Celebration commissions.

I recently wrote on Facebook: “It’s fun to get reports of my doodles getting revealed. Midtown, West Village, Manila.” Well here they are…

Superhero .

Superhero.

This is adventure-filled new musical Superhero currently running at 2econd Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre. It was commissioned by (amazing composer/lyricist) Tom and Rita Kitt for opening night. The sketch features Kyle McArthur, Kate Baldwin, Bryce Pinkham, Tom Sesma, Salena Qureshi, Julia Abueva, Jake Levy, and Nathaniel Stampley.

To celebrate the closing of the Greenwich House Theatre run of the astounding improv rap troupe Freestyle Love Supreme, their production company enlisted me to draw this. The sketch features Andrew “Jelly Donut” Bancroft, Arthur “Arthur the Geniuses” Lewis, Bill “King Sherman” Sherman, Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan, Utkarsh “UTK” Ambudkar, and Anthony “Two-Touch” Veneziale, along with guest stars (and previous core members) Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, James Monroe Iglehart, and Chris Jackson. When I was able to attend, Lin was the guest emcee and Stephen Sondheim was sitting less than ten feet from me. The show was amazing. The bonus was watching Mr. S have such a great time as well.

Freestyle Love Supreme.

Freestyle Love Supreme.

Jonothan Roxmouth (and Meghan Picerno) in  The Phantom of the Opera .

Jonothan Roxmouth (and Meghan Picerno) in The Phantom of the Opera.

The current international tour of The Phantom of the Opera just opened in Manila, The Philippines. Meghan Picerno (Christine Daae) wanted to give an opening night gift to her Phantom, South African star Jonathan Roxmouth. Here it is. Meghan wanted the focus to be on Jonathan, so I was thrilled to be able to draw Christine as the fantasy just almost in reach.