Ron’s debut CD, “Haunted Heart”, is the basis for his third cabaret show of the same name. The show debuted at the Duplex, in New York and was remounted at Indigo in his home town of Washington, DC, proving that cabaret is alive all over the country. “Haunted Heart” features a variety of standards and new works from the Great American Songbook presented in the contemporary cabaret style. Ron’s music director and arranger for “Haunted Heart” is the multiple MAC , Backstage Bistro, and GLAMA award winning Rick Jensen. Rick has been music director for such greats as Liz Callaway, Jeannie McDonald, Tovah Feldshuh, Lina Koutrakos (who was the director of Ron’s show), and the late Nancy Lamott.
“Obviously, a marvelous voice” – Andrea Marcovicci
“Haunted Heart” contains Great American Songbook treasures like “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, heart-string tugging jewels as “One More Walk Around the Garden” , “What You’d Call A Dream” and a medley of “Blackberry Winter” and “Autumn”. For some fun, Ron gives us “Sway” and taps into his musical theatre background with “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat” and “Feed The Birds”. He carries on the cabaret tradition by presenting some oft’ over-looked (or even worse, forgotten) greats such as “Hold My Hand”, “Strange Sensation”, “I Have But One Heart”, and, of course, the title track of the CD, the evocative, “Haunted Heart”.
“A commanding presence” – Sally Mayes.
Ron previously performed two one-man cabaret shows “Love Comes ‘Round”, which opened the 2003 Source Theatre Cabaret Series and “Light On My Feet”, debuting at the Warehouse Theater, both in Washington, DC. Also in the DC metro area, Ron has performed at Mr. Henry’s, in the Monday Night at the National series, in numerous Arts on Foot festivals, at Culture Cool at the Atlas Arts Center, and the Artomatic Arts Festival. Ron originated the roles of Richard Bellingham in the opera THE SCARLET LETTER, which premiered in Baltimore in 2002 at the Carver Center for Arts, and Ron in the musical revue “Googling My Ex”, words and music by the acclaimed composer/songwriter Jill Leger.