Singing

Singing first tenor for Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), I was able to hit new heights–literally.

Singing “The Rose” alongside LeAnn Rimes was a highlight of my time with GMCLA. This was part of “Comfort & Joy,” performed at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. On the alternate day, I had the honor of performing the song’s solos in harmonies with fellow tenor Chris Etscheid.


With over 1 million views, this rendition of “True Colors” continues to bring comfort to so many who are impacted by bullying, especially when targeted for being true to who they are. I feel great pride that we helped bring attention to this important issue. Spot me at 2:31, at the far right side of the screen, and at 3:36 and 3:48.


I sang this beautiful Michael Alfera arrangement in Los Angeles and Denver, where we received a 20-minute standing ovation for our GALA set, with clapping that continued into the street after the show! Spot me at 2:58 and 5:35.


“Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel” was a showstopper at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Spot me at 3:10 and 3:30.


“Mean” was a true barn burner at The Saban in Los Angeles. Spot me at :10 and :34, :46 and 1:15, 1:51 and 2:15, and at 2:31. The camera liked me on this one, and I love this song that tells bullies to question their mean ways.


“Sensemay√°” was a dramatic piece GMCLA performed as part of A Mighty Voice at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. With its rhythmic claps, stomps, and chants in Spanish, I had to concentrate more than ever. Spot me doing just that at :35, :57, and 2:42.


“A Mother’s Prayer” was so movingly performed by Melissa Manchester, with GMCLA’s backing vocals, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Spot me at 2:09, 2:24, and 3:10. It’s my fervent hope that society will one day support every single youth and that these suicides will end. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Specifically for LGBTQ+ youth, go to The Trevor Project, https://www.thetrevorproject.org/


Sometimes I just want to sing and not worry about the visual aspects of a performance video. Almost like the idea of hearing voices first, not seeing faces, on a show like The Voice. This is my true sound on a ballad that was a favorite with my parents.