SALT LAKE CITY WINTER OLYMPICS: OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES
and the NIGHTLY OLYMPIC MEDALS CEREMONIES AND CONCERTS
Emmy Winner for “Outstanding Directing For A Music/Variety Program”. Live Worldwide Broadcasts from Salt Lake City. Director and Television Broadcast Producer.
MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
EMMY Nominated for “Outstanding Directing, Special Class” (Macy’s 90th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade). Live three-hour specials from New York City featuring balloons, floats, marching bands and Broadway shows. Broadway Cast: Something Rotten Broadway Cast: Cats
SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE
Two Specials from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This event marked the first crewed space mission to be launched into orbit from U.S. soil in almost a decade and was directed from my dining room in North Palm Beach because of the Covid pandemic.
DISNEY+/DISNEY MUSIC GROUP:
A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC FROM COCO
TV Special of Disney and Pixar’s COCO brought to life on stage for the first time at the Hollywood Bowl. Performers included Benjamin Bratt, Eva Longoria, Carlos Rivera, Miguel, Alanna Ubach, Alex Gonzalez, Jaime Camil, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso and Natalia Jimenez who appeared as the beloved film played on the Bowl’s movie screen accompanied by a full, live orchestra.
VOLCANO LIVE! WITH NIK WALLENDA
Two Hour Prime Time Special from the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua. Nik Wallenda became the first person to cross on an active volcano lava lake on a highwire.
RED NOSE DAY
Two Hour Prime Time Special making it fun to make a difference to help eradicate global child poverty.
HIGHWIRE LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE WITH NIK WALLENDA
Two Hour Prime Time Special. For the first time since her well-publicized fall, Lijana joined her brother for a simultaneous high wire walk twenty-five stories above the heart of New York City.
SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA
NBC Peacock Productions. Nik Wallenda’s untethered high-wire crossing of the Grand Canyon fifteen hundred feet above the canyon floor, broadcast live around the world. Winner of the on-line voting for “Top 10 TV Moments of 2013″ on the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
SKYSCRAPER LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA
NBC Peacock Productions. Nik Wallenda’s untethered and blindfolded high-wire nightime walk above Chicago’s skyline, broadcast live around the world.
WILL SMITH THE JUMP
WEBBY Winner for “Events and Live Streaming”. Will Smith celebrates his 50th birthday with a 600-foot bungee jump from a helicopter into the Grand Canyon. Nineteen million views.
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO:
2018 ROSE PARADE HOSTED BY CORD HOSENBECK & TISH CATTIGAN (WILL FERRILL & MOLLY SHANNON)
Funny or Die; Two Hour Live, 4K HDR.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC / CHANNEL 4 (GREAT BRITAIN):
LIVE FROM SPACE / LAP OF THE PLANET
“Programme Winner” Royal Television Society (Great Britain). Four live specials from the Johnson Space Center in Houston and the International Space Station in orbit.
CBS / NBC / FOX:
Live Worldwide Two Hour Specials from San Juan, Puerto Rico; Panama City, Panama; Quito, Ecuador; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Las Vegas, USA; Moscow, Russia; Miami, USA; Manila, Philippines.
E! Entertainment Television:
MACY’S PRESENTS FASHION’S FRONT ROW
A one-hour special from the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City featuring 60 models sporting 150 looks from Macy’s brands including Heidi by Heidi Klum Intimates, INC, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, Thalía Sodi and Tommy Hilfiger with performances by Jason Derulo and Nate Ruess.
EVEREST JUMP LIVE
Joby Ogwyn’s planned leap off the top of Mt. Everest and flight down in a wing suit. The worldwide broadcast was cancelled as the airdate neared due to an avalanche which was the single deadliest incident in Everest climbing history.
PBS / PPV / DVD / YAHOO.COM STREAMING VIDEO:
ERIC CLAPTON: CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL
Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety Nominee. Live Two Day Concert Special from The Cotton Bowl, Dallas.
Eric Clapton; Carlos Santana.
IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE, A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC FROM THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
AEG/EHRLICH. Emmy Nominated for “Outstanding Directing For A Music/Variety Program”. A Concert Special from the East Room of the White House, Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson.
WALT DISNEY WORLD CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE
Emmy Winner for “Outstanding Individual Achievement, Directing” and “Emmy Winner, Outstanding Special Class Special”. The Annual Christmas Celebration from DisneyWorld in Orlando, Florida.
Jonas Brothers; Mary Poppins Original Broadway Cast; Steve Rushton
THE 2012 & 2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTIONS.
Week long Live Event from the Tampa Bay Times Forum and Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena
WOODSTOCK: 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AND FESTIVAL
Live 66-Hour Worldwide PPV Telecast and DVD from Rome, New York. Supervising Director / Co-Producer / Director
CELEBRITY APPRENTICE, LIVE FINALES
Mark Burnett Productions. Final Episodes Live from Museum of Natural History in NY and Skirball Center for Performing Arts at NYU.
ABC / TLC:
Tall Pony Productions. Live Two Hour Specials from Las Vegas.
BBC / MTV / VH-1 / DVD:
Don Mischer Productions / Cisco Systems / United Nations. Palais des Nations, United Nations Headquarters, Geneva. Live Worldwide Concerts (New York, London, Geneva) simulcast on Television (60 Countries), Radio (132 Nations) and the Internet to raise global awareness of extreme poverty with Nelson Mandela as an active participant in Geneva.
HBO / TBS / DVD:
EARTH TO AMERICA
Moffitt/Lee. Special from The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Celebrating the Earth with the Funniest People on it aiming to prove that laughter is the best medicine, even for what’s ailing the planet.
SURVIVOR: THE AMAZON
Mark Burnett Productions. Final Episode Live from Central Park/The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.
TNT / MTV / VH-1 / DVD:
COME TOGETHER: A NIGHT FOR JOHN LENNON’S WORDS AND MUSIC DEDICATED TO NEW YORK CITY AND IT’S PEOPLE
Ken Ehrlich Productions. Live Two Hour Concert Special from Radio City Music Hall, New York (the first Special following 9/11).
CONCERT FOR AMERICA
President’s Commission on Arts & Humanities, Kennedy Center, K2 Pictures. Two hour concert special from The Kennedy Center in Washington DC celebrating the American Spirit in the year since 9-11.
LILO AND STITCH
Brad Lachman Productions. Live Premier Special from The El Capitan Theater, Hollywood.
TNT / TBS:
GOODWILL GAMES OPENING CEREMONIES CONCERT
Tall Pony Productions. Two-Hour Live Special from the World Financial Center Plaza, Battery Park, New York City.
CBS / FOX:
Tall Pony Productions / Ken Ehrlich Productions. Two Hour Concert Specials from Radio City Music Hall, New York.
THE LULLABY OF BROADWAY: OPENING NIGHT ON 42nd STREET
Stage Holding Productions. The Broadway revival show, “42nd STREET”, for television.
PBS / DVD:
GREAT PERFORMANCES; A TRIBUTE TO JAMES TAYLOR
The Recording Academy and Warner Music Group in association with Thirteen/WNET New York. Concert from The Los Angeles Convention Center.
Allison Krauss and Jerry Douglas
USA / DVD:
A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS
Ken Ehrlich Productions. A Concert Special from The Kodak Theater, Hollywood.
TNT / DVD:
ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY ALL-STAR TRIBUTE
Tall Pony Productions. Two-Hour Concert Special from Oracabessa Bay, Jamaica.
Lauryn Hill; Jimmy Cliff; Erykah Badu; Queen Latifah; Darius Rucker; Busta Rhymes; Chris Robinson; Damian Marley; Ben Harper; Ziggy Marley; The Marley Family; Rita Marley
AN AUDIENCE WITH CELINE DION
AEG Ehrlich Ventures. Concert Special from The Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles.
PBS / PAXNET / DVD:
GAITHERS HOMECOMING: ISRAEL
Two Hour Concert Special from The David Citadel in Jerusalem, Israel.
pixelon.com Internet Concert: Live from the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. Internet Streaming Video Concert featuring THE WHO, KISS, SUGAR RAY and NATALIE COLE.
THE GAITHER GOSPEL CONCERTS
Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Potters House, Dallas.
CELINE DION: A NEW DAY HAS COME
Cossette/Ehrlich Productions. Concert Special from The Kodak Theater, Hollywood.
THE WHO – THE VEGAS JOB – REUNION CONCERT LIVE IN VEGAS
Live From the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
First-Run / DVD
JEWEL AND LYLE LOVETT: MUSIC IN HIGH PLACES
Tall Pony Productions. Concert Special from the Hudson Theater, New York.
WYNONNA AND NAOMI: THE JUDDS: POWER TO CHANGE TOUR
Tall Pony Productions. Concert Special from Lexington, Kentucky.
CANDID CAMERA’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY… CANDID CAMERA LOOKS AT LOVE… CANDID CAMERA ACROSS AMERICA… CANDID CAMERA BATTLE OF THE SEXES.
MARK LOWERY GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
A Comedy Special taped at the The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.
BAY CITY ROLLERS
Two Hour PPV Concert Special from the Boston Garden.
YES, TRAMMPS, CHIC
Music Videos for International Broadcast.
MICHELLE KWAN – PRINCESS ON ICE
Brad Lachman Productions. One-Hour Prime Time Special.
WALT DISNEY WORLD 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Brad Lachman Productions. Worldwide Live Satellite Telecast of Two Parades and Rededication Ceremony. DisneyWorld, Orlando, Florida.
DISNEYLAND’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF PARTY
Worldwide Live Satellite Telecast.
DISNEY MAGIC: Christening Ceremony:
Port Cape Canaveral, Florida. Worldwide Live Satellite Telecast.
ALL-STAR OLYMPIC SALUTE
TWI Productions. Prime Time Entertainment & Skating Special from Salt Lake City.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
Ken Ehrlich Productions. Prime Time Special from the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.
WORLD CULTURE AND SPORTS FESTIVAL
Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church. RFK Stadium Washington DC. Seven Hours Live to a closed circuit audience of 39.6 million people at 89 venues in 56 countries. Director / Producer.
X-GAMES 2K KICKOFF BASH
Robert Dalrymple Productions.
Live Special from Pier 30/32, San Francisco.
SKIN WARS REUNION SPECIAL
Finale, season one of the body painting series.
Finale of the Reality Based Mother Daughter Beauty Pageant.
Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church. Madison Square Garden New York City. Five Hours Live to a closed circuit audience of 120 million people. Director / Producer
Live Two-Hour NBC Programming Events.
THE HORROR HALL OF FAME
Two Hour Prime Time Specials.
ABC, Valleycrest Productions Ltd:
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
Game, Strip Series. EMMY Nominated, Outstanding Directing for a Game Show.
Paramount Pictures: 5175 Shows over 14 years.
Emmy Nominee for “Outstanding Individual Achievement, Directing”.
Twelve Prime Time Emmy Nominations for “Outstanding Non-Fiction Series, Informational”.
International Telly Award for On-Air Graphics.
Don Cornelius Productions. 450 Shows over 12 years. Two-Time Emmy Nominee, “Outstanding Special-Class Directing”.
Lionsgate. Prime Time Game Show.
Funny Or Die. Late night Comedy/Game Show.
Dick Clark Productions. Prime Time Game Show.
GSN / First-Run:
MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB
Scientific Games Productions. One Hour Prime Time Game Show
Electus. Prime Time 21st Century Edition of the Classic.
Shine America. Prime Time Comedy Improv Series.
VH-1 / First-Run:
DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS!
RDF, Jeff Apploff Productions. Performance/Game, Strip Series.
WHO’S LINE IS IT ANYWAY?: With Drew Carey
Warner Bros. Television. Prime Time Comedy Improv Series.
PENN & TELLER’S SIN CITY SPECTACULAR
Buccieri & Weiss Productions. Variety Series taped at the Las Vegas Hilton.
ENDEMOL. Prime Time Music Competition Series.
IN SEARCH OF THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY
Jeff Margolis Productions. Prime Time Series.
Prime Time Series
THICKE OF THE NIGHT
MGM/UA. Late Night Talk/Variety Show (Director/Producer).
THE JOHN DAVIDSON SHOW
Group W Productions. Daily Talk/Variety Show.
Paramount Pictures. Syndicated Talk Show.
THE MAURY POVICH SHOW
THE MAGIC HOUR
The Pilot for Magic Johnson’s Late Night Talk/Variety Show.
PRIME TIME PETS
Prime Time Series.
Prime Time Series
Daytime Strip Series
TOMORROW COAST TO COAST
West Coast portion of the show with Rona Barrett
Rona Barrett’s daily segments.
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS:
Jeff Margolis Productions / SAG Awards Committee. Live Two-Hour Live Telecasts from The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.
ACADEMY AWARDS: COUNTDOWN TO OSCARS:
Joel Gallen Productions / Jeff Margolis Productions. Live Specials from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
NBC / ABC / The WB:
RADIO MUSIC AWARDS:
Tall Pony Productions. Live Two-Hour Live Telecasts from Las Vegas.
COUNTDOWN TO THE EMMYS:
Brad Lachman Productions. Live One-Hour Specials from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
YOUNG HOLLYWOOD AWARDS:
Penske Media / Michael Levitt Productions. Two-Hour Live Special from the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS:
Live Two-Hour Specials from the Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles).
SOUL TRAIN LADY OF SOUL AWARDS:
Two-Hour Live Specials.
SOUL TRAIN STARFEST:
Two-Hour Christmas Specials.
SOUL TRAIN COMEDY AWARDS:
Two-Hour Live Specials.
Ken Ehrlich Productions / Jeff Margolis Productions / Dick Clark Productions. Two-Hour Specials from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.
THE DOVE AWARDS:
Gospel Music Association/Steve Gilreath Broadcasting. Live Two-Hour Special from The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville.
TV GUIDE AWARDS:
Don Mischer Productions. Live Two-Hour Telecasts.
TNT / CNN / ZDF (Germany) / Star TV (Asia):
LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS:
Tall Pony Productions. Two-Hour Special from Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
Tall Pony Productions. Live Two-Hour Telecasts.
TBS / TNT:
BLACK MOVIE AWARDS:
de Passe Entertainment. Two Hour Specials Celebrating Black Cinema Past, Present and Future. Nominated for a Vision Award.
TNT / TV One:
THE TRUMPET AWARDS:
Two Hour Award Specials from Atlanta and Las Vegas.
HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS:
HHA Foundation. ALMA Nominee for Best Variety Show. NBC Specials from the Kennedy Center, Washington DC (Director / Executive Producer).
PRIMETIME CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARDS:
SJ2 Entertainment. Two-Hour Specials from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATER OWNERS/SHOWEST:
Tall Pony Productions. Two-Hour Specials.
TELEVISION STATIONS, Staff Director/ Producer:
KGGM Albuquerque… WCPO Cincinnati… WBZ Boston… WNAC Boston… KNBC Los Angeles… NBC Network
Polaroid Corporation… Digital Equipment Corporation… New England Telephone…. Marshall’s Department Stores… Fayva Shoes… Dunkin Donuts… The Yellow Pages… Jordan Marsh Company Department Stores… Filene’s Department Stores… Zayre Department Stores… A & P Supermarkets… Purity Supreme Supermarkets… Stop & Shop Supermarkets… Boston Radio Stations WBZ WJIB WROR WCGY… New England Pontiac Dealers Association… Massachusetts State Lottery… United States Senator Ed Brooke….
Professionally Related Activities
Metropolitan Opera Company – New York City. Boy Soprano Soloist.
New York City Center Opera Company – New York City. Boy Soprano Soloist.
Santa Fe Opera Company – New Mexico. Boy Soprano Soloist.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – Conducted a Concert at the age of Fourteen.
Peabody Conservatory Orchestra, Johns Hopkins University – Concertmaster.
Baltimore Colts Band – First Trumpet.
American Federation of Musicians Congress of Strings, National Contest Winner, First Violin.
The Marriage of Figaro (Opera)- Stage Director, Indiana.
Designed and Directed Oedipus Rex (Opera) for Igor Stravinski. Indiana.
Muncie Symphony Orchestra – First Violin.
Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra – First Violin.
Cincinnati Music Theater – Conductor, Concertmaster, First Violin.
Funny Girl – Stage Director and Conductor, Cincinnati.
Hello Dolly – Stage Director and Conductor, Cincinnati.
Camelot – Stage Director, Music Director and Conductor, Cincinnati.
(2000 Hour FAA Licensed Pilot, Instrument Rated.
6000 Hour Television Director.)