received his degree in Music from DePaul University. Pianist, singer, composer and director, he taught stage singing at Loyola University and the Goodman Theatre School of Drama, where he also wrote original scores for their Children's Theatre. He co-founded Center Stage Theatre Arts and the Chicagoland Theatrical Troupe, and produced and directed productions in and around Chicago. He has written musicals produced at the Theatre Building, Chicago Jewish Theatre, University of Wisconsin, National College of Education, Southwest Texas University, The Roxy, and the Hungry Eye Theatre in New York. The retired Fine Arts Department chairman, choral and theatre director of a Chicago High School, he is currently involved in vocal coaching, musical directing and composing a new musical.