitt, Zoe Nadal, Ben Platt, Kelsey Woo

And what a joy for me, at a concert celebrating my 40th birthday, to look out in the audience and see not just my family but friends from New York, from college, from summer camp – thank you all for coming! (They shot video at the concert, so hopefully I’ll be able to post some soon!)

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