Composer • Lyricist • Writer • Singer • Actor
Ernie has produced three albums, two of which won Billboard awards, and has written or contributed to four musicals and recently a play The God Cluster written in response to his 2 yearsworking as a health care prodfessional in a COVID ICU. His work is LGBT focused and designed with DEI and representation in mind. His most recent musical The Pursuit of Happiness just finished a local run to much acclaim.
Ernie released three CDs: Parody Romantic, Bliss and Better Days. The last CD, Better Days earned him a Billboard award for "Unsigned Artist of the Year". Those three CDs are now out of print, but in 2016 a "best of" compilation was released and is available from all major music vendors. Just follow the links!
The entire Better Days CD can be heard here:
The entire Bliss CD can be heard here:
Other demos and cabaret songs can be found here:
Ernie is an alum of The Lehman Engle Musical Theater Workshop in NYC where he met Barbara Anselmi and collaborated as a lyricist on the Browadway show It Shoulda Been You.
After moving to Portland Oregon, his next musical Under the Influence was produced to rave reviews and the winning of two local Drammy awards, one for best original score. The show had such success it was produced a second time with edits to reflect the current political climate.
In 2019, a workshop was done of his new work The Pursuit of Happiness inspiring a much anticipated 2020 full production. Then the pandemic hit.
During the pandemic, working in a COVID ICU inspired Ernie to write the play THe God Cluster which was produced in 2022 as theaters started to reopen to much acclaim.
Ernie was seen recently as Eddie Carbone in A View from the Bridge after winning a Drammy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his performance as EMCEE in Cabaret. Before that he was seen as Wardell in Sordid Lives and as Lucas in a reading of J. Julian Christopher's new play The Locusts Have No King, both as part of 2017's OUTwrite Theater Festival and both directed by Rusty Tennant. Prior to that he was Jesus in Michael Streeter's production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Post 5 Theater, Alan in a concert version of the musical Baby, directed by Adair Chappelle.
To download the resume click HERE.
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