Original Music: "Told"
original song “Told” by Valton Jackson recorded in New York, NY
This is a song I wrote some years ago but now I’m sharing it with you.
*~* Luck be a Lady *~*
Hello Again. THRILLED to announce I’ll be setting out on my very first national tour this winter with Big League Productions :) I booked ensemble in “Guys and Dolls” and I could not be more excited about it. I’ve been wanting to do a tour for what seems like 4ever, and soon I’ll actually be on one. YAY :)
Well, more details to come in the next few weeks. Cities and Dates are already up on the website. I’ll post a link below.
A little snippet of a song I wrote. I’ll put out the whole video sometime 😋 #singer #songwriter #new #original #music #nyc #brooklyn #latergram #isuckatpiano
On Monday, September 22, 2014, The Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 10 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2014 recipients at its annual event. Celebrating ten years and thousands of nominees, the New York Innovative Theatre awards took place at Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexington Avenue. Scroll down for photos from the festivities!
They say networking is such a huge part of show business, and I must admit there’s quite a bit of truth in it. I’m definitely not the best at it but I’m getting better, and even for me some of my most notable credits on the ole resume (both past and future) have been obtained simply because I had previously worked with a colleague on another project, or because I knew somebody who knew somebody who knew somebody. Prime example: being a featured dancer in the opening number for this year’s NYC Innovative Theatre Awards.
This opportunity literally came out of nowhere. Literally. The director of the opening number for this year’s ceremony was the lovely off-Broadway director Rachel Klein of RKP ensemble. She’s a brilliantly creative Morticia Addams-esque woman with a flare for dark musical theatre performance art whom I had the pleasure of working with almost 4 yrs ago on a musical I did in Brooklyn. She directed that show as well. We worked well together and have kept in touch since. Flash forward to like, I dunno, maybe like 2 wks ago? Not even. I was at Ripley Grier studios in midtown printing off some paperwork when I saw a few actor friends. “Hey ya’ll, whats up? What are you doing here?” I said, sort of off-the-cuff like. Turns out they were there rehearsing for the awards, being directed by Rachel. I was like, “OMG I have seen Rachel in forever”. And they were like, “Well she’s in studio 16D. Go say hello”. So I of course I did. Rachel was packing up props with one of the other dancers and one of the producers. We exchanged ‘hellos’ and kisses and hugs and chit-chatted about what we had been up to and then out of the blue, Rachel goes, “So are you like back in the city now? Are you free this weekend and next monday? Because I will totally put you in this dance number. I’m not kidding.”
And that was that. I was now in the opening number for the 2014 NYC Innovative Theatre Awards. No audition. No long day waiting to be seen. Just a gig. And a good one. I had no intention of being put in the show. Thought honestly never even crossed my mind. I was just going to say Hi. But that’s showbiz :) And I love it.
There’s a link attached to this post about the awards. I wasn’t listed as a performer unfortunately, I’m guessing because I joined the cast way late. But there are a few fun pics featuring yours truly.
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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1955
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I love this commercial so much. It’s truly inspirational. Makes me even fonder of all my supportive loved ones, and gives me an even bigger kick under my ass to keep going forward 👍