Artists I Worked With

As a professional musician I have been very fortunate to work with some of the biggest names in the business. Here are just some of the wonderful people I have worked with on stage over the years.

Ruta Lee

Star of Films, TV and Stage

  • Film Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
  • Film Funny Face
  • Film Witness For The Prosecution
  • Ratpack Film Sergeants Three
  • 2000 guest appearances on TV shows
  • Broadway Show Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Broadway Show Guys and Dolls
Ruta Lee
During her long career Ruta Lee worked with such stars as Milton Bearle, Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Kelly, Lucile Ball, Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, George Burns and Dean Martin.
Pearl Kaufman

Legendary Hollywood Pianist
Pearl has performed and recorded with musical giants from Igor Stravinsky to some of the most notable film composers of our time including;

  • Henry Mancini
  • John Williams
  • Elmer Bernstein
  • Maurice Jarre

Her performances have been featured in over 250 films including;

  • Doctor Zhivago
  • The Great Race
  • The Great Escape
  • Summer of 42
  • Animal House
Pearl Kaufman
Hollywood Film Pianist of over 250 films.
Ian Finkle

The World’s Greatest Xylophone Virtuoso
Ian Finkle performed in and wrote for countless television shows, films, and live performances including;

  • The Jerry Lewis Telethon
  • The Great Woody Allen’s Radio Days
  • Michael Feinstein on Broadway
  • The Sid Caesar Show at the Village Vanguard
  • Broadway, Songs from the Neighborhood - Grammy Award winner
Ian Finkle
Ian appeared with and wrote for such stars as Tony Bennett, Whitney Houston, Michael Feinstein, Sid Caesar, Ginger Rogers, Tito Puente and Larry Gatlin.
Eric Hamelin and Liberace

Pianist and Liberace's Prodigy
Music consultant for the movie "Behind the Candelabra".

Eric Hamelin
Sandy Duncan

The Original Peter Pan
Sandy Duncan is known for her performances in the Broadway revival of Peter Pan and in the sitcom The Hogan Family. Duncan has been nominated for;

  • Three Tony Awards
  • Two Emmy Awards
  • Two Golden Globe Awards
Sandy Duncan
Film credits include Pinocchio, The Cat from Outer Space, The Fox and the Hound, My Little Pony, My Boyfriend's Back, Never Again.
The Platters

Sold over 80 Million Albums Worldwide
The Platters are one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era.

  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990
  • Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998

Hits include;

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • The Great Pretender
  • Only You (and You Alone)
The Platters
The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1955 and 1967, including four number-one hits.
Tian Jiang

International Concert Pianist
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra  
Tian first came to international attention when he appeared with Vladimir Ashkenazy in a BBC film about his historic visit to China in 1980.

Tian Jiang
As a recording artist, Tian has 12 albums to his credit, including his original composition “Shanghai Dream” and the two latest CDs “Tian Jiang Live at Carnegie Hall”.

Opera Singer
Renée and Renato were a female/male vocal duo, who had a UK Number one hit with Save Your Love.

Known for chart topping opera duo "Renée and Renato".
Danny Holgate

Jazz Band Musical Director
Danny Holgate was Cab Callaway's Musical Director for 20 years and wrote orchestrations for Broadway shows including Guys and Dolls, and It's So Nice to be Civilized.

Danny Holgate
Danny worked with Jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
Jack Lee

Jack Lee is an American songwriter and musician best known for composing the song Hanging on the Telephone, which was covered by the new wave band Blondie, and the song Come Back and Stay, covered by the singer Paul Young.

Jack Lee
Composed songs recorded by many artists including Blondie and Paul Young.
Marty Henne

Musical Director on Sesame Street
Marty Henne was musical director for performers as diverse as comedienne Phyllis Diller to singers Julius LaRosa and Bob McGrath.

Marty Henne
Musical director for Yip Harburg.
Darren Williams

Australia's No. 1 Singer for several years

  • Australian Variety Entertainer of the Year (The Peter Allen Award)
  • Best Male Vocal. Performer from the MO Awards
  • Best Male Vocalist from the ACE (Australian Club Entertainment) Awards
Darren Williams
Australia's Multi-Award Winning Entertainer
George Soloman


  • New York Drama Critics Award - Best Actor
  • Recipient of the Las Vegas Entertainment Personality of the Year Award
George Soloman
George Soloman has worked with entertainment giants such as Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Harry Connick Jr., George Michael and Liza Minelli.
Johnny Tilletson and Elvis

Singer - Recorded Original "Earth Angel"
Johnny Tilletson has 10 top 10 hits and 16 top 40 Hits on the Billboard charts in the USA. His records have charted 48 times on Billboard’s Pop, Country, Adult Contemporary and Album charts. His composition “It Keeps Right On A Hurtin” has been recorded by over 110 artists, including;

  • Elvis Presley
  • Dean Martin
  • Bobby Darin
  • Conway Twitty
  • Eddy Arnold
  • Billy Joe Royal
  • Hank Locklin
  • Boots Randolph and many more

Two Time Grammy Nominee.

  • Inducted into the America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame in 2014
  • Inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame in 2011
  • Inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2008
Johnny Tilletson
Hits include “Poetry In Motion”, “Without You”, “Talk Back Trembling Lips,” “It Keeps Right On A Hurtin,” “Send Me The Pillow You Dream On,” “You Can Never Stop Me Loving You,” “She Understands Me,” “Worry,” “Dreamy Eyes,” “Heartaches By The Number”.
Shauna Hicks

Shauna Hicks starred on Broadway in Blood Brothers opposite David and Shaun Cassidy with Petula Clarke, Carole King and Helen Reddy.

Other credits include;

  • Meet Me in St. Louis on Broadway
  • Douglas Carter Beane’s The Country Club
Shauna Hicks
Shauna has sung with the San Diego, Raleigh, Albany, Des Moines, and Spokane Symphonies and at New York City’s Town Hall.
Holly Lipton


  • Star of Broadway shows Jesus Christ Superstar & Nine
  • Performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson & The Dinah Shore Show
  • Nominated for Cash Box Magazine's Vocalist of the Year
Holly Lipton
During her distinguished career, Holly has worked with greats like George Burns, Done Rickles, Jerry Seinfeld, Howie Mandell, and Rosie O'Donnell.
Bernie Fields

Harmonica Virtuoso
MGM Studio Harmonica Player recorded on TVs;

  • Love Boat
  • Little House on the Prairie
Bernie Fields
MGM Studio Harmonica Player.
Dave Sommerville

Lead Singer 50s group "The Diamonds"
Sang the original "Little Darlin" - The 5th biggest selling single of the 1950s and composed music for the TVs "The Fall Guy.

  • Received a Juno Award - 1984
  • Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame - 1984
  • Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame - 2004
  • Inducted into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame - 2006

TV Credits include;

  • McCloud
  • Star Trek TOS
  • Steve Allen
  • Merv Griffin Show
  • Billboard Awards
  • Tonight Show
  • American Bandstand
  • Tony Bennett Show
  • The Henry Mancini Special
Dave Sommerville
Diamond Dave Sommerville worked with Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and The Everly Brothers and many many more.
Michael Lewis

Musical Director, Composer and Orchestrator.

  • Orchestrated Liberace's last three albums
  • Scored the music for the TV show Cops
Michael Lewis
Also composed the music for TV shows Hot Child in the City, Maximum Potential, Revenge of the Ninja, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, Life Before Birth, Time & Space Travel and King Solomon's Mines.
Little Anthony & the Imperials

Recorded the Original "Tears On My Pillow".

  • Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame - 1999
  • Inducted into Long Island Music Hall of Fame - 2006
  • Inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame - 2007
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - 2009
Little Anthony & the Imperials
"Hurt So Bad" was covered by Linda Ronstadt, Lettermen and Alicia Keys.

Other Artists I have worked with

Many more wonderful professional singers and dancers too numerous to mention as part of 15 Broadway Style Production Shows, produced by Emmy Award Winner Anita Mann - named One of the Top Five Contemporary Choreographers in America.