|At the age of 18 I moved out of my parents home to start a career
in show business. Thanks to a choreographer named Frank Hatchett I was
able to make my dream come true and see the world at the same time.
Two years after making that decision I was performing in my first European tour with a show called “Sophisticated Ladies” understudying two lead roles and performing in some of the world’s most beautiful theaters. I went on to tour with Whitney Houston, performed on the Grammy Awards, and was lucky enough to be cast in such Broadway shows as “The Tap Dance Kid”, “Swinging On A Star”, “Oh, Kay!”, “Tommy Tune Tonite” and “Play On!” and played the lead in “If These Shoes Could Talk”. I’ve also been a murderer on “America’s Most Wanted”, the 2 of hearts in “Alice in Wonderland” for PBS, and danced with Kathie Lee Gifford on “The Miss America Pageant”, to name a few.
In 1998 I had to go through knee surgery which forced me to give up one of the things I loved most -- dance. In order to pay the bills I joined the corporate world and got a job at a major investment firm. I still took acting classes, voice classes and directed the reading of the play “Faces Of Grace” written by Elizabeth Wunsch. Slowly, however, I was doing less and less projects in the theater.
In 2003 I decided to fulfill one of my dreams and record an album. Giovanni is the result of that decision. Where do I hope this project will take me? Everywhere!!! (A duet with K.D. Lang maybe?)