Just about two years ago, I was walking down 42nd street with a few friends and a new acquaintance. She was blonde, gorgeous without any makeup, and sweet as can be. We got to talking and decided to do a trade: She would work on new music with me, and I would do a photoshoot for her. . .
Flash forward two years later, and I am just now holding up my end of the bargain.
Since that fated day, I have come to call Morgan James my friend. And since that day, she has rocked the Broadway stage in The Addams Family, and will soon bring down the house in Wonderland the Musical (with a few other fabulous friends!)
2 weeks ago, she debuted her first solo concert at Le Poisson Rouge in NY. In true diva style, she schooled everyone in that room on what it means to be a star.
Last winter, I was in Chicago preparing for the World Premier of Banana Shpeel at the Chicago Theatre. One day, I walked into the green room where I found a new friend. She was the visiting girlfriend of a cast member, but she instantly became my new girl friend. She's from the Seattle area, where my family now lives, and is an exquisite dancer now hoofing in the big city. This last week in New York, after sleeping on her couch, she and I trekked around Hell's Kitchen to capture her girlish gorgeousness.
In the last two days, the winter has come upon us. . . cold temperatures, wind, frost, and a 2 inch blanket of snow. This is quite a lot of winter for tiny little Penny Lane. So I went to Petco with my niece Carolynne to buy Penny some winter wear. I came across these little boots to protect her tiny toes. And it added a little bounce to her prance.
If you haven't heard the music of Scott Alan yet, you are living a deprived life.
Not only is he a brilliant composer, but he is one of those rare, genuinely good guys, who I am lucky enough to call my friend.
For his 3rd and most recent album, he released a collection of songs that are both bouyant and beautiful. And to make it even more special, he has many of my very talented friends singing them. Including fellow Japanese Elphaba, Cassie McIvor. I was happy to make the introduction, and now even happier to listen to her gorgeous voice singing "Not Quite Ready to Grieve." (It's playing in the background as I write this :)
Last month, Scott and I got together to shoot some photos for his new website and upcoming press releases. We headed down to the meatpacking district and walked the streets to get these great shots. Thanks to Shane Terenzi, make up artist and puppy holding extraordinaire (he cuddled Penny while I worked,) and my fantastic assistant Adrienne Fisher, we came out with some gorgeous shots of one handsome, talented man.