"I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing"

March 25, 2010
Sierra won the first evening of Big Gay Idol, held by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus during their Big Gay Sing 2 concert. Hosting the event was Scott Nevins and special guest was Petula Clark. She sang “Maybe This Time” after audience choice of the contestants with the full band and chorus during the second act finale.

March 25, 2010
Marquee Five has been nominated for a MAC Award in the Vocal Duo/Group category – for a full listing, visit www.macnyc.com. The ceremony will take place on May 5, 2010 at BBKing’s. Marquee Five will also perform their debut show “We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb” on April 15th at Don’t Tell Mama. More information: www.marqueefive.com.

BIG NEWS for Marquee Five – we are nominated under the VOCAL DUO/GROUP category for a 2010 MAC Award!!! AND Peter Napolitano is graced with two nominations for DIRECTOR and SONG. AND our pianist, Mark Janas, is nominated for OPEN MIC (the Salon), HOST (the Salon) and MUSIC DIRECTOR! This is thrilling news, and we’re with some wonderful co-nominees. Playbill.com has a list of all the 2010 MAC Award nominees! Please read it for ALL the lovely nominees, which includes The Salon, Mark Janas, and many of my friends.

And now I’m off to the Big Gay Idol/Sing with the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus. My day is going pretty darned well today!