with Valerie Cutko

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I first collaborated with the highly regarded stage and film actress Valerie Cutko in 2007. We developed a solo chamber piece for her called “WHO IS SINCLAIR NYE?”.

Below are three tracks from our EP ‘Between Us’ – available here.

The score is is totally original, an absolute triumph. Michael shines and displays great virtuosity” Musical Stages

S. Nye image“WHO IS SINCLAIR NYE?” is a kind of jazz soliloquy, a mix of musical play and cabaret performance. It is the story of a love affair seen through the eyes of three characters: a jaded singer, her playboy lover, and his possessive society mother. A single actress plays all three parts, each character giving the audience their version of events, interwoven and underscored with original songs reflecting music of the jazz age. It was beautifully directed by Judith Paris and lit by Sally Ferguson. Here is a rough video trailer for the piece.

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