Dear Friends,

Wow!  A lot has happened since I last sent out an update in August.  I have many new and exciting things to report. 

First, let me say thank you to all of you who were able to make it out to the Broadway concert in Centerville and the Prayer concert in Provo.  I felt great with how these concerts turned out, and it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces.


For those of you who attended the Prayer concert on September 6 this will not be new, but I am very excited to announce that I have recently joined the national touring company of The Phantom of the Opera!  I am performing in the ensemble and as a Raoul understudy.  We just finished in Seattle where I had joined the tour and are now getting ready to perform across the state in Spokane, WA.  Following are a few of our upcoming tour stops – let me know if you are able to attend any of them:

I am currently filling in for a company member on leave of absence so my contract officially ends after our San Francisco engagement on Jan 4.  However, I have good reason to hope that they will offer me a permanent contract once a position becomes available, which will likely be soon.  If I am fortunate enough to have that happen, I’ll be sure to update you with the extended Phantom schedule that includes LA as well as numerous stops in the Midwest and in the east.


I was also recently contacted by the LDS Church about coming in to film some additional scenes for the Joseph Smith The Prophet of the Restoration movie currently playing at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and at Church visitor centers across the country.  The goal of shooting these additional scenes will be to help make it more understandable and accessible to a wider audience that may not be as familiar with the LDS Church and its history.  I’m excited about these additions, although I’m not certain when they will be implemented.

Along those same lines, I’m delighted to announce that the film Emma Smith: My Story is now available on DVD.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it is a beautiful movie produced by the Joseph Smith and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society that focuses on many of the same events played out in the Joseph Smith film but from Emma’s perspective, and also shares part of her story in her later years.  The cast is largely the same as from the Joseph Smith film.  You can purchase the DVD at any store that sells LDS products.


There have been a number of great articles and interviews in the press recently that I wanted to share with all of you.  In case you are interested, I’ve copied the links to the articles and interview below:

I have also been honored by the College of Fine Arts and Communications at BYU to receive a personal information page on their college history website.  You can view the page by clicking here.


This may be a little premature, but I am also thrilled to announce that I am in the early stages of planning my next album.  The timeframe of its production is still uncertain (especially with my new performing job) but I have a few album concepts put together that I am very excited about.  More to come on that later.



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P.S. Isn’t Fall beautiful?!  I just took a walk along Spokane’s beautiful river walk and I felt so exhilarated by the crisp, cold wind blowing on my face contrasted by the gentle warmth of the sun, the gorgeous color of the leaves, and just the beauty of the world around me.  Let’s all get out and really enjoy this marvelous gift from God!

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