Music

Recording with Sierra Boggess…

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This week I had the great pleasure to be asked to record a duet with Sierra Boggess. …My friend Jim Hindman (who I worked with on Broadway in Mary Poppins) called me – out of the blue – and asked if I would be available to sing on a demo of a new musical project […]

Laird Sings in New Musical “Dowager Heights”…

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  Last week I went into the studio with some of my old friends & castmates from Mary Poppins to record a demo for the new musical “Dowager Heights”. Composed by my good friend David Delaney, and with lyrics by Nancy Stark, this show is an absolute delight, and a very clever spin on the […]

“Der Freischutz” Opens Tonight!

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One of the places in the world I most wish I could be tonight is in Toronto to see the opening of Opera Atelier’s new production of “Der Freischutz”. Opera Atelier, created and co-directed by my two dear friends Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunnesse Zingg will forever be one of my favourite theatre companies. I […]