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May 29, 2003

Audition Tomorrow

Prescription medicine Enbrel commercial audition tomorrow afternoon.

Posted by Mark at 06:22 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

BK Prime Time Airing

Just got word from friends and family in St. Louis and Pittsburgh and St. Louis that the Burger King spot aired in prime time at the tail end of Friends on NBC tonight. That may or may not mean it'll air during Friends on the West Coast but it is the first indication that the spot is running on networks in prime time which is definitely a good thing.

Please do keep letting me know when, where and how you're seeing the spot, if and when you see it. And, again. I'm the guy washing the blue Mustang in the driveway says "mornin" second. :)

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May 28, 2003

More Auditions

I had two commercial auditions this afternoon. One for Chiquita and the other for Sprint.

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May 27, 2003

The Fire's Ready. So's the Commercial

Well, this weekend seems to have marked the unveiling of the Burger King commercial I filmed last month.. I heard from my dad tonight who saw the commercial when fast forwarding through commercials randomly on Tivo. I went over and sure enough, there it was. After my brother saw it he realized he had actually seen the commercial a couple times already this weekend without realizing it was mine.

The spot is pretty much as I described it. I do indeed have my line. "Mornin." My shining moment. The voice over makes a little more sense. After my neighbor brings his grill to the driveway and sprays it down the voice over is:

"Isn't it nice to see when someone's got their priorities straight? We do at Burger King. So we cook every original Whopper to fire grilled perfection for $1.99. C'mon over. The fire's ready."

"The fire's ready" appears to be Burger King's new slogan and as far as I know this is the first commercial that uses it. So, from now on, if you happen to see this commercial, please do me a favor and jot down when (date and time), where (what city you live in) and how (what channel (not the number, the name of the channel [ie., NBC, CNN, MTV] and the name of the show on that channel) and send it to me in an email, please.

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May 20, 2003


Insurance commercial audiditon in the morning....

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May 10, 2003

Tony Nomination Predix

What follows are my predictions for this year's Tony Award nominations, announced
Monday morning the 12th of May. These predictions are for who I believe will be
nominated and not necessarily who I would nominate. They are listed in the order
I feel are most to least likely to be nominated.


  • Hairspray
  • Movin' Out
  • A Year With Frog and Toad
  • Amour
Look of Love
Urban Cowboy
Dance of the Vampires


  • Nine
  • La Boheme
  • Gypsy
  • Man of La Mancha
Flower Drum Song
The Boys From Syracuse

  • Take Me Out
  • Enchanted April
  • Vincent in Brixton
  • Life X
Hollywood Arms
Imaginary Friends
Say Goodnight Gracie

  • A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Medea
  • Frankie and Johnny
Dinner at Eight
Our Town

I'm Not Rappaport
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Master Harold and the Boys


  • Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam
  • The Play What I Wrote
  • Jackie Mason: Prune Danish
  • Bill Maher: Victory Begins At Home
Robin Williams Live on Broadway
Short Takes on the Universe

  • Harvey Fierstein (Hairpray)
  • Antonio Banderas (Nine)
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell (La Mancha)
  • Malcom Gets (Amour)
  • John Selya (Movin' Out)
Mark Linn-Baker (Year with Frog & Toad)
Matt Cavenaugh (Urban Cowboy)
Michael Crawford (Dance of the Vampires)
Jay Goede (A Year with Frog & Toad)
Jose Llana (Flower Drum Song)

John Dossett (Gypsy)
David Miller (La Boheme)
Tom Hewitt (The Boys From Syracuse)


  • Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray)
  • Bernadette Peters (Gypsy)
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (La Mancha)
  • Elizabeth Parkinson (Movin' Out)
  • Melissa Errico (Amour)
Lea Salonga (Flower Drum Song)
Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy)
Liz Callaway (The Look of Love)
Ekaterina Solevyeva (La Boheme)


  • Dick Latessa (Hairspray)
  • John Dossett (Gypsy)
  • Ernie Sabella (Man of la Mancha)
  • Matthew Morrison (Hairspray)
  • Corey Reynolds (Hairspray)
Randall Duk Kim (Flower Drum Song)
Leo Burmester (Urban Cowboy)
Keith Roberts (Movin' Out)
Rene Auberjonois (Dance of the Vampires)
Scott Wise (Movin’ Out)

Jose Llana (Flower (Drum Song)
Max Von Essen (Dance of the Vampires)
Christopher Fitzgerald (Amour)
Frank Vlastnik (A Year With Frog & Toad)
Jay Goede (A Year with Frog and Toad)

Norm Lewis (Amour)
John Cunningham (Amour)
Kevin Ceballo (The Look of Love)
Jose Llana (Flower Drum Song)
Jonathan Dukochitz (The Look of Love)

Keith Roberts (Movin’ Out)
Marcus Chait (Urban Cowboy)


  • Chita Rivera (Nine)
  • Jane Krakowski (Nine)
  • Kerry Butler (Hairspray)
  • Mary Stuart Masterson (Nine)
  • Tammy Blanchard (Gypsy)
Laura Benanti (Nine)
Mary Bond Davis (Hairspray)
Sally Mayes (Urban Cowboy)
Sandra Allen (Flower Drum Song)
Mary Beth Peil (Nine)

Jodi Long (Flower Drum Song)
Linda Hart (Hairspray )
Laura Bell Bundy (Hairspray)
Danielle Ferland (Frog & Toad)
Ashley Tuttle (Movin' Out)

Liz Callaway (The Look of Love)
Nora Mae Lyng (Amour)
Jeanine LaManna (The Look of Love)
Mandy Gonzalez (Dance of the Vampires)
Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray)


  • Eddie Izzard (Joe Egg)
  • Brian Dennehy (Long Day's Journey)
  • Brian Bedford (Tartuffe)
  • Jochum ten Haaf (Vincent in Brixton)
  • Paul Newman (Our Town)
Stanley Tucci (Frankie & Johnny)
Henry Goodman (Tartuffe)
Frank Gorshin (Say Goodnight Gracie)
John Turturro (Life x )
Ben Vereen (I'm Not Rappaport)

Harry Groener (Imaginary Friends)
Jonathan Cake (Medea)
Frank Wood (Hollywood Arms)


  • Vanessa Redgrave (Long Day's Journey)
  • Fiona Shaw (Medea)
  • Clare Higgins (Vincent in Brixton)
  • Victoria Hamilton (Joe Egg)
  • Jayne Atkinson (Enchanted April)
Edie Falco (Frankie & Johnny)
Helen Hunt (Life x )
Swoosie Kurts (Imaginary Friends)
Christine Ebersole (Dinner at Eight)
Cherry Jones (Imaginary Friends)

Whoopi Goldberg (Ma Rainey's)
Marisa Tomei (Salome)
Linda Lavin (Hollywood Arms)
Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms)


  • Denis O'Hare (Take Me Out)
  • Daniel Sunjata (Take Me Out)
  • Robert Sean Leonard (Long Day's)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (Long Day's)
  • Neil Huff (Take Me Out)
Michael Cumpsty (Enchanted April)
Daniel Gerroll (Enchanted April)
Jonathan Cake (Medea)
Frederick Weller (Take Me Out)
Harry Groener (Imaginary Friends)

Michael Hayden (Enchanted April)
Byron Jennings (Dinner at Eight)
Brent Spiner (Life x )
Michael Gaston (Joe Egg)
Jeffrey DeMunn (Our Town)

Frank Converse (Our Town)
Kevin Conway (Dinner at Eight)
James Rebhorn (Dinner at Eight)
Frank Wood (Hollywood Arms)
Peter Starrett (Vincent in Brixton)

Ben Fox (Our Town)


  • Linda Emond (Life x )
  • J. Cameron-Smith (Tartuffe)
  • Dana Ivey (Joe Egg)
  • Jayne Atkinson (Enchanted April)
  • Marian Seldes (Dinner at Eight)
Emily Skinner (Dinner at Eight)
Linda Lavin (Hollywood Arms)
Dagmara Dominczyk (Enchanted April)
Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms)
Elizabeth Ashley (Enchanted April)

Molly Ringwald (Enchanted April)
Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms)
Dianne Wiest (Salome)
Donna Lynne Champlin (Hollywood Arms)
Margaret Colin (Joe Egg)

Fiana Toibin (Long Days Journey)
Madeleine Martin (Joe Egg)
Kathryn Meisle (Tartuffe)
Maggie Lacey (Our Town)
Sarah Drew (Vincent in Brixton)

Christine Ebersole (Dinner at Eight)


  • Baz Luhrmann (La Boheme)
  • Jack O'Brien (Hairspray)
  • David Leveaux (Nine)
  • Twyla Tharp (Movin' Out)
Sam Mendes (Gypsy)
James Lapine (Amour)
Robert Longbottom (Flower Drum Song)
David Petrarca (Frog & Toad)

Jonathan Kent (Man of la Mancha)
Lonny Price (Urban Cowboy)
John Rando (Dance of the Vampires)
Scott Ellis (The Look of Love)

Scott Ellis (The Boys from Syracuse)


  • Joe Mantello (Take Me Out)
  • Robert Falls (Long Day's Journey)
  • Deborah Warner (Medea)
  • Michael Wilson (Enchanted April)
Laurence Boswell (Joe Egg)
Gerald Gutierrez (Dinner at Eight)
Richard Eyre (Vincent in Brixton)
James Naughton (Our Town)

Joe Dowling (Tartuffe)
Harold Prince (Hollywood Arms)
Matthew Warchus (Life x )
Joe Mantello (Frankie & Johnny)

Jack O'Brien (Imaginary Friends)
Kenneth Branagh (The Play What I Wrote)
Marion McClinton (Ma Rainey's)
Estelle Parsons (Salome)


  • Twyla Tharp (Movin' Out)
  • Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray)
  • Ann Reinking (The Look of Love)
  • Jonathan Butterell (Nine)
Robert Longbottom (Flower Drum Song)
Melinda Roy (Urban Cowboy)
Daniel Pelzig (A Year with Frog & Toad)
John Carrafa (Dance of the Vampires)

Luis Perez (Man of La Mancha)
Jane Comfort (Amour)
Jerry Mitchell (Gypsy)
Jerry Mitchell (Imaginary Friends)

Rob Ashford (The Boys from Syracuse)


  • Hairspray
  • A Year with Frog & Toad
  • Flower Drum Song
  • Urban Cowboy
Movin' Out
The Look of Love
Dance of the Vampires

The Boys from Syracuse


  • Hairspray
  • Amour
  • A Year with Frog & Toad
  • Urban Cowboy
Imaginary Friends
Dance of the Vampires

  • Hairspray
  • La Boheme
  • The Look of Love
  • Nine
Man of La Mancha
Flower Drum Song
Urban Cowboy

Dance of the Vampires
The Boys From Syracuse
A Year with Frog & Toad

Movin' Out


  • La Boheme
  • Hairspray
  • Dinner at Eight
  • Enchanted April
Dance of the Vampires
Flower Drum Song

Man of La Mancha
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Take Me Out

A Year with Frog & Toad
Movin Out
Frankie & Johnny
I’m Not Rappaport

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


  • Hairspray
  • La Boheme
  • Enchanted April
  • Nine
Dinner at Eight
Flower Drum Song
Movin' Out

Man of La Mancha
A Year with Frog & Toad
Hollywood Arms

Imaginary Friends
Dance of the Vampires
Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


  • La Boheme
  • Hairspray
  • Movin' Out
  • Dance of the Vampires
Flower Drum Song
Enchanted April

Man of La Mancha
Take Me Out
A Year with Frog & Toad
Dinner at Eight

Urban Cowboy
Vincent in Brixton
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
A Year with Frog and Toad

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