ERIC'S TONY-NOMINATED PRODUCTIONS
It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues: First mounted in spring 1999, this musical traces the sounds and the stories of the blues, from African chants and spirituals through "Let the Good Times Roll" with stops along the way for Delta and Chicago blues, "Strange Fruit," and many others. Book by Ron Taylor, Lita Gaithers, Randal Myler, Charles Bevel, and Dan Wheetman. Nominated for the 1999 Tony Award for Best Musical.
Electra: Originally commissioned by the Donmar Warehouse and written by Frank McGuiness, this show depicts Sophocles' classic tale of Greek princess Electra as she waits for her brother, Orestes, to return home and help her plan revenge on their mother, Clytemnestra, for murdering their father Agamemnon. Eric's 1998-1999 production, which starred Zoë Wanamaker, was nominated for the 1999 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home: Originally staged in spring 2003 at the Virginia Theater, this one-man show was hosted by Former "Politically Incorrect" host Bill Maher, who addressed the War on Terror — Iraq, President George W. Bush and the "Axis of Evil." Nominated for the 2003 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Event.
ERIC'S RECENT PRODUCTIONS
Led by the magnificent voice of Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, the film Cry Freedom) and featuring an ensemble of South African women, SING! A South African American Musical Holiday Celebration celebrates the joyous holiday season from many threads of culture. Singing in English and Zulu, accompanied by a live band, SING! weaves the traditional holiday sounds of America to the lively and joyous songs and dances of a traditional South African township Christmas celebration. SING was staged at the Theatre at St. Clement's in the winter of 2016.
What do Jamie Dimon, Lance Armstrong, Pope Francis and Bernie Madoff have in common? They all appear in Greed: A Musical for Our Times, with song, book, and lyrics by Michael Roberts. Greed's musical comedy targets range from Ponzi schemes to the not so subtle sales pitches of retirement planners and mortgage bundlers, with numbers like “A Little Juice,” “Inside Information,” “I'll Cheat On My Taxes,” and “The Ballad of Jamie Dimon." Greed was last staged at New World Stages in the spring of 2014, in a production starring Tony nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo.
GOLF: The Musical played to international acclaim Off-Broadway first in 2003 and again during its 2010 – 2011 revival. Book, music and lyrics are by Michael Roberts, based on a concept by Eric, who also produced the show. Called a "delightfully silly surprise" by the New York Times, GOLF: The Musical played through-out the United States and in 50 countries around the world, including a run in Saint Andrews, Scotland during the 2005 British Open.